Latest Hate crimes News

Officials: Man who shot transgender woman in US illegally

Oct. 12, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say a Mexican national who committed a hate crime last month when he repeatedly shot a transgender woman in Dallas was in the country illegally after being deported in 2010. Twenty-nine-year-old Domingo Ramirez-Cayente posted bond following the Sept. 20 shooting and was not...

Jury deadlocks in police chief's hate-crime trial

Oct. 11, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A federal jury failed to reach a verdict Friday on two hate crime-related charges against a white former police chief accused of assaulting a handcuffed black suspect, and the U.S. attorney's office immediately said it would seek a retrial. Two days after finding former Bordentown...

Ex-police chief convicted of lying to FBI in assault case

Oct. 9, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A white former New Jersey police chief accused of slamming a handcuffed black man's head into a doorjamb three years ago has been convicted of lying to the FBI. After jurors announced the verdict Wednesday on one count in the federal trial of Frank Nucera, 62, the judge sent them back...

Jurors returning to mull ex-police chief's hate crime trial

Oct. 6, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A jury resumes deliberations Monday in the federal trial of a white former New Jersey police chief accused of slamming a handcuffed black man's head into a doorjamb three years ago. Authorities allege that 62-year-old Frank Nucera, former Bordentown Township police chief, approached the...

Man pleads not guilty in deadly California synagogue attack

Oct. 3, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man charged with a deadly Passover shooting at a Southern California synagogue has pleaded not guilty to murder. John Earnest entered pleas Thursday in San Diego to an updated complaint accusing him of hate crime-related murder, attempted murder and other charges. Prosecutors say the...

Police: Chicago bus attack investigated as hate crime

Oct. 3, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man who attacked an 18-year-old Chicago city bus passenger with a metal cane while screaming racist and anti-immigrant slurs at him. The Chicago Tribune reports that the attack happened Wednesday in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the city’s...

Slain deputy devoted life to Sikh faith, serving others

Sep. 28, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

Sandeep Dhaliwal carried a badge and a gun while devoting his life to a faith that teaches love and peace. Dhaliwal, who was fatally shot from behind during a traffic stop Friday, was the first Sikh sheriff's deputy on a force that covers an area including the nation's fourth largest city of Houston. Four years...

Vermont man accused of hate crime against Migrant Justice

Sep. 27, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

ADDISON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man is accused of a hate crime against an immigrant rights group that advocates for migrant farmworkers. Vermont State Police say 24-year-old Chase Atkins, of Addison, let the air out of the tires of a vehicle of a Migrant Justice worker at an Addison farm on Aug. 23. They say...

Man guilty of hate crime for confronting woman over T-shirt

Sep. 25, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who confronted a woman for wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the Puerto Rican flag has been found guilty of a hate crime. Timothy Trybus of Des Plaines was convicted Wednesday for confronting Mia Irizarry over the shirt. The 25-year-old Irizarry testified Tuesday...

Police: Man arrested in Dallas shooting of transgender woman

Sep. 25, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police have arrested a 29-year-old man who authorities say committed a hate crime when he repeatedly shot a transgender woman. Domingo Ramirez-Cayente was being held Wednesday at the Dallas County jail on a charge of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. An arrest affidavit...