November 16, 2016

Healey dials up harassment hotline as Trump protests, supporters flare

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Attorney General Maura Healey

BOSTON — Those experiencing bias-motivated harassment in Massachusetts have a new hotline they can call, established this week by Attorney General Maura T. Healey who said the outreach effort stemmed from last week’s divisive presidential election.

“It’s undeniable that across this country after what has been a pretty divisive election, there was a lot of emotion in the wake of the results of that election,” Healey told reporters at a news conference Monday, Nov. 14. “It might have happened no matter which way the election may have gone. But we’ve seen that. That’s real. We see what’s happening out on the streets.”

Attorney General Maura Healey launched a hotline for Massachusetts residents to call in response to incidents of harassment following the general election.

Antonio Caban / State House News Service

Attorney General Maura Healey launched a hotline for Massachusetts residents to call in response to incidents of harassment following the general election.

Stormfront and other white-supremacist groups endorsed Donald Trump before his election.

Since he defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton, the president-elect has said he aims to bring the country together.

Those opposed to the election results have marched in Worcester, Boston and other cities, denouncing Trump. Anecdotal reports circulated through social media and reported by news organizations have described minorities targeted by Trump supporters after the results.

Locally, a Natick man reportedly received two letters of warning, heralding Trump’s victory and using racial slurs while saying “Natick has a zero tolerance for black people.”


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