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Man accused of hate crime after hitting child pleads not guilty in Whatcom Superior Court

Victim's father says he was amazed by community support

A packed courtroom waits to hear from Judicial Commissioner Lisa Keeler regarding Paul Bittner, the suspect of an alleged hate crime, at the Whatcom County Superior Court on Friday, June 21. (Eric Becker/Cascadia Daily News)
By Annie Todd Criminal Justice/Enterprise Reporter
In a crowded Whatcom County Superior courtroom, a 42-year-old white man accused of hitting a Black c
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