Latest Hate crimes News

Man charged in anti-Asian rant against Olympic athlete

Sep. 24, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors filed a hate crime charge against a 26-year-old man Friday in connection with an anti-Asian rant targeted at a Japanese-American Olympic athlete in Southern California earlier this year. The defendant, Michael Orlando Vivona, was...

Government: Dylann Roof's death sentence should stand

Sep. 24, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

Attorneys for the federal government have opposed Dylann Roof's request for a new appellate hearing, arguing that the South Carolina man was properly convicted and sentenced for the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black congregation. In court documents filed...

Hate crime against gay man from Cameroon case dismissed

Sep. 23, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A hate crime case in Seattle involving a gay man from Cameroon has been dismissed and the people charged say they were blindsided by the arrests. Police had said a man was attacked outside his apartment in November 2018 and that his mother was assaulted...

2 charged with hate crime in attack on Jewish men in LA

Sep. 21, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two suspects in an attack on Jewish men outside a Los Angeles restaurant last spring were charged Tuesday with a hate crime, prosecutors said. The suspects were part of a pro-Palestinian caravan that stopped near Sushi Fumi on the city's west side...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 21, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

KPC News. Sept. 19, 2021. Editorial: Keep school boards non-partisan Among elected officials, most will tell you that serving on the school board is probably the most thankless elected office a person can hold. An idea coming from...

Hate crime charges against LI man in attacks on Hispanic men

Sep. 20, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island man was arraigned Monday on hate crime charges after authorities said he targeted three Hispanic men for attacks. Christopher Cella, 19, of Selden, New York, was arrested after police said he separately picked up two Hispanic men...

Police investigate after hospital vandalized with swastika

Sep. 20, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police are investigating after a central Idaho hospital was vandalized with spray-painted swastikas. Three outdoor signs at St. Luke’s McCall Medical Center were vandalized late Saturday or early Sunday morning, hospital officials said. ...

Hate crime charged after Black woman says man spit at her

Sep. 20, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) — A 53-year-old man has been arrested on a felony hate crime charge after he allegedly hurled racial slurs and spit on a Black woman and her daughter before striking their vehicle with his own car outside a suburban Chicago grocery store, prosecutors said. ...

Racially motivated crime raises questions in Minnesota town

Sep. 20, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) — July. That is the first time the Cold Spring Police Department reported a racially-motivated crime in 2021, after a vehicle with a block of granite on the accelerator crashed into the home of a multiracial family. Property damage on May 4 and...

Vandalism at Sikh temple investigated as possible hate crime

Sep. 19, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state are searching for a man they say vandalized a Sikh temple south of Seattle in what's being investigated as a possible hate crime. Several portable electronic devices were stolen during the Friday break-in at the...