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A former Burlington County police chief accused of hate crime assault, deprivation of civil rights under color of law and making false statements reportedly made a habit of responding to routine calls, even when off duty. Former Bordetnown police Chief Frank M. Nucera responded to about 1,000 ...
"We live our lives daily frightened being out there on the streets because of this violence toward transgender people." --Karina Samala, chair of a Los Angeles City Council advisory board on trans issues, telling the Los Angeles Daily News about the "staggering" uptick in hate crimes against trans people.

SALT LAKE CITY -- An Arizona man was convicted of a federal hate crime Wednesday for a racially motivated assault that occurred in Draper in 2016. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Utah states 59-year-old Mark Porter, a former Draper resident, was found guilty Wednesday following ...
DAYTON -- A federal grand jury has charged Izmir Koch, 32, of Huber Heights, with violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in an indictment unsealed March 22. Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Angela L. ...
One such hate crime was an alleged plot by three white men to bomb a Kansas mosque for Somali Muslim refugees the day after the election. ... The FBI has been collecting data on hate crimes since Congress passed the Hate Crime Statistics Act in 1990 to collect information about crimes based on ...
Izmir Koch -- also under indictment in Montgomery County involving a June 2016 fight on Valley Street in Dayton -- remains in federal custody following his arrest on one count of committing a hate crime under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, punishable by up to ... crime
Hate crimes rose significantly in the city of Los Angeles in 2017, with transgender people increasingly being targeted, according to a report prepared by the Police ... That was one fewer Hate crime than in 2015, which saw a 24 percent increase from the previous year and the highest total since 2011.
African Meeting House hit hard by hate crime .... The Nantucket Police Department is now investigating the act as a hate crime. To read the complete story, pick up the print edition of this week's Inquirer and Mirror or register for the I&M's online edition by clicking here. For up-to-the-minute information on ...
A vandalism case at a church on Long Island last weekend will now be investigated as a possible hate crime, police say. Suffolk County Police Hate Crime Section detectives will take a closer look into the incident. On March 11, the face of a life-size statue of Jesus was smashed by vandals outside the ...
MISSOULA - The University of Montana Police Department is warning students about an assault that occurred in a campus bathroom on Wednesday. Authorities say this was a violent hate or bias crime. The male assailant has not been identified, and no one is in custody. A report was filed by a third party ...
Price said that over the past year hate incidents have increased, even if they haven't risen to the level of a hate crime. During an October 2017 public safety committee meeting, of which she is the chair, Long Beach Police Department Deputy Chief Richard Conant said that the department had logged 16 ...
A New Cassel man has been charged with assault as a hate crime after he attacked and shouted slurs at a Hispanic man in Ronkonkoma, Suffolk County police said. Sean Oree, 52, of Magnolia Avenue, approached the victim, who was sitting on a bench at the Long Island Rail Road station in Ronkonkoma ...
The suspect, who police have declined to identify because he is a minor, was arrested March 1 on a felony hate crime charge. According the SLO ... While the district works to respond to the concerns of the community, SLOPD officials are urging citizens to report suspected hate crimes. "We encourage ...
Athens, Greece - The number of hate crimes motivated by race, national origin or skin colour in Greece nearly tripled in 2017 when compared with the previous year, a police spokesperson told Al Jazeera. Hate crimes of this type - among them attacks and hate speech - soared to 133 last year, according to ...

In a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said investigators are still not ruling out terrorism or the possibility these cases were hate crimes. "We are just not going to ignore the fact that the three victims that were targeted specifically, that we know of, were people of color.
The judgment prompted criticism of the current Swedish law against hate crimes and its enforcement in this instance. "Inciting hate against a group of people?! Yes, according to the district court. I repeat: The law is a rubber article and is used inconsistently (we never see corresponding cases in 'hate ...
INDIANAPOLIS—A resolution that would allow Indiana to join 45 other states with hate crimes legislation was approved unanimously in the Senate Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee Monday. Senate Resolution 60, authored by Sen. Greg Taylor, D-Indianapolis, asks for a summer committee to ...
A Boulder Creek man named Rollin Easley was arrested on suspicion of committing hate crimes against two churches. Someone used white spray paint to cover two churches in giant letters reading, "666, HAIL SATAN. Advertisement. KSBW-TV. Santa Cruz County Sheriff's deputies said they tracked down ...
The Nantucket Police Department is currently investigating what appears to be an act of hate directed at persons of color on the island. Shortly before 7:00 AM today the Department received a call reporting that person(s) unknown had vandalized the African Meeting House building by spray painting racist ...
George Zander, who died six weeks later, was well-known in the Coachella Valley and the assault was investigated as a hate crime because one of the attackers used a gay slur. During a ceremony in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Palm Springs police will be among four law enforcement agencies receiving the ...
Paint has been thrown at an Orange Hall in County Tyrone in what police have described as a "hate crime". The incident happened on the Aghintober Road near Aughnacloy sometime between 18:00 GMT on Saturday and 11:00 on Sunday. A tin of paint was thrown at the front of Aughintober Orange Hall ...
Community Representatives Respond To City Of Eugene's Latest Hate Crime Statistics. By Brian Bull • 40 minutes ago ... He says part of the increase may be due to outreach efforts from his organization, to get people more active in reporting hate crimes. Still…. “We're gonna continue our work, understanding that we've got ...
Police are investigating hateful graffiti that was found at the site of a Queens Village mosque that is under construction. It was reported to police that between 6 p.m. on March 9 and 12:30 p.m. on March 10, an unidentified person approached a construction site, located at 80-35 237th St., and wrote “mosque ...
Investigators believe that a series of deadly package explosions in Austin could be racially motivated. Austin police are investigating a third explosion Monday, nearly six hours after a similar blast killed a teenager and 10 days after a man was killed by a device left on his front porch, according to the San ...
Babits says that the Downtown and West University neighborhood experienced the highest amount of hate and bias crimes, and vandalism replaced intimidation as the most common hate crime charge. "We want people to know that things are being done on the local level to address the impact of those crimes and also ...
Loved ones say the alleged “hate crime” even caught them off guard. "It was shocking, so close to home, never would have expected it and it's disheartening that this actually knocked on our doorstep,” King said. What followed that ugly incident has brought something beautiful into their lives, the family says ...
That's why a slew of hate crime prosecutions and convictions caught our eye the last few weeks. There already were signals that Sessions had ordered his staff to keep bringing such cases. In May, a Justice Department official told a Senate hearing that hate crimes remain a priority for prosecutors.
LONDON — The leaders of an anti-Muslim extremist group in Britain have been found guilty of hate crimes and sentenced to prison, months after they drew international attention for helping President Trump get entangled in a diplomatic dispute with British leaders. A judge in Folkestone Magistrates' Court ...
The San Luis Obispo Police Department announced on Tuesday the arrest of a student last week on suspicion of hate crime violations. The 15-year-old boy was taken into custody last Thursday after police investigated his treatment of a 15-year old autistic boy at school. Detectives say the boy who was ...
Kansas man pleads guilty to killing one, injuring two in alleged hate crime. Adam Purinton, who was charged with one count of premeditated murder among other charges in a Kansas bar shooting, changed his plea to guilty Tuesday. by Chris Fuchs / Mar.06.2018 / 7:34 PM ET. A 52-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to ...
Sodhi was the first Sikh in the United States to be killed in a hate crime in the aftermath of 9/11. Hours before he was gunned down, he had emptied his pockets at a local Costco, donating all the cash he had on him to support the survivors and victims of the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and ...
It defined misogyny hate crime as "behaviour targeted towards a woman by men simply because they are a woman". In the first eight months of the scheme in 2016, 79 misogynistic acts were recorded, with 31 of them marked as hate crimes. Ms Onn dismissed suggestions that a change in the law would be ...
Horsley was arrested Monday by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office on one count each of hate crimes, simple criminal damage to property, criminal mischief, and two counts of false impersonation of a peace officer. He was released on $56,000 bond. East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokeswoman ...
I was eight years old when my family moved to United States and sought to make this nation our new home. At the time I failed to consider the perspectives of those around me. Perhaps it was their first time seeing a family from Freetown, Sierra Leone, in their city of Columbia, South Carolina. A few days ...
Horsley, Eagle Ridge Drive, Denham Springs, was booked Monday into the Livingston Parish Detention Center on one count each of hate crimes, simple criminal damage to property, criminal mischief, and two counts of false impersonation of a peace officer. He was released later that day on $56,000 bond.
The Cornell University student charged with a hate crime last semester could be permanently deported from the United States if he is convicted, and a federal immigration agency has already shown interest in the case. John P. A. Greenwood '20, who is facing three charges after being accused of a ...
There are more than 1,000 reasons—the number of hate crimes against LGBT people that were reported to the FBI in 2016—why we need legal protections at the local, state and federal levels. Actually, there are many more reasons than that, given the number of hate-crime victims who are too frightened or ...
A 20-year-old Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to taking part in hate crimes that targeted gay men. Chancler Encalade, Jr., of Frisco, was part of a group of four men who were charged with assaulting several gay men in a series of home invasions. The men ...
A man has been convicted of the attempted murder of a Somali woman after knocking her over in his car and then going back to run her over as she lay helpless on the ground. Mother-of-nine Zaynab Hussein suffered life-changing injuries in the attack in Leicester last September. Her life was saved after ...
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The man charged in a possible hate crime killing in a suburban Kansas City bar is scheduled for a plea hearing next week. Johnson County Court records show the hearing is scheduled Tuesday for 52-year-old Adam Purinton. Purinton is charged with first-degree murder in the ...
The Anti-Defamation League released an audit showing a 42 percent rise in reported anti-Semitic incidents in Massachusetts from 2016 to 2017, with a nearly 60 percent rise nationwide. The report shows that the Commonwealth had one of the highest nationwide counts of incidents with 177 reports filed.
A Dallas-area man will spend the next 10 years in federal prison after admitting to tying up and beating another man because of his sexual orientation. Chancler Encalade, 20, and two others posed as a user of Grindr, a dating app for gay men, to try and scope out potential robbery victims in February 2017, ...
A federal grand jury previously returned an 18-count superseding indictment that included charges for hate crimes, kidnappings, carjackings, and the use of firearms to commit violent ... Garrett, their other co-defendant, and Encalade subsequently pleaded guilty to hate crime charges from this indictment.
Flinn remained in Clark County Detention Center Tuesday afternoon on a count of battery resulting in substanial bodily harm with a hate crime enhancement. Police accused Flinn of using homophobic slurs while he battered a student. The man fled the building after other students intervened, stopping ...
However, it noted the country still has some way to go when it comes to clamping down on hate crimes. The main groups targeted are migrants, Muslims, black persons and Roma, it said. "Some legal deficiencies remain," it stated, pointing for example to the lack of legislation covering "the public denial, ...
Tampa man pleads guilty to hate crime for threatening to burn home purchased by Muslim's. TAMPA, FL (WWSB) - According to the United States Department of Justice, David H. Howard, 59, pleaded guilty to one count of threatening, intimidating and interfering with a Muslim's family enjoyment of their ...
Courts. Bail reduction denied for Creswell stabbing suspect who served prison sentence for Eugene hate crime ... A judge on Tuesday refused to reduce bail for a Creswell stabbing suspect who had served federal prison time for a hate crime at a Eugene synagogue. Lane County Circuit Judge Charles ...


 

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