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Hate Crimes

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  • Don't call it 'genocide'

    As a Turkic-American, I oppose efforts to secure a presidential proclamation designating April 24 as "Armenian genocide" day. Unlike many other tragedies and massacres, the Armenian allegations of Turkish genocide are hotly contested and have been...
  • Attack at McDonald's

    Attack at McDonald's
    The savage assault on a transgender woman at a Rosedale McDonalds last week was exactly the kind of crime that lawmakers in this year's General Assembly had hoped to deter by extending anti-discrimination protections to people who openly change their...
  • Why hate crimes matter

    Why hate crimes matter
    The attack on a transgender woman in a Rosedale McDonald's has led to widespread condemnation of her assailants and bewilderment at the inaction of bystanders — including a (now former) McDonald's employee who videotaped the whole incident. But...
  • Muslim leaders have given us reason to be wary

    Rachel Airey's letter to the editor ("Disgusted by anti-Muslim bigotry" May 16 ) says this "ignorance and prejudice sickens her and makes her ashamed of this country." She says "It's even more sad when polls proclaim that many citizens are wary of Islamic...
  • DNA, Mladic and the science of justice in the former Yugoslavia

    DNA, Mladic and the science of justice in the former Yugoslavia
    Despite his efforts to stave off his long-overdue date with justice, indicted war criminal Ratko Mladic appeared before a panel of judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague on Friday. Soon he will stand trial for...
  • Ten years after losing his fiancee, Columbia man on his way to healing

    John Milton Wesley had a dream about 10 years ago that he was shopping with his fiancee, Sarah Clark, when she walked into a dressing room to try on clothes and never came out. "I woke up sad and agitated ... almost in tears," Wesley recalled. Three...
  • Lithuania tries to whitewash its role in the Holocaust

    In response to Ellen Cassedy's "We are here" (April 18), I offer a second opinion. Can there be hope for a country that claimed the highest percentage of Jewish deaths in all of Europe? More than 95 percent ofLithuania'sJews were annihilated — most...
  • Bealefeld: Downtown beating not a hate crime

    Baltimore's top cop on Tuesday warned against "race-baiting" amid rising tensions across the nation, citing the Trayvon Martin case and cautioning that a video generating outrage on the Internet of a tourist being beaten and stripped in downtown Baltimore...
  • How is the Baltimore courthouse beating not a hate crime?

    Can someone explain to me why the beating of a white man outside Courthouse East by a group of black men is not a hate crime? ("Bealefeld: Downtown beating caught on tape not a hate crime," April 10.) If the victim was black and beaten at the hands of a...
  • Victim of transgender assault at Rosedale McDonald's charged with disorderly conduct

    Victim of transgender assault at Rosedale McDonald's charged with disorderly conduct
    The 23-year-old transgendered woman whose videotaped beating in a Rosedale McDonald's went viral over the Internet is facing a disorderly conduct charge after an argument with a police officer in Baltimore County. Chrissy Lee Polis, free on $7,500 bail,...
  • New Year's Day fire in Brooklyn Park investigated as possible hate crime

    A fire accompanied by racial graffiti at a Brooklyn Park home early New Year's Day is being investigated as a possible hate crime, according to Anne Arundel County police and fire officials. Fire Department Lt. Cliff Kooser said the blaze at the house in...
  • Brooklyn Park blaze deemed arson

    The New Year's Day blaze that damaged a Brooklyn Park house and was accompanied by racial and sexual slurs painted on the home's exterior was arson, according to the Anne Arundel County fire department. The fire, in the 300 block of Church St., displaced...