There has been a record increase in reports of homophobic and transphobic hate crimes in the UK over the last year, figures obtained by VICE World News reveal.
New federal hate charges mean the suspect, charged in a racist attack that killed 10 people, is eligible for the death penalty.
“It was all in front of the children, and it frightened them,” said a librarian at the public library that hosted the Pride event.
The Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act sets a specific definition of lynching and triples the prison time for anyone convicted.
Exclusive: The UK Labour Party is calling on the government to urgently introduce legislation that would lead to tougher penalties for people who commit hate crimes based on someone’s sexuality, transgender identity, or disability.
Reports of homophobic hate crimes have risen by 210 percent over the last six years, while over the same period transphobic hate crime reports rose by 332 percent, according to figures obtained by VICE World News.
Newly released numbers from Statistics Canada show that hate crimes are far more prevalent than previously thought and police are only investigating a tiny percentage of them.
The 21-year-old has been indicted for planning to commit a hate crime and unlawful possession of a machine gun.
A new report breaks down why and where the attacks have been happening.
The men are accused of following and eventually killing 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery as he jogged through his own Georgia neighborhood last February.
Yao Pan Ma is in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator, and hasn’t woken up since the incident.