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Preserving Evidence

If you become the victim of a hate or bias-related incident - racial or otherwise - or witness a hate or bias-related incident, please do the following to document the incident the best you can:

  • If you experience a written slur or discover graffiti, do not erase the text. The police will need to see it.
  • If you have a camera or cell phone camera, take a picture of the evidence, any physical injuries sustained, license plate, or anything else relevant.
  • If the incident is verbal, please write down exactly what was said to the best of your recollection.
  • Retain the contact information of any possible witnesses.
  • Speed and accuracy are critical, so please act immediately!