“As San Diegans, and as Asian Americans, we must be vigilant,” Cate said. “In District 6, one in every three residents are of Asian American descent. Thank you to the San Diego Police Department for expanding the Safe Place Program to serve our AAPI community.” Businesses participating in the Safe Place Program post the Safe Place sticker in the window or high-traffic areas of their establishment that contains a QR code for more information on hate crimes, how to report them and information tailored to community resources for persons often targeted by acts of hate. With quake ruled out, San Diego’s ‘mystery boom’ was likely sonic
“With hate crimes against Asian Americans on the rise across the nation, it was a no-brainer to expand the Safe Place Program to businesses serving our API communities,” Nisleit said. “As a police department, we want residents to feel safe reporting hate crimes, and this program gives them places to do just that. Launched in April, the Safe Place Program is an initiative intended to help San Diegans clearly identify businesses that are safe places for victims of a hate crime or how to report suspicious activity.
“SDPD is committed to investigating all acts of hate against community members, and we thank our business community for being such a great partner in helping us identify those committing these senseless crimes,” Nisleit continued. Gloria raises rainbow flag at city hall for Pride Month
Copyright 2021, City News Service, Inc. Close Modal Businesses interested in displaying the API or LGBTQ Safe Place Program stickers in their business can visit sandiego.gov/police/safeplace.
In addition to the Safe Place Program, SDPD officers facilitated several community walks in April in San Diego neighborhoods with a large number of API residents and businesses, including in the Little Saigon and Convoy Districts, Mira Mesa and Linda Vista Since announcing the program for businesses serving LGBTQ community members, 38 businesses in Hillcrest, Mission Hills, North Park, Point Loma and other areas across the city have posted the decals in their storefronts.
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