SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mayor of San Francisco expressed despair over the increase in reported hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders last year, up an astonishing 567% from the previous year, according to preliminary figures released by the police department on Tuesday.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge closed his courtroom to the public Friday to hear attorneys debate whether “racially insensitive” text messages should be allowed as evidence in the hate crimes trial of three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A judge has granted a request by a former New Jersey police chief to delay reporting to federal prison to serve a 28-month sentence on a conviction of lying to the FBI during a hate crime investigation.
SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian man has pleaded guilty to murdering an American mathematician who fell from a Sydney cliff in 1988 in a gay hate crime that was dismissed by police at the time as suicide.
A Chinese immigrant who was brutally attacked in April while collecting cans in East Harlem has died of his injuries, and his case is now deemed a homicide, New York City police said Saturday.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Sentenced to life in prison for murder, the three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery will soon stand trial on federal hate crimes charges in which jurors will have to decide whether the slaying of the running Black man was motivated by racism.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A national Muslim civil rights group is calling for state and federal hate crime investigations into the vandalism last week of a northeastern Iowa mosque captured on the building’s security cameras.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego police are asking the public to help identify a man suspected of seriously injuring an 81-year-old Laotian man in an attack last month that is being investigated as a hate crime.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas pleaded Tuesday for public help to identify a gunman who shot a waiter multiple times at a restaurant in the city’s Chinatown district during what was characterized as a botched after-hours burglary.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The federal judge presiding over the upcoming hate crimes trial of three white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery said Monday she plans to summon a jury pool of roughly 1,000 people scattered across an expansive area that covers 43 Georgia counties.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A former Dartmouth College student was indicted by a grand jury for allegedly shooting out most of the lights on a menorah at the college with a BB gun last year.
The former student, 20, of New York, has been charged with criminal mischief.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State University police have arrested a man they say is responsible for damaging Islamic literature and a copy of the Quran at the campus library.
Police are investigating a motive for damage at the Hayden Library's interfaith room on Wednesday.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys in the upcoming federal hate crimes trial of the three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery want the jury pool to come from an expansive area of Georgia that covers 43 counties, including some that are a four-hour drive from the courthouse where the trial will be held.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett’s conviction for lying to police about a racist, homophobic attack came nearly three years after his report of a horrifying hate crime quickly became part of a polarized political landscape, with people — including the president of the United States — weighing in from all over.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett’s conviction Thursday for lying to police about a racist, homophobic attack came nearly three years after his report of a horrifying hate crime quickly became part of a polarized political landscape, with people — including the president of the United States — weighing in from all over.
CHICAGO (AP) — A prosecutor told jurors Wednesday there is “overwhelming evidence” that Jussie Smollett lied to Chicago police about being the victim of an anti-gay, racist hate crime, while a defense attorney called the case a “house of cards” built on testimony from two liars.
ENUMCLAW, Wash. (AP) — Police in the greater Seattle area are investigating a possible hate crime after a school board meeting was interrupted by people who played a recording that used the N-word as the superintendent, who is Black, started speaking.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A retrial in the hate-crime case against a former New Jersey police chief ended without a verdict Wednesday.
A federal judge declared a mistrial after jurors couldn't reach a verdict in the trial of Frank Nucera, the former police chief of Bordentown, near Trenton.
LONDON (AP) — British police said Wednesday they are investigating a video which appeared to show a group of men spitting at a bus full of Jewish people celebrating Hanukkah in central London.
The Community Security Trust, a charity that monitors antisemitic incidents, said the open-top bus was full of people celebrating the first night of Hanukkah on Oxford Street, one of the British capital's busiest shopping streets.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — In addition to preparing for snow storms or the new school year, Connecticut municipal leaders were urged Tuesday to ready their communities for a different type of challenge: how to manage conflicts over race, gender identity, religion and national origin.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett “is a real victim” of a “real crime,” his attorney said as the ex-"Empire" actor's trial started Monday, rejecting prosecutors’ allegation that he staged a homophobic and racist attack in Chicago after the television studio where he worked didn’t take hate mail he had received seriously.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced actions on Monday to address anti-Asian hate and bias crimes that have increased since 2019.
The initiatives are the product of a workgroup the Republican governor formed in April.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey police chief already convicted of lying to the FBI is facing a retrial on hate crime charges.
Jury selection began this week in federal court in Camden in the case of Frank Nucera, the white former police chief in Bordentown, who was charged with hate crime assault and deprivation of civil rights on suspicion of slamming a handcuffed Black man’s head into a doorjamb in 2016 while two officers were escorting the man from a hotel.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of hate crimes reported last year in Los Angeles County was the highest in 12 years, led by a spike in racial crimes, the county Commission on Human Relations said Wednesday in an annual report.
LONDON (AP) — West Ham has banned two supporters who were filmed singing an antisemitic song as a Jewish man walked down the aisle to take his seat on a plane.
A video was posted on social media on Thursday showing fans on a flight to Belgium singing the offensive song.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The FBI has begun a campaign to use the Navajo language on social media to combat hate crimes.
The federal enforcement agency said Friday that it has an ad in the Navajo language on Facebook that encourages victims and witnesses to contact the FBI, which also has posted messages in the Navajo language against hate crime on Twitter.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The violence at the white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville shocked the nation, with people beaten to the ground, lighted torches thrown at counterdemonstrators and a self-proclaimed Hitler admirer ramming his car into a crowd, killing a woman and injuring dozens more.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento police detectives are investigating the vandalism of a Black Lives Matter mural as a possible bias or hate crime.
Sacramento Police Department spokesman Officer Karl Chan said officers were called to the Capital Stage Co.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When Oregon’s Bias Response Hotline went live on Jan. 2, 2020, people were able to answer about half of incoming calls reporting hate crimes or bias incidents.
With a rise in hate crimes and bias incidents in Oregon and nationwide the two-person office just couldn’t handle the volume.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A white man serving a life sentence for stabbing a Black college student to death at a bus stop at the University of Maryland has asked the state’s second highest court to throw out his murder conviction.
BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Bend man is facing a hate crime charge for an alleged road-rage incident in which he is accused of threatening a Black man with a knife, smashing his car window, slashing his tire and using a racial slur.
Dylann Roof's chances for a new appellate hearing continue to dwindle, with a court refusing to reconsider recusing itself from his appeal over his death sentence and conviction in the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation.
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Building relationships with the LGBTQ community and enrolling local businesses to act as shelters where bias crime victims can seek immediate help are parts of a new program rolled out Wednesday by a New Jersey prosecutor's office.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Police and prosecutors in southern Poland are investigating graffiti in English and German that appeared on multiple buildings at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, the site of the former Nazi German death camp.
A suburban Chicago man charged last month with a hate crime after allegedly hurling racial slurs and spitting at a Black woman has quit his job as a college professor, according to the school.
Alberto Friedmann, 53, of Oak Park, resigned as a neurokinesiology teacher at the National University of Health Sciences in nearby Lombard before the school completed its investigation of incident, Ron Mensching, the school's vice president for business services, said.
ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors filed a hate crime charge against a 26-year-old man Friday in connection with an anti-Asian rant targeted at a Japanese-American Olympic athlete in Southern California earlier this year.
Attorneys for the federal government have opposed Dylann Roof's request for a new appellate hearing, arguing that the South Carolina man was properly convicted and sentenced for the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black congregation.
SEATTLE (AP) — A hate crime case in Seattle involving a gay man from Cameroon has been dismissed and the people charged say they were blindsided by the arrests.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two suspects in an attack on Jewish men outside a Los Angeles restaurant last spring were charged Tuesday with a hate crime, prosecutors said.
The suspects were part of a pro-Palestinian caravan that stopped near Sushi Fumi on the city's west side where diners were eating at outdoor tables on May 18, police said.
FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island man was arraigned Monday on hate crime charges after authorities said he targeted three Hispanic men for attacks.
Christopher Cella, 19, of Selden, New York, was arrested after police said he separately picked up two Hispanic men on Friday at sites where day laborers gather and drove them to different locations where he assaulted them.
OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) — A 53-year-old man has been arrested on a felony hate crime charge after he allegedly hurled racial slurs and spit on a Black woman and her daughter before striking their vehicle with his own car outside a suburban Chicago grocery store, prosecutors said.
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state are searching for a man they say vandalized a Sikh temple south of Seattle in what's being investigated as a possible hate crime.
Several portable electronic devices were stolen during the Friday break-in at the Khalsa Gurmat Center in Federal Way.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Some 7,000 people gathered in Ukrainian capital on Sunday for the annual March for Equality to support the rights of the country's LGBT community.
Equipped with colorful costumes and rainbow flags, the crowd marched down the central streets of Kyiv, some carrying banners reading “Fight for right!” Participants announced eight demands for Ukrainian authorities, including the legalization of civil partnerships for LGBT people and the creation of laws against LGBT hate crimes.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two Delaware women who confronted supporters of former President Donald Trump and took a “Make America Great Again” hat from them at the 2020 Democratic National Convention have been sentenced to probation.
NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas man linked to the “boogaloo” movement who livestreamed threats to kill police was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison after being convicted of attempted murder of a peace officer.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte division of the FBI says it is launching a campaign across North Carolina to raise awareness about federal hate crimes and to encourage people to report them.
A news release from the agency on Monday says the campaign is part of a nationwide effort coordinated through FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man who vowed support for a terrorist group and planned an attack on an Ohio synagogue was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on Monday, federal prosecutors said.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — The attorney general's office is investigating as a possible hate crime an incident in which a white motorist allegedly aimed her vehicle at a Black man and his two nephews.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Colorado trucker who nearly killed a Black man by slashing his neck in an unprovoked attack at an eastern Oregon truck stop was sentenced on Thursday to 16 years in federal prison.