Tag: Hate Crimes

Mr. Trump, Stop Questioning the Loyalty of American Jews

In the bloody history of modern anti-Semitism, one of the most common justifications for violence is the inflammatory canard that the loyalty of Jewish citizens is suspect. President Trump has repeatedly employed that libel in recent days as part of a verbal assault on the Democratic Party. Such language is traditionally used to incite anger […]

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Man Charged in Video Threatening Jewish Center, Officials Say

An Ohio man faces charges of harassment and aggravated menacing after a video was posted on social media that showed him firing a gun and referencing a local Jewish community center, the F.B.I. said. The man, James Patrick Reardon, 20, was arrested on Friday, according to the agency, and the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office said […]

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New York Moves to Classify Killings Fueled by White Supremacy as Domestic Terrorism

Expressing deep concern about violence tied to white supremacy and other forms of bigotry, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo proposed on Thursday to make New York the first state to classify “hate-fueled” killings as domestic terrorism. Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, unveiled the proposal in a speech, almost two weeks after back-to-back massacres in El Paso, Tex., […]

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Hate Crimes Are Slipping Through the Cracks

August 12 is a date forever ingrained in both of our memories. It’s when our children, Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer, were murdered in hate crimes — one year apart from each other: Khalid in 2016, on the doorsteps of his family home in Tulsa, Okla.; and Heather in 2017, on a crowded street in […]

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Student Wins $725,000 in Lawsuit Over ‘Troll Storm’ Led by The Daily Stormer

The first African-American female student body president of American University won a $725,000 judgment on Friday in a lawsuit against Andrew Anglin, the publisher of the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer who incited a racist “troll storm” targeting her, a judge ruled. This was the third judgment in the past three months against Mr. Anglin. […]

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Coke Ad Riles Hungary Conservatives, Part of Larger Gay Rights Battle

WARSAW — By the standards of Western advertising, Coca-Cola’s billboard campaign in Hungary was pretty tame. Three couples are shown enjoying a soda, smiling and seemingly in love. One picture shows a man, a woman and a Coke; another two women and a Coke; and a third shows two men and a Coke. “Love is […]

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Ohio House Explosion Investigated as Hate Crime After Racist Graffiti Is Found

The unoccupied home of an interracial couple in Sterling, Ohio, exploded early Wednesday morning, and officials found a misshapen swastika and a misspelled anti-black slur painted on their garage. The incident was being investigated as a possible hate crime by the local police, the F.B.I. and other agencies, according to Capt. Doug Hunter of the […]

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The Long History of the El Paso Attack

In the cities and towns of California, Colorado, Arizona and other Western states, there are countless highways of memory leading back to El Paso. That Texas border town on the Rio Grande, site of a horrific mass shooting on Saturday, is the Ellis Island of the American Southwest. My mother-in-law, now in her 80s, lives […]

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Cory Booker to Speak About White Supremacy and Gun Violence in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey was preparing on Wednesday morning for perhaps the most important speech of his presidential campaign, in an appearance at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston where he hoped to rally Americans against gun violence and the rise of violent white supremacy. Mr. Booker, who […]

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Legal Shield for Websites Rattles Under Onslaught of Hate Speech

When the most consequential law governing speech on the internet was created in 1996, Google.com didn’t exist and Mark Zuckerberg was 11 years old. The federal law, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, has helped Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and countless other internet companies flourish. But Section 230’s liability protection also extends to fringe sites […]

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World Reacts to El Paso Shooting and the Hate That Fueled It

LONDON — “White nationalist terrorism.” “America’s new civil war.” “‘Domestic terrorists’ devastate the U.S.” After two mass shootings rocked the United States last weekend, headlines from Sydney to Paris depicted the bloodshed as America battling itself. International reactions to previous mass shootings focused on the ubiquity of guns in the United States — a culture […]

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Trump, Tax Cuts and Terrorism

Why has the Republican Party become a systematic enabler of terrorism? Don’t pretend to be shocked. Just look at G.O.P. responses to the massacre in El Paso. They have ranged from the ludicrous (blame video games!) to the almost honest (who would have expected Ted Cruz, of all people, to speak out against white supremacy?). […]

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In El Paso Shooting Suspect’s Manifesto, an Echo of Trump’s Language

At campaign rallies before last year’s midterm elections, President Trump repeatedly warned that America was under attack by immigrants heading for the border. “You look at what is marching up, that is an invasion!” he declared at one rally. “That is an invasion!” Nine months later, a 21-year-old white man is accused of opening fire […]

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James Comey: Mr. President, Please Take a Stand Against Racism

America has long had a radioactive racist soup in the center of our national life. Donald Trump thinks he is stirring it for political benefit. He’s actually doing something more dangerous. For much of our history, the soup was deadly and uncontained, spewing radiation that led to the enslavement, terrorization, murder and oppression of African-Americans. […]

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8chan Is a Megaphone for Shooters. ‘Shut the Site Down,’ Says Its Creator.

Fredrick Brennan was getting ready for church at his home in the Philippines when the news of a mass shooting in El Paso, Tex., arrived. His response was immediate and instinctive. “Whenever I hear about a mass shooting, I say, ‘All right, we have to research if there’s an 8chan connection,’” he said. Mr. Brennan […]

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Emmett Till Sign Photo Leads Ole Miss Fraternity to Suspend Members

Three students at the University of Mississippi were suspended by their fraternity on Wednesday after an Instagram photo surfaced of them brandishing guns in front of a bullet-riddled memorial sign for Emmett Till, whose brutal murder in 1955 served as a catalyst for the civil rights movement. The photo of the smiling Kappa Alpha members […]

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Why a Black Preacher Is Fighting for Control of a Neo-Nazi Group

LOS ANGELES — A pitched leadership battle is taking place inside one of the country’s oldest neo-Nazi groups. On one side, a true believer is pushing to attract new members and expand the ranks. On the other, a black former Baptist preacher is hoping to destroy the hate-spewing group from the inside. James Hart Stern, […]

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Denali Berries Stuckey Becomes 12th Black Trans Woman Killed This Year

Photo: iStock The murderous death toll continues to climb for members of the transgender community with news of the killing of Denali Berries Stuckey, the 12th transgender woman to be slain this year. Stuckey, 29, was found shot to death along a road in North Charleston, S.C., on Saturday, and police are now investigating whether her […]

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Hate Thy Neighbor: Man Allegedly Sent Hallmark Cards Threatening to Shoot ‘Minorities’ Who Move Into His Neighborhood

Photo: San Luis Obispo Police Department Authorities charged a California man with hate crimes upon finding a cache of weapons and ammunition in his home, after he was accused of sending threatening greeting cards to his non-white neighbors. On June 30, police in San Luis Obispo, Calif, arrested the future star of a Dateline NBC […]

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