Local Groups React to Hate Crime

EUGENE, Ore. — A hate crime near the University of Oregon campus that could be targeted at a Jewish fraternity is causing outrage throughout the community. Fraternity brothers living in the Alpha Epsilon Pi house near the UO campus are outraged, after finding swastikas painted on a mailbox down the street from their house. “This … Continue reading »

EPD Investigating Possible Hate Crime

EUGENE, Ore. — Nearly¬†a dozen swastikas showed up on mailboxes near the University of Oregon Monday, now Eugene Police are looking into the hate symbols. The mailboxes are opposite the AEPi Fraternity, a national Jewish fraternity. In a statement, the Eugene Human Rights Commissioner Phil Carrascao said, “The City of Eugene Human Rights Commission strongly … Continue reading »

Rally Against Hate

EUGENE, Ore. — Betsy Steffensen is a mother of six and grandmother of 12, but this day is about spreading peace throughout Lane County. “I really feel that the world is a small place sometimes and we all need to really look at each other and listen to each other. It is a skill that … Continue reading »

KEZI Exclusive: Hate Crime Suspect’s Grandfather Speaks Out

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The family of a teen who allegedly helped chase down a black teen in Springfield is speaking out about the incident. David’s grandson is one of the three teenage suspects in the case. We’re not using his last name to protect his grandson’s identity, as he’s a minor. David doesn’t know Matt … Continue reading »

Springfield Rallies Against Hate Crimes

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — In light of hate crime allegations in Springfield, the community is fighting back against hate and racism by hosting a rally. The Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC) teamed up with the Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect and Back to Back: Allies for Human Dignity to counter possible hate activity in … Continue reading »