Tag: Hate Crimes

The Murderer Was Full of Hate. But Did He Commit a Hate Crime?

DURHAM, N.C. — He hated religion. He hated rule breakers. He hated people who parked in his spot. The man at the center of a case that caused a worldwide furor four years ago over anti-Muslim violence was filled with so much hate that he shot and killed three of his neighbors, all students of […]

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Swastikas and Burning Pride Flags: Hate Crimes Spike in N.Y.

In Staten Island, the phrase “Synagogue of Satan” was spray painted on a wall outside of a Jewish school. In Brooklyn, a pro-Hitler message was scrawled on a poster outside a Jewish children’s museum whose mission is to fight anti-Semitism. In Manhattan, two rainbow pride flags were set on fire outside of a gay bar. […]

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YouTube to Remove Thousands of Videos Pushing Extreme Views

YouTube announced plans on Wednesday to remove thousands of videos and channels that advocate for neo-Nazism, white supremacy and other bigoted ideologies in an attempt to clean up extremism and hate speech on its popular service. The new policy will ban “videos alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segregation or […]

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N.Y.C. Is Getting Safer, but Hate Crimes Are Up

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Wednesday. The primary election for Queens district attorney is 20 days away. Weather: Be on the watch for thundershowers, mostly after 3 p.m. Winds could feel brisk, and temperatures could reach the low 80s. Alternate-side parking: Suspended today and Thursday for Eid al-Fitr. […]

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F.B.I., Pushing to Stop Domestic Terrorists, Grapples With Limits on Its Power

EVERETT, Wash. — Dakota Reed’s mind brimmed with thoughts of mass murder. In November, he wrote on Facebook, “I am shooting for 30 Jews.” The next month, he uploaded a video of himself in his bedroom of his mother’s Seattle-area home proudly displaying new gun sights he had mounted on his AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle. White […]

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After Third Killing of a Transgender Woman in a Year, Dallas Police Urge Vigilance

For the third time in less than a year, the Dallas police said Monday that they were investigating the killing of a transgender woman, raising the specter of a spree of violence targeting one of the most marginalized communities in the city. The police said the woman, Chynal Lindsey, 26, was pulled out of White […]

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Prosecutors, Wary of Appearances, Deliberated On How to Explain Smollett Decision

Documents released on Friday showed that the day before they dropped all charges against the actor Jussie Smollett, who had been accused of staging a hate crime, prosecutors deliberated over the precise wording of their explanation, cognizant of how the public might perceive their sudden withdrawal from the case. According to correspondence released by the […]

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Documents Suggest Prosecutors Quickly Changed Mind on Jussie Smollett Case

Documents released on Thursday suggested that just days after Jussie Smollett’s 16-count indictment, prosecutors in Chicago were thinking of settling his charges of staging a hate crime, deepening the mystery of why they so quickly changed their mind about the case. Mr. Smollett, 36, had been accused of paying two acquaintances to stage an attack […]

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Racial Terror and the Second Repeal of Reconstruction

This April, PBS aired a groundbreaking documentary series on the fate of Reconstruction—and therefore of Black America. Featuring more than 40 scholars (myself among them) and Black descendants of key figures in Reconstruction’s history, this copiously researched chronicle also doubles as a powerful and chilling window on to our own age of violent and resurgent […]

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