Proceed With Caution.

“Hate crimes in Los Angeles County soared last year to their highest mark in five years even as overall crime dropped across the region, according to a report released Thursday.
The annual report by the county’s human relations commission shows 763 hate crimes were reported in 2007, a 28 percent increase from 2006… The commission said 111 hate crimes based on sexual orientation were reported, a 9 percent increase from 2006; more than 90 percent were against gay men.” [AP]