Latest Hate crimes News

Louisiana man admits kidnapping and plan to dismember gays

Sep. 30, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A 21-year-old Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to the grisly kidnapping of a teen he met through a dating app for gay and bisexual men, and his sworn statement says he planned to kill and dismember gays until he was caught or killed. Federal prosecutors agreed...

Man charged in hate attacks on women in Southern California

Sep. 27, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A 25-year-old man has been charged with pepper spraying women in hate attacks in Southern California, prosecutors said Tuesday. Johnny Deven Young faces multiple charges including assault and illegal use of tear gas with enhancements for using a deadly...

Mississippi man gets hate crime charge in cross burning

Sep. 23, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — A Mississippi man has been charged with a federal hate crime for burning a cross in his front yard to threaten his Black neighbors, the U.S. Justice Department announced Friday. Axel Cox, 23, has been charged with one count of criminal interference with the...

Police: suspect arrested after trying to set man on fire

Sep. 22, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — A man was arrested after police said he threw a cup of gasoline on another man and tried to light him on fire in Southern California, authorities said. Detectives were investigating the incident as a possible hate crime because the attacker “made a...

4th defendant pleads guilty in white supremacist attack

Sep. 21, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A fourth defendant has pleaded guilty in federal court to a hate crime for beating a Black DJ unconscious at a bar in Washington state in 2018. Jason Stanley, of Boise, Idaho, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Wednesday. He is one of four men from...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 21, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. September 19, 2022. Editorial: With hate on the rise, all of us need to unite against anti-Semitism, white supremacy, bigotry In July, anti-Semitic and anti-social justice posters were draped on the walls of a progressive church in Fort Lauderdale. In...

Biden: Hate-fueled violence 'has no place in America'

Sep. 15, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grocery store in Buffalo. A nightclub in Orlando. A Walmart in El Paso: All sites of hate-fueled violence against Black, Hispanic or LGBTQ Americans over the past five years. And all somber symbols of a “through line” of hate that must be rooted out, President Joe Biden...

LGBT solidarity march in Norway for canceled Pride parade

Sep. 10, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Hundreds of people marched through the Norwegian capital on Saturday in an LBGT solidarity event to honor the Pride parade that was canceled in June after a deadly shooting outside a popular gay bar. Marchers in “The Rainbow Train” passed the central Oslo...

Woman arrested after racist rant, assault in restaurant lot

Aug. 26, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

PLANO, Texas (AP) — A woman was arrested and faces a possible hate crime charge after she was captured on video in a racist rant and assault on women of South Asian descent in a suburban Dallas parking lot, in another disturbing example of anti-Asian violence seen across the U.S. ...

Woman arrested after racist rant, assault in restaurant lot

Aug. 26, 2022 07:37 AM EDT

PLANO, Texas (AP) — A woman has been arrested and faces a possible hate crime charge after she was captured on video in a racist rant and assault on women of South Asian descent in a suburban Dallas parking lot, officials said Thursday. Plano police said in a statement that...