Hate Crimes

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FBI Report Shows Fewer Hate Crimes, But More Hate-Driven Violence

The report uncovered an increase in hate-related homicides and assaults against individuals.

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Advocates Demand #JusticeForJussie Smollett

The “Empire” star was reportedly attacked by two men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs, physically attacked him and put a noose around his neck.

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Twitter Charges 'Law & Order: Hate Crimes' With Felony Obtuseness

The next installment of Dick Wolf’s long-running “Law & Order” franchise seeks to turn hate crimes into network drama. 

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In Trump's America, Survivors of Hate Violence Share Their Stories

Civil rights attorney Arjun Singh Sethi’s new book, “American Hate,” is a compelling collection of testimonies from survivors of hate violence.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Indian-American Man

Witnesses say he yelled “get out of my country” before opening fire.

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Trump Tweets Anti-Muslim Videos, World Calls Him Out

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.): “The president is racist. There’s no doubt about that in my mind.”

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FBI: Hate Crimes Are Up

The bureau’s latest report assesses violence in 2016, a year marked by the election of President Donald Trump.

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Retired Police Chief Arrested on Hate Crime and Civil Rights Charges

Frank Nucera Jr. “These niggers are like ISIS, they have no value. They should line them all up and mow ’em down. I’d like to be on the firing squad.”

Second Lieutenant Richard Collins III.

White Man Charged With Hate Crime for Death of Black Bowie State University Student

Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks: “Lieutenant Collins was murdered because of his race.”

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Mother of 8-Year-Old Attempted Lynching Survivor: 'This Kind of Stuff Does Happen. Everywhere.'

Cassandra Merlin says local police aren’t treating the case seriously.

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FBI, ATF Investigate Minnesota Mosque Bombing

The FBI has not yet ruled the bombing at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center a hate crime, but confirms that the explosion was the result of a “destructive device in violation of federal law.”

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Man Who Killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla Indicted for Hate Crimes

Adam Purinton faces federal hate crime and weapons charges, in addition to county murder and attempted murder charges, for killing the Indian-born engineer.

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Racists Attack Smithsonian, LeBron James' Home

Visitors found a noose at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the same day that someone vandalized Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James’ home with racist graffiti.

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Racist Who Killed Timothy Caughman Charged With Terrorism, Hate Crimes

“James Jackson prowled the streets of New York for three days in search of a Black person to assassinate in order to launch a campaign of terrorism against our Manhattan community and the values we celebrate.”

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NYPD: James Harris Jackson Killed Timothy Caughman 'To Make a Statement'

Assistant chief William Aubry says Jackson traveled to New York with the intent of hurting a Black man. 

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Kansas Man Faces Possible Hate Crime Charges For Killing Indian Immigrant

Witnesses say that Adam Purinton told Srinivas Kuchibhotla to “get out of my country” before shooting at him in a Kansas bar.

Radical Right 'Electrified' by Trump Candidacy and Presidency

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s annual mapping of organized hate in America reveals a dramatic spike in anti-Muslim groups.

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Trump Supporter Charged With Multiple Hate Crimes for Alleged Assault of Muslim Woman

Robin Rhodes reportedly kicked the hijab-clad woman, then said: “Trump is here now. He will get rid of all of you.”

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Dylann Roof Sentenced to Death for Charleston Massacre

Reactions to the decision are…complicated: “Killing Dylann Roof won’t do anything to rid our country of White supremacy. It’s in our bones, it’s in our soil, it’s in the White House.”

Dylann Roof to Represent Himself for Sentencing

Jurors found Roof guilty of killing nine Black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina. Now he faces sentencing for his crimes.