Rep. Israel seeks national hotline for hate crime victims

Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington), in Woodbury on July 8, 2014, announced legislation that would establish a national, toll-free hotline and website for victims of hate crimes. Israel said the bill would give "victims an anonymous and safe way to learn more about hate crimes" and provide them access to counseling, mental health and physical health services in their area. (Credit: Newsday / Chris Ware)