Latest Hate crimes News

Brothers charged in assault, accused of yelling racist slurs

Dec. 4, 2019 5:20 PM EST

DRACUT, Mass. (AP) — Two brothers from New Hampshire have been charged with attacking a man in the parking lot of a Massachusetts pizza shop, yelling racist slurs, and telling the victim to “go back to Africa,” authorities said Wednesday. Jeremy Stephenson, 36, of Plaistow, New Hampshire, and...

France creates anti-hate crime office amid anti-Semitic wave

Dec. 4, 2019 7:40 AM EST

WESTHOFFEN, France (AP) — The French government is creating a national anti-hate crime office following the discovery of anti-Semitic graffiti at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner made the announcement Wednesday in the town of Westhoffen, where vandals scrawled...

UK group: Rabbi badly beaten in London, hate crimes on rise

Dec. 2, 2019 9:18 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A neighborhood watch group that protects largely Jewish neighborhoods in London says a visiting rabbi has been badly beaten by men shouting anti-Semitic abuse. The security group Shomrim said Monday that the rabbi was left “bleeding and dazed” after an assault by men who shouted...

Swastikas at 2 Georgia campuses alarm students and parents

Nov. 30, 2019 11:46 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Swastika symbols on two Georgia university campuses have students and parents on edge. Swastikas were drawn on message boards recently in Creswell and Russell halls at the University of Georgia, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.___ Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,...

Vermont man charged with hate crime to be held

Nov. 28, 2019 9:46 AM EST

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A judge has ordered a Barre, Vermont, man indicted on a hate crime charge to be held in prison. Fifty-eight-year-old Stuart Rollins is accused of repeatedly threatening and intimidating a Hispanic family who lived across the street from him. He pleaded not guilty last week. The U.S....

Hate crime, speed limits, gold coins among new SC bills

Nov. 28, 2019 9:28 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Proposals ranging from creating a hate crime law in South Carolina to requiring the state to accept gold and silver coins as legal tender to increasing the fine for vandalizing political signs have all been filed as bills for next year’s legislative session. House members got...

Vermont man charged with hate crime for intimidating family

Nov. 23, 2019 1:31 PM EST

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Federal authorities say a man has been indicted for a hate crime after he repeatedly threatened and intimidated a family because members are Hispanic. The U.S. Department of Justice says 58-year-old Stuart Rollins of Barre was indicted recently for interfering with housing rights. The...

Man who told man to go back to country asked to write essay

Nov. 23, 2019 9:00 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A homeless man who yelled at a Ukrainian immigrant to go back to his own country, spat in his face and threatened to slash him was sentenced to 90 days in jail and asked to write a 500-word essay explaining the challenges people face in starting new lives in the United States. The...

Data shows reported hate crimes in Vermont continues to rise

Nov. 22, 2019 3:50 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — New federal data shows the number of reported hate crimes in Vermont increased again in 2018. WCAX-TV reports state law enforcement agencies reported 45 hate crimes last year, a spike from the 34 in 2017. State Police Capt. Garry Scott says the agency has increased efforts to reduce...

No hate crime found in threats outside Denver mosque

Nov. 21, 2019 5:13 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A man accused of threatening people outside a Denver mosque won’t be prosecuted for a hate crime. Prosecutors charged 24-year-old Benjamin Casillas-Rocha with five counts of menacing Thursday. Denver District Attorney Beth McCann says the police’s bias motivated crimes team...