New York's governor responds to the spike in hate crimes since the presidential election. His plans include a special police unit to stem the flood of incidents.
Sen. Harry Reid warns of a risk in normalizing bigotry and sexual assault under Donald Trump's presidency. He urged Trump to rescind his Bannon appointment.
A federal judge sentenced a White supremacist to 10 years in prison. The assailant, who viciously attacked a Black man, boasted about taking part in cross-burnings.
According to a 2015 report on hate crimes in New York, conducted by the Division of Criminal Justice Services, more than half—51.4 percent—of all incidents involved an anti-religious bias, with 287 incidents reported. In the crimes against persons category, Muslims came in second, making up 6.2 percent with 16 incidents reported.
Iowa City Police are investigating the attack of a University of Iowa student as a hate crime. The victim's family said the attack was unprovoked.
After news spread that Prince passed away, many celebrities paid homage to the legendary singer through special tributes. On Broadway, Jennifer Hudson and the cast of The Color Purple paid their respects through song by performing a rendition of Prince’s hit “Purple Rain.”
A jury rules that three San Jose State University students are not guilty of a hate crime. The prosecutor may seek a retrial.
Mercutio Southall, a Black protester who was violently ousted from a Donald Trump rally last month, is seeking the possibilities of bringing hate crime charges forth. Who those charges will go against hasn’t been specified but Southall seems close to calling for a deeper investigation. The Daily Beast writes: Mercutio Southall, who was violently kicked […]
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