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San Francisco police arrest man in assault on Trump backer

Oct. 20, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police have made an arrest in the weekend assault of a Trump supporter and free speech rally organizer who lost two front teeth, officials said Monday. San Francisco police said they arrested Adroa Anderson, 35, of Watsonville in Oakland on Sunday. He was booked into the...

FILE - In this June 14, 2020, file photo, James Juanillo poses outside of his home in San Francisco. Fed up with white people calling 911 about people of color selling water bottles, barbecuing or otherwise going about with life, San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, on the Caution Against Racial and Exploitative Non-Emergencies Act, also known as the CAREN legislation, a nod to a widespread meme using the name

San Francisco officials let people sue over racist 911 calls

Oct. 20, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fed up with white people calling 911 about people of color selling water bottles, barbecuing or otherwise going about their lives, San Francisco leaders unanimously approved hate crime legislation giving the targets of those calls the ability to sue the caller. The Board of...

FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, signs, flowers and candles expressing love for the Jewish community stand outside the Temple Emanuel in Pueblo, Colo. Richard Holzer, 28, a man described by federal prosecutors as a neo-Nazi and white supremacist, pleaded guilty Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, to a hate crime for plotting to bomb the historic Colorado synagogue last year. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP, File)

Man described as neo-Nazi pleads guilty in synagogue plot

Oct. 15, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A man described by U.S. prosecutors as a neo-Nazi and white supremacist pleaded guilty on Thursday to a hate crime for plotting to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue last year. Richard Holzer, 28, pleaded guilty to attempting to stop people from exercising their religion with an explosive or...

24 indicted in probe of white supremacist prison gang

Oct. 15, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Twenty-four people, including alleged members of a white supremacist prison gang, have been indicted in federal courts in Texas, Kentucky and Mississippi on charges related to shootings, stabbings and killings, according to authorities. Indictments unsealed on Wednesday allege that members...

Presiding judge Maria Lepenioti reads the sentences during the Golden Dawn trial, in Athens, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. The court has sentenced the leadership of Greece's extreme-right Golden Dawn party to 13 years in prison, imposing the near-maximum penalty for running a criminal organization blamed for numerous violent hate crimes. The landmark ruling follows a five-year trial of dozens of top officials, members, and supporters of Golden Dawn, an organization founded as a Neo-Nazi group in the 1980s, that rose to become Greece's third-largest political during a major financial crisis in the previous decade.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Greek Extreme-right party leadership sentenced to 13 years

Oct. 14, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court sentenced the leadership of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party to 13 years in prison Wednesday, imposing the near-maximum penalty for running a criminal organization blamed for numerous violent hate crimes. Presiding judge Maria Lepenioti read out the 13-year sentences...

In this Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 taken photo a man and a boy walk towards the cordoned-off area in front of the synagogue in Hamburg, Germany. The 26-year-old man was attacked as he was about to enter the grounds of the synagogue in the northern city of Hamburg on Sunday. The victim was taken to the hospital with head injuries. (Jonas Walzberg/dpa via AP)

Germany: Attack on Jewish man investigated as anti-Semitic

Oct. 5, 2020 9:02 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's leading Jewish group said Monday an attack on a Jewish student outside a synagogue “can only be classified as anti-Semitic” — an assessment that was later confirmed by the authorities. “The situation that Jews increasingly become a target of hatred must...

This image provided by the Yazoo County Regional Correctional Facility in Yazoo City, Miss. shows Wade Twiner, 48, left, and his son, Lane Twiner, 22. The Twiners have each been charged with aggravated assault after they allegedly chased and shot at two Black teenagers that were riding in ATVs near their home on Sunday Sept. 27, 2020. (Yazoo County Regional Correctional Facility via AP)

Sheriff: Men in truck chased, shot at Black teens on ATVs

Oct. 2, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white father and son in rural Mississippi have been arrested after they allegedly chased two Black teenagers on ATVs off the road and repeatedly shot at them from a pickup truck, a sheriff's deputy said Friday. Wade Twiner, 48, and his son, Lane Twiner, 22, have each been charged...

Warren, Mich., Mayor James Fouts, left, stands with Candace and Eddie Hall during a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at police headquarters in Warren. A 24-year-old white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation and other counts for firing shots into the Hall's home just north of Detroit after the family put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window. (AP Photo/Corey Williams)

White man seeks forgiveness in attack on Black family's home

Oct. 1, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A white man accused of firing shots into the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window asked for forgiveness during a court hearing Thursday. Michael Frederick Jr., 24, made the remarks after being given a moment to speak about his...

Warren, Mich., Mayor James Fouts, left, stands with Candace and Eddie Hall during a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at police headquarters in Warren. A 24-year-old white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation and other counts for firing shots into the Hall's home just north of Detroit after the family put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window. (AP Photo/Corey Williams)

Man charged in racist vandalism of suburban Detroit home

Sep. 30, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A 24-year-old white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation and other counts for firing shots into the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window, police said Wednesday. Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said at a news...

Trans person shot in Puerto Rico in 6th killing this year

Sep. 30, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities said a transgender woman was fatally shot Wednesday in southwest Puerto Rico, the sixth such killing this year. Michelle Ramos Vargas, 33, was found along an isolated road near a farm in the town of San German, according to officials, who said they were...