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- The agency is investigating hate crime incidents in the Bay Area, but Fair did not go into specific details.
- Fair said the FBI finds it difficult to prosecute offenders because they need to prove motive and intent.
- The FBI is increasing its resources to deal with the anti-Asian hate crimes in the Bay Area.
- Last week, the agency launched a public campaign on city trains by putting up banners that read, “Speak Up, Be Heard, Report Now. Report Hate Crimes to the FBI,” NBC Bay Area reported.
- The bureau is training more agents to help with the hate crime investigations in the area, CBS San Francisco reported.
- “These special agents will also conduct outreach to community groups to spread awareness, build trust, and encourage additional reporting of hate crimes to the FBI,” the bureau said.