Latest Hate crimes News

White supremacists who attacked Black DJ at bar sentenced

Jan. 27, 2023 22:10 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Four white men with white supremacist ties were sentenced in federal court in Seattle Friday for a 2018 assault on a Black DJ at a bar in the suburb of Lynnwood. Judge Richard Jones sentenced the men to varying prison terms, the Daily Herald reported. ...

45-year sentence given for 2020 attack on gay Louisiana man

Jan. 26, 2023 18:04 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for the kidnapping and grisly knife attack on a teen in 2020 — part of what federal authorities said was a scheme to kidnap and murder gay men. Chance Seneca pleaded guilty to a federal kidnapping...

Bulgaria angry at 'hate crimes' in neighbor North Macedonia

Jan. 26, 2023 12:56 PM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria may suspend joint projects with North Macedonia over the beating of a Macedonian citizen who identifies as Bulgarian, Foreign Minister Nikolay Milkov said on Thursday. Bulgaria also recalled its ambassador to North Macedonia for consultations. ...

Israel’s Herzog urges EU to fight resurgent antisemitism

Jan. 26, 2023 06:55 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Israeli President Isaac Herzog said Thursday that antisemitism is on the rise in the Western world and urged the European Union to ensure that Jews can live safely on the continent where the Holocaust took place. Speaking at the European Parliament on the eve of the...

West Virginia receives funding for juvenile justice system

Jan. 23, 2023 07:09 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is getting more than $620,000 to help kids who are incarcerated and prevent others from entering the criminal justice system, two U.S. senators announced. “It’s important that we do all we can to make sure people feel safe and support...

Bulgaria, North Macedonia condemn ethnic-related violence

Jan. 22, 2023 08:09 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The foreign ministers of Bulgaria and North Macedonia paid a joint visit to a hospital Sunday where a North Macedonian citizen who identifies as Bulgarian is being treated after he was severely assaulted. Hristiyan Pendikov, an employee of a Bulgarian...

Swedish defense minister has been invited to visit Turkey

Jan. 19, 2023 07:08 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish Defense Minister Pål Jonson said Thursday that he had been invited to Ankara by his Turkish counterpart, the first visit by a Swedish official to Turkey since an effigy of the Turkish president was hung from a lamppost in Stockholm, sparking tensions between the two...

US won't seek death penalty for alleged Texas Walmart gunman

Jan. 17, 2023 19:21 PM EST

Federal prosecutors will not seek the death penalty for a man accused of fatally shooting nearly two dozen people in a racist attack at a West Texas Walmart in 2019. The U.S. Department of Justice disclosed the decision not to pursue capital punishment against Patrick Crusius in a...

Turkey says Swedish decision not to probe protest 'absurd'

Jan. 17, 2023 11:47 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Tuesday denounced as “absurd” a decision by a Swedish prosecutor not to open an investigation into a protest by Kurds in central Stockholm where an effigy of the Turkish president was hung from a lamppost. Last week’s protest outside Stockholm...

Man pleads guilty to hate crime in Chinese immigrant's death

Jan. 12, 2023 18:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man pleaded guilty Thursday to a hate-crime manslaughter charge for beating a Chinese immigrant who was collecting cans to earn money. Jarrod Powell, 51, is expected to get a 22-year prison sentence for the 2021 death of Yao Pan Ma. The killing drew...