Concerns of violence, hate crimes after election results across the country

NEW YORK (WABC) -- There is a concern about violence across the country after the presidential election.

There were chants of "white power" in a Pennsylvania school, and "build the wall" at a school in Michigan.

Near a church in Maryland, this: "Trump nation. Whites only."

Some believe the election of Donald Trump has given license to, a voice to hatred that had been muffled.

Mr. Trump himself addressed anyone who would commit acts of hate in his name.

"I am so saddened to hear that. And I say 'Stop it.' If it, if it helps, I will say this, and I will say it right to the cameras, 'Stop it,'" President-Elect Trump said.

"A lot of people in our community are quite concerned," said Rev. Simpson Turner, Mount Carmel Baptist Church.

Mayor Bill de Blasio met with a number of community leaders Monday night in effort to reassure them that New York remains committed to tolerance. Clergy members said they're counting on it.

"We understand the city and the state will be supporting the issues regarding immigration, certainly stop and frisk and other issues that are affecting our communities, and we just want to make sure that everything remains the same here in the city," Rev. Simpson Turner said.

"We do believe in the beauty of this land and in the beautiful principles of American society which we are going to survive with regardless," said Imam Ahmed Dewider, Islamic Society of Midtown.

It's important to point out that people who commit hate crimes don't need Donald Trump's OK.

There were 5,928 violations of federal hate crime laws in 2014, before Donald Trump was even a candidate.
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