Latest Hate crimes News

Doctor to examine competency of man accused in acid attack

Nov. 15, 2019 10:59 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 61-year-old man accused of throwing acid on a Latino man’s face during a racist attack will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine whether he can assist in his criminal defense. Clifton Blackwell’s lawyer asked for the evaluation during a Friday hearing in Milwaukee....

Charlottesville suit seeks to link online talk to violence

Nov. 14, 2019 3:41 PM EST

The white nationalist rally that took a deadly turn in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the summer of 2017 shocked Americans with its front-row view of hatred on the rise. But weeks before the violence, organizers were making preparations for the gathering in a corner of the internet. Using a private server on a...

FBI report shows first decrease in hate crimes in 4 years

Nov. 12, 2019 10:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of hate crimes across the United States dipped slightly in 2018 after three consecutive years of increases. The FBI released its annual hate crimes report on Tuesday. There were 7,120 reported hate crimes in 2018, down from 7,175 in 2017. The report shows 24 people were killed...

Agency confirms acid attack suspect's military service

Nov. 8, 2019 2:01 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A military record-keeping agency has confirmed the military service of a white Milwaukee man suspected of throwing acid on a Latino man. The National Personnel Records Center confirmed Clifton Blackwell's service in the Marines from 1975 to 1978 in response to a request from The Associated...

Prosecutors charge man with hate crime in acid attack

Nov. 7, 2019 6:35 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 61-year-old white Milwaukee man accused of throwing acid on a Hispanic man's face will be charged with a hate crime, increasing the possible sentence he may receive if convicted, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Prosecutors filed one charge against Clifton Blackwell — first-degree...

The Latest: Acid attack victim glad for hate crime charge

Nov. 6, 2019 6:10 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The latest on a white Milwaukee man being charged with a hate crime for allegedly throwing acid on a Hispanic man's face (all times local): 4:55 p.m. The Hispanic man who had acid thrown on his face says he's pleased Milwaukee prosecutors charged the white man suspected of the attack with...

Milwaukee man accused of throwing acid on Hispanic man's face charged with hate crime

Nov. 6, 2019 2:57 PM EST
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee man accused of throwing acid on Hispanic man's face charged with hate crime.

Family says suspect in acid attack is veteran, suffered PTSD

Nov. 4, 2019 7:15 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police arrested a man suspected of throwing battery acid on a Hispanic man who says his attacker asked him, "Why did you come here and invade my country?" Police said Monday they arrested a 61-year-old white man suspected in Friday night's attack and were investigating the case...

The Latest: Suspect in acid attack a veteran, suffered PTSD

Nov. 4, 2019 7:02 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on an acid attack on a man in Milwaukee (all times local): 5:50 p.m. A man suspected of throwing acid on another man in Milwaukee has been identified as a military veteran, with family members saying he suffered from post-traumatic stress. Police haven't identified the man, but...

Popular LGBT club in Slovenia capital attacked, no injuries

Nov. 1, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Police in Slovenia say unknown assailants have attacked a popular LGBT club in Slovenia's capital Ljubljana. Police say they are treating the incident as a hate crime. Slovenia's Prime Minister Marjan Sarec and LGBT rights groups have condemned the attack. The Tiffany Club says...