| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:24 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:25 PM
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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:31 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:17 PM
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...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 4:49 PM
A world-class swimmer and 2016 Olympic hopeful showed up at a Crystal Lake banquet hall Sunday morning to surprise a 13-year-old boy who in February was the target of an alleged hate crime in his Crystal Lake middle school.
BJ Johnson, 26, a USA...
| May 15, 2014
| 3:17 PM
A woman faces charges, including hate crime allegations, after allegedly striking a 4-year-old girl in the head at a Wal-Mart in San Jose, police said Thursday.
The woman, identified as transient Maria Garate, was booked into the Santa Clara County jail...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:11 PM
The suspect in the Passover Eve killings of three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City is a former Ku Klux Klan leader with a history of hatred for Jews, law enforcement officials said on Monday.
Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, faces local and...
| May 5, 2014
| 7:10 PM
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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:18 PM
OLATHE, Kan. — A self-styled white supremacist from Missouri appeared by video in a packed courtroom on Tuesday and was charged with capital murder in the killings of three people outside two Jewish facilities.
Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., 73, was...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Frazier Glenn Cross (a.k.a. Frazier Glenn Miller Jr.), the 73-year-old extremist accused of killing three people in Overland Park, Kan., is an avowed anti-Semite who reportedly yelled “Heil, Hitler!” while sitting in a police car.
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:59 AM
WASHINGTON — Hate crimes are an affront to the nation, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said Thursday at a memorial service for the three victims of the shootings outside two Jewish centers near Kansas City, Mo.
Holder, playing a role often filled by...