3 Dec 2020

Hate crimes haven't gone away in NZ - Jewish Council member

From Morning Report, 8:27 am on 3 December 2020

A member of the New Zealand Jewish community says white supremacy based hate crimes haven't gone away since the 15 March mosque attacks.

RNZ has revealed almost half of all hate crimes reported to the police are being wrongly downgraded from a criminal offence, to either "incidents" in which no crime was committed, or to lower level crimes.

The police only started recording hate crimes after last year's terror attacks despite years of requests.

Juliet Moses is a spokesperson for the New Zealand Jewish Council.