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Dubuque authorities host hate crime forum

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On Wednesday, June 1, various Dubuque authorities will host a forum on hate crimes and bias incidents in Dubuque. 

Back in April, police in Dubuque found two burnt crosses near the intersection of Washington and East 22nd streets. This was considered a hate crime and sparked the need for authorities and community members to come together.

The forum will be held to address issues related to hate crime investigation, reporting, prosecution, and prevention. It is hoped that this forum will build collaboration among key partners in order to prevent and respond to hate crimes and bias incidents. 

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa is partnering with the FBI, DOJ's Community Relations Service, Dubuque County Attorney's and Sheriff's Offices, Dubuque Police Department, and the City of Dubuque Human Rights Commission to host the forum. 

U.S. Attorney Kevin W. Techau will be at the event along with  Darryck Dean, a DOJ Conciliation Specialist with the Community Relations Service located in Kansas City. Mr. Dean was involved with community conciliation efforts in Ferguson, Mo.

The forum will be held in Mindframe Theaters on 555 John F. Kennedy Rd (behind Kennedy Mall) in Dubuque, IA. The event is from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

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