Latest Hate crimes News

University of Michigan regent's law office vandalized with pro-Palestinian graffiti

Jun. 03, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Pro-Palestinian graffiti spray-painted on the exterior of a Michigan law firm is being investigated as a hate crime, police in suburban Detroit said Monday. University of Michigan regent and attorney Jordan Acker called the vandalism “antisemitic” and...

Greek extreme far-right leader to return to prison after judges rescind his early release

Jun. 03, 2024 13:43 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The head of Greece’s extreme far-right Golden Dawn party will return to prison after a council of judges rescinded his early conditional release on Monday. Nikos Michaloliakos was arrested in his Athens home following the decision, and will be taken back to...

Incendiary device thrown at front doors of Vancouver synagogue, says Jewish federation

May. 31, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver said Friday an “incendiary device” was thrown at the front doors of a synagogue in what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a “disgusting act of antisemitism.” Vancouver police said the...

Man accused of driving toward people outside New York Jewish school charged with hate crimes

May. 30, 2024 13:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police arrested a man on hate crime charges after they say he shouted antisemitic threats while trying to mow down people with his car outside of a Jewish school. Asghar Ali, 58, is charged with attempted murder as a hate crime, menacing as a hate...

NYC man accused of randomly punching strangers is indicted on hate-crimes charges

May. 28, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was arrested in March on charges of randomly hitting a woman walking down a street in New York City has been indicted on hate crime charges for that assault and several others, prosecutors said Tuesday. Skiboky Stora, 40, of Brooklyn, is charged with...

Mississippi man accused of destroying statue of pagan idol at Iowa state Capitol takes plea deal

May. 24, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Mississippi man accused of destroying a statue of a pagan idol at Iowa’s state Capitol pleaded guilty Friday to a reduced charge in return for prosecutors dropping a felony hate crime count. Michael Cassidy, a former congressional and legislative...

Suspect in shooting of 2 Jewish men in Los Angeles last year agrees to plead guilty to hate crimes

May. 14, 2024 18:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 29-year-old man accused of shooting and wounding two Jewish men as they left synagogues in Los Angeles last year has agreed to plead guilty to hate crimes and firearms offenses, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The February 2023 shootings raised fears among...

2024 South Carolina General Assembly session may be remembered for what didn't happen

May. 09, 2024 19:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The 2024 regular session of the South Carolina General Assembly ended Thursday and will perhaps be better remembered for the things that didn’t pass. South Carolina remains one of just two states along with Wyoming to not have a hate crimes bill. A proposal...

No hate crime charges filed against man who yelled racist slurs at Utah women's basketball team

May. 08, 2024 21:42 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho prosecutor won’t bring hate crime charges against an 18-year-old accused of shouting a racist slur at members of the Utah women’s basketball team during the NCAA Tournament. The deputy attorney for the city of Coeur d’Alene made the...

North Carolina may join other states in codifying antisemitism definition

May. 08, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill seeking to officially define antisemitism in state law swiftly moved through the North Carolina House on Wednesday amid heated nationwide campus protests over the Israel-Hamas War. A nearly unanimous House passed the SHALOM Act, a week after the U.S....