Latest Hate crimes News

Case of man accused in Canada anti-Muslim attack adjourned

Jun. 10, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

LONDON, Ontario (AP) — The man accused of deliberately running over and killing four members of a Muslim family in London, Ontario, has had his case adjourned to next week. Nathaniel Veltman made a brief virtual appearance in court Thursday to face four counts of...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jun. 09, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 8 The Montreal Gazette on anti-Muslim hatred in Canada: What happened in London, Ont. Sunday is sickening and heartbreaking. Three generations of a family went...

Attorney general to appeal hate crime ruling on racist rant

Jun. 09, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's attorney general plans to appeal a judge's decision that a woman did not commit a hate crime when she directed a profanity-laced rant at a Black family at a restaurant. Christine Longo, who is white, was convicted of misdemeanor...

Trudeau denounces truck attack that targeted Muslim family

Jun. 09, 2021 01:58 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A pickup truck attack that killed four members of an immigrant family has shaken Canada, a country where immigrants are largely accepted, and drew denunciations Tuesday from Canada’s prime minister, who called it a hate crime directed at Muslims. The...

Woman who targeted Black family guilty of disorderly conduct

Jun. 08, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

SOUTH KINGSTOWN. R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman who told a Black family to “go back where you came from” during a racially-motivated tirade at a beachfront restaurant last summer was convicted of disorderly conduct Tuesday, but the judge ruled that her actions were not a hate crime...

Hate crime charges added in Asian American store attacks

Jun. 07, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man accused in a rampage at three Baltimore liquor stores owned by Asian American families last month is now facing hate crime charges, prosecutors announced Monday. Daryl Doles, 50, was already charged with robbery and assault for the attacks, but a...

Asian food truck in Utah damaged with racist graffiti

Jun. 07, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

LAYTON, Utah (AP) — Police are seeking information about an Asian food truck in Utah that was damaged with racist graffiti, but it's too early to know if it will be investigated as a hate crime, officials said Monday. The World Famous Yum Yum Food Truck shared photos of...

Police investigate pride flag burning as possible hate crime

Jun. 04, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

KAYSVILLE, Utah (AP) — Police in Utah are investigating a possible hate crime after a rainbow pride flag was burned and a note targeting the LGBTQ community was left behind. A homeowner in Kaysville told police early Thursday morning that a flag was cut from a flagpole...

Police probe vandalism at NYC gallery as possible hate crime

Jun. 04, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan art gallery featuring an exhibit observing the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre has been struck by vandalism. Police released a video clip from a street security camera on Friday showing someone suspected of smearing white paint...

Justice Department stepping up enforcement of hate crimes

Jun. 03, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is stepping up its enforcement of hate crimes and other bias-related incidents, furthering a promise by Attorney General Merrick Garland to focus on civil rights violations. Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke, recently...