Hate crimes

Don Horn, right, Chief Assistant State Attorney for Administration, speaks during a news conference along with attorney Lee Merritt, left, representing a group of teenagers, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Miami. Video surfaced of a traffic confrontation between the teens, who were demonstrating in the streets, and Mark Bartlett, who was charged with a weapons violation after he confronted the teens while holding a gun. Prosecutors have begun taking sworn statements from the teens as they weigh possible hate crime charges against Bartlett who confronted them during a housing inequality protest on Martin Luther King Day. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
January 24, 2019 - 2:42 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors began taking sworn statements Thursday from a group of black Florida teenagers as they weigh possible hate crime charges against an armed white man who confronted the young people with apparent racial hostility during a housing inequality protest on Martin Luther King Day...
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This undated image provided the Harris County Sheriff's Office shows Eric Black Jr. Prosecutors said Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, that the shooting death of a 7-year-old black girl as she rode in her family's vehicle stemmed from a case of mistaken identity. Prosecutors charged Black in the Dec. 30 death of Jazmine Barnes. (Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP)
January 07, 2019 - 2:21 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Two men suspected in a drive-by shooting that killed a 7-year-old black Houston girl and that was initially investigated as a possible hate crime mistakenly thought they were attacking people whom they had fought with at a club hours earlier, a prosecutor said Monday. One of the men...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018 file photo Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb speaks about his agenda priorities for the upcoming legislative session, in Zionsville, Ind. Holcomb wants Indiana off a short list of five states that do not have a hate crimes law. But as the annual legislative session in this deeply conservative state nears, some caution that the debate could spiral into a bitter culture war. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings File)
December 15, 2018 - 1:44 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The spray-painting of a swastika outside a suburban Indianapolis synagogue this summer was the final straw for Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb, who quickly called for Indiana to join the 45 states that have hate crime laws. "It's not only the right thing to do, it's long overdue,"...
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December 10, 2018 - 4:15 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The FBI is helping investigate an attack by several suspected white supremacists on a black disc jockey at a tavern in Washington state over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Seven men and one woman were arrested for investigation of assault, hate crimes and other allegations...
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December 05, 2018 - 12:54 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The recent beating of a young man and his father at their Salt Lake City tire shop by an attacker who told police he targeted them because they were Mexican is renewing criticism of the state's hate crime law, which one prosecutor is calling unusable. Rather than protecting...
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November 15, 2018 - 2:43 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a white man with federal hate crimes in the killings of two African-Americans at a grocery store last month in Kentucky. A federal grand jury in Louisville returned three hate crime charges against 51-year-old Gregory Bush on Thursday...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018 file photo, Samuel Woodward leaves a court hearing at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach, Calif. The Southern California man pleaded not guilty on Friday, Nov. 9, to the murder of a gay University of Pennsylvania student in a hate crime. Woodward, a 21-year-old from Newport Beach, Calif., entered the plea during a hearing in Orange County Superior Court. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP, Pool, File)
November 09, 2018 - 2:02 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man pleaded not guilty on Friday to the murder of a gay University of Pennsylvania student in a hate crime. Samuel Woodward, a 21-year-old from Newport Beach, California, entered the plea during a hearing in Orange County Superior Court. Bail was...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 28, 2018 file picture French President Emmanuel Macron attends Mireille Knoll's funerals at the Bagneux cemetery , outside Paris. Family members and friends gathered Wednesday to honor an 85-year-old woman who escaped the Nazis 76 years ago but was stabbed to death last week in her Paris apartment, apparently because she was Jewish. France's prime minister is sounding the alarm over a sharp rise in anti-Semitic acts this year, pledging to increase efforts to punish perpetrators and police hate speech online. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
November 09, 2018 - 5:03 am
PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister on Friday sounded the alarm over a sharp rise in anti-Semitic acts this year, pledging to increase efforts to punish perpetrators and police hate speech online. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced on his Facebook page a 69 percent rise in the number of...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2017, file photo, Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio in New York. Washington police are investigating a protest outside the home of Carlson as a possible hate crime. According to a police report, a group of demonstrators gathered outside Carlson's Northwest Washington home Wednesday night, Nov. 7, 2018. A video posted on social media but later removed shows people standing outside a darkened home chanting "Tucker Carlson we will fight/We know where you sleep at night." (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 08, 2018 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say they are investigating a protest and vandalism at the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson as a possible hate crime. It's the latest example of protesters targeting the personal lives of Trump administration officials and allies in the D.C. area. Washington's...
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November 02, 2018 - 2:55 am
LONDON (AP) — British police have launched a criminal investigation into allegations of anti-Semitic hate crimes within the opposition Labour Party. The Metropolitan Police said Friday that it is acting on a dossier of information given to London police chief Cressida Dick. A police spokesman says...
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