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Hate Crimes

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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  • 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...
  • Assaulted swimmer gets surprise visit from Team USA athlete

    Assaulted swimmer gets surprise visit from Team USA athlete
    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...
  • Woman strikes 4-year-old girl with crowbar in store, police say

    Woman strikes 4-year-old girl with crowbar in store, police say
    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...
  • Kansas City shooting suspect to face hate crime charges

    Kansas City shooting suspect to face hate crime charges
    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...
  • 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...
  • White supremacist in 'suicide prevention smock' when charged

    White supremacist in 'suicide prevention smock' when charged
    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...
  • The Kansas killings: Will every crime be a hate crime someday?

    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. Yet his...
  • Atty. Gen. Holder decries hate-inspired violence in Kansas

    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...