Latest Hate crimes News

Anti-Black, gay, Asian bias fuel California hate crime surge

Jun. 28, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hate crimes driven by homophobia and racism resulted in a 33% surge in reported incidents in California last year, following a similar spike in hate-driven attacks the year prior and confirming what officials have been hearing anecdotally since the pandemic began, the state's...

Student charged after nooses found outside middle school

Jun. 23, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — A student has been charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct after three nooses were found on the campus of a suburban Chicago middle school. The boy, whose name was not released, has not been charged with a hate crime. Evanston police said...

Editorial Roundup:

Jun. 22, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 21 The Washington Post says it is crucial the White House stick up for what would be the FDA’s most assertive antismoking policy ever. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday...

Hate crime charges filed against 2 in Black man's beating

Jun. 17, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

INVERNESS, Fla. (AP) — Two white Florida men have been charged with a federal hate crime for allegedly beating a Black man in a store parking lot while yelling racial slurs. Roy Lashley, 55, and Robert Lashley, 52, were indicted by a grand jury, the U.S. Justice Department said in...

Suspect in California church shooting accused of hate crime

Jun. 17, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors have accused a Las Vegas man of committing a hate crime by killing one person and wounding five in a mass shooting at a Taiwanese American church luncheon in California. The Orange County District Attorney's Office said Friday that authorities...

Detroit honors Vincent Chin, Asian American killed in 1982

Jun. 16, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Decades before Chinese immigrant Yao Pan Ma was attacked while collecting cans in New York and Thai American Vicha Ratanapakdee was fatally assaulted in San Francisco, Vincent Chin was beaten to death with a baseball bat in Detroit by two white men who never served jail time. ...

Buffalo supermarket gunman in court on hate crime counts

Jun. 16, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white man who killed 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket made his first appearance in federal court on hate crime charges Thursday, and the judge urged prosecutors to quickly decide whether to pursue the death penalty given the “substantial” cost of those cases....

3 hurt in fire in row homes on block where pride flag burned

Jun. 15, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Three people were hospitalized after a fire tore through four row homes on the same north Baltimore block where a pride flag was burned early Wednesday, officials said. Authorities did not immediately say whether the two fires were connected or whether they believe...

Buffalo supermarket gunman charged with federal hate crimes

Jun. 15, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white gunman who killed 10 Black people in a racist attack at a Buffalo supermarket was charged Wednesday with federal hate crimes that could potentially carry a death penalty. The criminal complaint filed Wednesday against Payton Gendron coincided with a...

White gunman who killed 10 Black people in racist attack on Buffalo supermarket is charged with federal hate crimes

Jun. 15, 2022 10:39 AM EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — White gunman who killed 10 Black people in racist attack on Buffalo supermarket is charged with federal hate crimes.