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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...

San Francisco police arrest man in assault on Trump backer

Oct. 19, 2020 5:43 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 Adora Anderson, 35, of Watsonville in Oakland on Sunday. He was booked into the...

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...

Douglas County man pleads no contest to racial assault

Oct. 15, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — A 59-year-old Douglas County man has pleaded no contest to charges of racially motivated assault with a deadly weapon and abuse of an elderly person after a series of incidents in his Indian Hills neighborhood. Thomas Morris is accused of shouting racial epithets while pointing a gun...

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...

Man charged with hate crime in park attack on Black teen

Oct. 13, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — A white man facing assault charges in an attack on a Black Michigan teenager was charged Tuesday with a federal hate crime. “The allegations in this case, which essentially amount to violent and blatant racism, are deeply offensive to the values we hold in Michigan,”...

Bellingham police investigate after swastikas posted

Oct. 13, 2020 8:35 AM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Several businesses around Bellingham discovered swastika stickers posted on their windows over the weekend. One of the owners of Village Books in Fairhaven told KIRO 7 that stickers were stuck to three of their windows. They said they’re going over surveillance video to see...

Noose found in Berkeley park leads to hate crime charge

Oct. 10, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of tying a noose to a tree branch in Berkeley's marina has been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor hate crime, police said. A person who works at the marina saw the man, later identified as Jaime Robledo-Espino, 32, tying a noose with some rope Thursday morning,...

White nationalist pleads not guilty to hate crime charge

Oct. 7, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A self-described white nationalist is accused of using racist language in an altercation with a Black man and charged with a hate crime. Max Misch, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge on Monday, the Bennington Banner reported. He was charged with disorderly...