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Hate Crimes

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  • U.S. case in teen's death is unlikely

    Those demanding justice for Noah Jamahl Jones, the black Pasadena teenager who died in a brawl last summer, said they are pinning their hopes on a federal civil rights probe now that local prosecutions have ended. But experts say that hope may be in...
  • Teen's death: a matter of race or self-defense?

    On a warm July night, an African-American teenager with a ready smile and plans for the future lay dying on the side of a Pasadena road after a beating, allegedly by six young white men. To some, including many black residents of Anne Arundel County, the...
  • Charges against four defendants dropped in Pasadena teen's death

    Saying the cases had "no reasonable hope of success," Anne Arundel County's chief prosecutor dropped manslaughter and other charges yesterday against four young white men accused in the death of a black Pasadena teenager in a brawl last summer. State's...
  • Police: Attack on 2 women after S.F. gay pride rally was hate crime

    Police: Attack on 2 women after S.F. gay pride rally was hate crime
    San Francisco police say two women who were attacked by five men after attending gay pride festivities were victims of a hate crime. The women were reportedly wearing rainbow-themed clothing and carrying items indicating they had just attended pride...
  • Should attacks on the homeless be classified as hate crimes?

    In 2006, I wrote a column for The Times questioning the wisdom of hate-crime laws that provide additional punishment for acts of violence if they are motivated by racial animus or some other kind of bigotry. One of my arguments was that as the idea became...
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  • Man alleges discrimination, claims firefighters sprayed him with hose, police say

    Man alleges discrimination, claims firefighters sprayed him with hose, police say
    A 20-year-old African-American Muslim man has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Tinley Park, claiming three white firefighters maliciously sprayed him with water because of his ethnicity or religion. Tinley Park resident Omar E. Ali is seeking...
  • Does anti-Semitism threaten American Jews?

    In a recent issue of Time magazine, Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, former president of the Union for Reform Judaism, writes that anti-Semitism is "not a threat to American Jews." He could not be more wrong. Let us start with the obvious. Any threat to world Jewry...
  • Teen pleads guilty in attack, hate crime charge dropped

    Teen pleads guilty in attack, hate crime charge dropped
    A McHenry County judge on Tuesday dropped a hate crime charge against a middle school boy who attacked a fellow student in February. As part of a plea deal, the boy admitted guilt to the remaining charge, aggravated battery, and apologized to the victim...
  • Arab town in Israel latest hit by rash of hate crimes

    Arab town in Israel latest hit by rash of hate crimes
    Schools, businesses and services were shuttered Wednesday in Fureidis the day after the Arab town became the latest community in Israel to be vandalized in a rash of hate crimes. Worshipers arriving at a mosque early Tuesday found its outer walls marred...
  • Man accused of writing anti-Semitic graffiti charged with hate crimes

    A man accused of scrawling anti-Semitic graffiti outside a Jewish-owned business in Van Nuys has been charged with multiple hate crimes by Los Angeles city prosecutors. Amos Hason, 49, allegedly painted swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti on a...
  • Jewish center shootings: Supremacist faces capital murder charge

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Prosecutors announced murder charges Tuesday against the Missouri white supremacist suspected in the fatal shootings of three people outside a Jewish Community Center and retirement home in this Kansas City suburb.  Frazier...