Tag: Hate Crimes

He Spat on a Man From Ukraine. Now He Has to Write About the Immigrant Experience.

When the manager of a car dealership, a Ukrainian immigrant, asked a 37-year-old man to clean up his trash, the man spit in the manager’s face, told him to go back to his own country and threatened to cut him with a box cutter. Now that man, Harold Eugene Denson III, of Portland, Ore., will […]

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Illinois High Schooler Charged With Hate Crime After Posting a ‘Slave for Sale’ Ad for Black Classmate

Naperville, Ill., police have charged a 14-year-old boy with a hate crime after he allegedly posted a photo of a black classmate on a Craigslist ad captioned, “slave for sale.” According to the Chicago Tribune, the teen, who is white, was charged as a juvenile with two counts of committing a hate crime (a felony) […]

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Georgia Teenager Plotted a Knife Attack on a Black Church, Police Say

ATLANTA — A 16-year-old white girl was orchestrating an elaborate, racially motivated plot to attack a small black congregation outside Atlanta, but the scheme was foiled after her classmates reported it to a high school counselor, the authorities said Tuesday. The authorities said the girl, who had assembled a collection of butcher knives and other […]

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Man Who Threatened to ‘Put a Bullet’ in Rep. Omar Pleads Guilty

It began with a hate-filled call to Representative Ilhan Omar’s Washington office in March, officials said. “Do you work for the Muslim Brotherhood?” Patrick W. Carlineo Jr. asked a member of Ms. Omar’s staff on that call, according to a criminal complaint. “Why are you working for her, she’s a [expletive] terrorist. Somebody ought to […]

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Report Details How Stephen Miller Shared Theories Favored by White Nationalists

WASHINGTON — A batch of leaked emails obtained by a civil rights advocacy group show that Stephen Miller, the White House adviser with a direct hand in shaping President Trump’s hard-line immigration policies, promoted theories popular with white nationalist groups to an editor at a prominent conservative publication before he joined the administration. The group, […]

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Hate-Crime Violence Hits 16-Year High, F.B.I. Reports

Personal attacks motivated by bias or prejudice reached a 16-year high in 2018, the F.B.I. said Tuesday, with a significant upswing in violence against Latinos outpacing a drop in assaults targeting Muslims and Arab-Americans. Overall, the number of hate crimes of all kinds reported in the United States remained fairly flat last year after a […]

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F.B.I. and Prosecutors Try Speaking Plainly About Domestic Terrorism

OAKWOOD VILLAGE, Ohio — As a group of prominent black pastors listened, the top federal prosecutor in northern Ohio, Justin E. Herdman, spoke recently at Mount Zion church about the prospect that a gunman could target one of their congregations. The subtext was clear. Mr. Herdman is among a group of federal law enforcement officials […]

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Man Pleads Guilty in Attack on Syrian Refugee Who Was Speaking Arabic

The 17-year-old was on his way home from school, on FaceTime with a friend, when a stranger sat down next to him, pulled his earbud out of his ear and asked, “What trash are you speaking?” The teenager, a Syrian refugee who had moved to San Diego three years ago, replied, “Arabic.” The man then […]

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Victim of Milwaukee Acid Attack Says He Was Told to ‘Go Back to Your Country’

The police in Milwaukee on Monday were investigating an attack on a Hispanic man as a possible hate crime after the victim, who was severely burned on his face and neck, reported that his attacker threw acid on him and told him to “go back to your country.” The victim, Mahud Villalaz, 42, was assaulted […]

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Germany Moves to Tighten Gun and Hate Speech Laws After Far-Right Attacks

BERLIN — Prospective gun buyers in Germany would have to undergo background checks to ensure they have no ties to extremism and social media companies operating in the country would be required to report suspicious posts under a series of proposals advanced Wednesday by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government. The legislation comes amid a recent spike […]

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India Fails to Release Full Data on Hate Crimes

NEW DELHI — When India released its annual crime report this week, more than a year behind schedule, certain pieces of data were conspicuously missing. Officials in the administration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi had tracked many types of crimes, but they selectively released results, choosing to share figures about attacks committed by left-wing extremists […]

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Emmett Till Memorial Has a New Sign. This Time, It’s Bulletproof.

Emmett Till’s family stood on the shore of the Tallahatchie River just outside of Glendora, Miss., on Saturday. It was there, that, it is believed, the body of 14-year-old Emmett was pulled from the water after he had been kidnapped, tortured and lynched nearly 65 years ago. For decades, the spot was unmarked, but in […]

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VIDEO: Matthew Shepard’s Parents Slammed AG William Barr on LGBTQ Rights

In a stunning act of rebellion, Justice Department employees gave a standing ovation to a woman who publicly lambasted Attorney General William Barr about his recent efforts to dismantle protections for transgender Americans. Barr and DOJ employees had gathered in the Department’s Great Hall for an event celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the Matthew Shepard […]

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Matthew Shepard’s Parents Assail Trump Administration on Gay Rights

WASHINGTON — The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay college student whose murder led to the passage of a groundbreaking federal law that expanded the definition of violent federal hate crimes, harshly criticized the Trump administration’s record on civil rights in a letter read aloud in their absence during a Justice Department ceremony on Wednesday. […]

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Racists Are Recruiting. Watch Your White Sons.

Raising teenagers can be terrifying. Our squishy little babies become awkward hormonal creatures who question our authority at every turn. I expected that. What I didn’t predict was that my sons’ adolescence would include being drawn to the kind of online content that right-wing extremists use to recruit so many young men. The first sign […]

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Trump Is ‘Last Hope for White People,’ Said Police Chief on Trial

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A former police chief in New Jersey who is on trial on a federal hate-crime charge after he allegedly slammed a black teenager’s head into a doorjamb, once called President Trump “the last hope for white people,” according to […]

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18 Transgender Killings This Year Raise Fears of an ‘Epidemic’

ATLANTA — In the most recent killing of a transgender woman, her body was found inside an abandoned car, burned beyond recognition. In another case, the woman was pulled from a lake at a Dallas park. And in a third, she was found dead near a golf course, just weeks after she survived a brutal […]

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Man Who Berated Woman Over Puerto Rican Flag T-Shirt Is Convicted of Hate Crimes

A Chicago man who was seen last year in a widely viewed video berating a woman in a city park for wearing a T-shirt with the Puerto Rican flag was convicted this week of two felony hate crime charges. A Cook County jury found the man, Timothy Trybus, 63, guilty on Wednesday after deliberating for […]

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Person of Interest Is Named in Killing of Transgender Woman in Florida

Three weeks after the body of Bee Love Slater, a black transgender woman, was found burned in an abandoned car near Clewiston, Fla., the authorities on Wednesday named a Belle Glade man as a “person of interest” in her killing. They also said that the man, Jamson Richemond, 29, was a “person of interest” in […]

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How Jussie Smollett Was Written Off the Last Season of ‘Empire’

This article contains spoilers for Season 6, Episode 1 of “Empire.” The last time “Empire” fans saw Jussie Smollett on the show, he was getting married to the love of his life, looking jubilant in a white tuxedo and dancing with his new husband while family drama swirled around him. At that point, Mr. Smollett’s […]

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