Latest Hate crimes News

Man guilty in Black transgender woman's killing in 1st federal hate crime trial over gender identity

Feb. 24, 2024 12:49 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man was found guilty Friday of killing a Black transgender woman after the exposure of their secret sexual relationship in the nation’s first federal trial over a hate crime based on gender identity. After deliberating for roughly four...

Man found guilty of murdering Black transgender woman in first federal trial over hate crime based on gender identity

Feb. 23, 2024 22:06 PM EST
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Man found guilty of murdering Black transgender woman in first federal trial over hate crime based on gender identity.

First federal trial for a hate crime based on gender identity starts over trans woman's killing

Feb. 20, 2024 13:53 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The first federal trial over a hate crime based on gender identity began Tuesday in South Carolina, where a man faces charges that he killed a Black transgender woman and then fled to New York. The U.S. Department of Justice alleges that in August 2019, Daqua...

Stabbing of Palestinian American near the University of Texas meets hate crime standard, police say

Feb. 07, 2024 20:15 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The stabbing of a 23-year-old Palestinian American who advocates say was attacked near the University of Texas campus while riding in a truck displaying support for Palestine merits the label of a hate crime, Austin police announced Wednesday. Bert James Baker,...

Georgia governor signs bill that would define antisemitism in state law

Jan. 31, 2024 17:40 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday signed a law defining antisemitism in state law, proclaiming support for Jewish residents despite concerns the measure would hamper people opposing the actions of Israel. The Republican governor said by enacting the law, he was...

Man accused of destroying Satanic Temple display at Iowa Capitol is now charged with hate crime

Jan. 31, 2024 10:17 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Mississippi man accused of destroying a statue of a pagan idol at Iowa's state Capitol is now being charged with a hate crime. The statue was brought to the Capitol by the Satanic Temple of Iowa under state rules allowing religious displays in the building...

Georgia lawmakers, in support of Israel, pass bill that would define antisemitism in state law

Jan. 26, 2024 15:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that would define antisemitism in state law, with Republicans uniting in support of Israel's war on Hamas and some Democrats splitting over fears of suppressing support for Palestinians. “Today we can fight a pervasive and...

Ahmaud Arbery's killers get a March court date to argue appeals of their hate crime convictions

Jan. 25, 2024 13:08 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Three white men convicted of hate crimes for chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery in a Georgia neighborhood in 2020 will have their appeals heard by a federal court in March. The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments in the case for March...

Man ordered to stand trial in slaying of Detroit synagogue leader

Jan. 24, 2024 07:23 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The man accused of slaying a Detroit synagogue leader whose body was found in October outside her home will face trial, a judge ordered Tuesday. There's enough evidence to bind Michael Jackson-Bolanos, 28, over to circuit court on murder, home invasion and lying to...

After stalling in 2023, a bill to define antisemitism in state law is advancing in Georgia

Jan. 22, 2024 19:53 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A bill to define antisemitism in Georgia law stalled in 2023 over how it should be worded. But a revised version won unanimous endorsement from a key Senate committee Monday, backed by Republican support for Israel in its war with Hamas and a surge in reported bias incidents...