hate crimes

hate crimes

A Black Teen Got His Throat Slit Over Rap Music. Activists Say It's a Hate Crime.

The white assailant quickly admitted to killing Elijah Al-Amin over the rap music because it made him feel “unsafe.”
Trone Dowd
7.9.19
Charlottesville

The Charlottesville Neo-Nazi Who Killed Heather Heyer Just Got Life in Prison

James Alex Fields Jr., now 22, pleaded guilty to 29 federal hate crime charges earlier this year to avoid the death penalty.
Tess Owen
6.28.19
Twitter

Cities With More Hateful Tweets Have More Hate Crimes, Study Finds

High levels of race-based discrimination online correlates with offline violence in cities across America, new study finds.
Madeleine Gregory
6.25.19
hate crimes

North Carolina Police Apologize for Calling Triple Murder of Muslim Students a Parking Dispute

"What I wish we had said four years ago is that the murders of Deah, Yusor, and Razan were about more than simply a parking dispute."
Tim Marcin
6.13.19
Islamophobia

Mo Salah Has Singlehandedly Reduced Islamophobia in Liverpool

Since the uber-popular club signed the Muslim Egyptian national in June 2017, hate crimes fell 18.9 percent in Merseyside county
Tim Marcin
6.4.19
hate crimes

Trans woman brutally beaten in broad daylight on Dallas street

Police are investigating it as a possible hate crime
Tess Owen
4.15.19
White Nationalism

The first congressional hearing on white nationalism since Charlottesville was a train wreck

Lawmakers and their guests railed against the media’s treatment of President Trump and yelled about Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
Tess Owen
4.9.19
Civil Rights

Barr told to “stay woke” to data showing declining civil rights enforcement under Trump

Trump's DOJ has started 60 percent fewer civil rights cases than the Obama years and 50 percent fewer than Bush.
Greg Walters
4.9.19
hate crimes

"How dare him": Chicago officials are livid about Jussie Smollett

Chicago officials were blindsided — and infuriated — by the news that all the charges were being dropped against him.
Tess Owen
3.26.19
hate crimes

All charges dropped against actor Jussie Smollett

The "Empire" actor was accused of faking a hate crime against himself.
Tess Owen
3.26.19
Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett indicted on 16 charges related to allegedly staging a hate crime

The "Empire" actor is accused of paying two men to attack him on the streets of Chicago in late January
Tess Owen
3.8.19
hate crimes

Jussie Smollett allegedly faked his attack. But hate crimes are almost never hoaxes, data shows.

In both 2016 and 2017, only about .3 percent of reported hate crimes turned out to be fake.
Tess Owen
2.21.19
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