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FBI launches PR campaign to report hate crimes in Alaska

What is a hate crime?

“In the simplest terms, a hate crime must include both ‘hate’ and a ‘crime,'” the DOJ reports on its website.

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It’s a criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.

This week, the FBI Anchorage Field Office launched a hate crime reporting campaign as part of the effort to combat these crimes. Alaskans will see digital, print, and radio advertisements across the state, and bus advertisements in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau.

The Alaska effort ties with a national FBI awareness campaign that hopes to drive education efforts and increase reporting: “Protecting Our Communities Together: Report Hate Crimes.”

“All Alaskans should be able to thrive in our communities without fear that their skin color, what they believe, or who they love, makes them a target for violence,” said Antony Jung, special agent in charge of the FBI Anchorage Field Office. “The FBI hopes this campaign will encourage victims and witnesses to come forward, which will strengthen our ability to solve hate crimes, bring criminals to justice, and provide support to victims.”

Hate crimes are among the highest priorities at the FBI because of the devastating impact they have on families and communities, the agency said. “Hate crimes are not only an attack on the victim—they are meant to threaten and intimidate an entire community.”

Anyone who has information about or believes they are a victim of a federal hate crime should contact the FBI by phone at 1-800-CALL-FBI or online at

In April, the FBI raided the home of a Homer couple and accused them of stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop. The agency and other law enforcement agencies held the couple at gunpoint and in handcuffs for hours. Last week, two people in New York were arrested in connection with that laptop theft, which occurred on Jan. 6, when protestors poured into the U.S. Capitol to stop the certification of the Electoral College.

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Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.


  1. What ever happened to “sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me”? Are people really such thin-skinned wimps now that they have to suck their thumbs and cry for mummy in the form of the FBI (who incidentally have proven their incompetence in recent years). This is getting ridiculous. The FBI is fast becoming the SS of Nazism.

  2. So we gonna start calling the FBI on the FBI then?

    They seem to be committing a lot of crime and they seem to hate the American patriot, sooo.

    Key word; FISA

  3. The FBI can take a long walk off a short pier. Bunch of evil corrupt constitution trampling oath breakers.

  4. Welcome to Xibedens America
    Where oh where is the ACLU ???
    Hello 1st Amendment where art tho?

    We’re turning into Canada overnight

  5. Must mean the FBI is planning some false flag(s). Maybe they can get a couple of FBI informants to plot kidnapping the Anchorage Assembly ala Whitmer in Michigan.

  6. What a joke, the FBI is no longer the agency that was respected years ago. They are now a political tribe yo-yos and yes people.

  7. The FBI should be the last group to be spearheading such an ‘effort’. It seems they have become snowflakes determined to produce other snowflakes.

  8. We no longer have a free government, the old East German Stasi have taken over the FBI and Justice Department.

  9. Will there be “hate crimes” against whites, too, or just for everyone else? What about the reprehensible Unvaxxed? Will firing them for making their own personal
    Medical decisions be a hate crime? Asking for a friend…

  10. All of you are correct. Hate is a debilitating emotion. When did emotions become a crime? Is Love, Like, Enjoy now a crime as well?

    • Sorry, but all of those emotions can evoke violence depending upon who is joyful and who is threatened by it.

  11. In short only white heterosexual males will be the target of this as per usual. Any “hate crimes” committed by minorities and/or black masked Antifa and BLM’rs (not Bureau of Land Mgmt) will go unreported… as per usual. I “hate” it when that happens.

  12. The DOJ is targeting parents who testify at school board meetings as domestic terrorists through the FBI.
    A very small but remarkable detail is that AG Merrick Garland, the head of the DOJ, has a daughter Rebecca, who is married to Xan Tanner, Co founder of Panorama Education. This company is a major vendor that distributes the racist Critical Race Theory curriculum materials to public schools. Of which parents object to.
    Maybe Sullivan could come out of hiding and protect his state from this third world style thug police state tactics, but not likely.

  13. It’s sad to say that the FBI has never been above reproach. While there have been and continue to be many fine people in the bureau, it appears to have started out with a suspicious agenda when Teddy Roosevelt created it. If you read his true history you will realize that it was another black spot on American history and resulted in many shameful things. His presidency was a disgrace to America.

  14. The American Gestapo will ensure all will not only comply with Dear Leader’s dictates and mandates but publicly praise them or else you’ll end up in the American Gulag for the crime of “wrong think” which of course is the worst of the “hate” crimes.

  15. I think the FBI time, talents, and technologies would be better used (and more rewarding) locating missing and trafficked children and adults. Than for it getting involved in what can feel like personal drama arguing over what he/she said that can easily be resolved by polite conversation between the two without government’s assistance.

  16. Before I would do anything to help Antony Jung, I will want to hear his thoughts on the appropriateness of weaponizing the FBI to undertake, based on unverified and false information, investigations of people with political views with which he may not agree. Unless and until he speaks on that subject, he should not count on me doing much of anything for him and his colleagues. Shame on the FBI.

  17. OTOH, this could be fun as 95+% of all hate crime reports are hoaxes, generally by woke blacks. Given the politicized incompetence of the FBI these days, I’d say bring it on. Cheers –

  18. So should I be reporting the majority of the Anchorage Assembly for their obvious hatred, and official actions taken against, of all those who value freedom over authoritarianism and tyranny?

  19. I “hate” pedophiles. Is that a problem? Or will FBI be offended by that?

    At what point does a “crime” actually mean anything when the nut cases in politics can pass things into law over a stupid agenda and call it a crime to go against it.

  20. He’s deceptively trying to personalize hate crimes as something against various people in our community, but of course that is not the intent of the FBI’s and DOJ’s efforts.

    The effort is simply to install a hotline to intimidate normal people and Christians and use the full force of the law enforcement agency against them.

  21. The Basement Joe Administration is weaponizing the DOJ, FBI, Dept of Ed, DHS, IRS, and all federal agencies against those Americans who are for limited government and freedom from overreaching government. Guess that includes me. Actually, the purging of the US Military is happening now. And that is very dangerous, indeed.

  22. The public should call the FBI against the assembly. Clearly the liberal assembly “hates” the public and wants to muzzle us with masks. They have and continue to propose laws against us.

  23. I could care less about “hate” crimes, I am concerned about crime! Get crime under control and then you can make yourself “feel” good by focusing on “hate” crimes!

  24. If we had a strong governor he would introduce the FBI agents to our State Troopers.
    If we had a strong governor that would have been done when the couple from Homer were threatened, had their home broken into, and unlawfully detained. But we don’t.

  25. Disband the FBI! American Gestapo thugs. So much “unity” under Beijing Biden aka China Joe! I’m waiting for the civil war to start bro.

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