Brunswick's human rights task force tackling reports of hate
BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- Concerns about the recent election and Donald trump's victory prompts three Brunswick town councilors to take action.
The town's human rights task force is planning more public meetings after reports of hateful speech and confrontations in the wake of the election.
The task force was formed last year after reports of harassment and prejudice in downtown Brunswick and on the Bowdoin College campus.
Recently, more incidents have been reported.
"We have quite a diverse group. I'm a lesbian and I grew up in this town. So, I kind of recognize it’s been great for years and years and years and all of a sudden, like I know a lot in my community, we're scared again. We haven't been scared for a long time," says Kathy Wilson, at-large Brunswick town councilor.
Wilson says she can't understand why anyone would want to be hateful.
The Brunswick Police Department has put together an online form to report acts of bias or hateful speech.