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Hate Crimes

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  • Eliyahu Federman: Was rabbi's murder in Miami a hate crime?

    An Orthodox rabbi, Joseph Raksin, was murdered in cold blood, while walking to Temple Saturday morning in North Miami Beach. The police indicate that two young men confronted the rabbi and shot him following an altercation. But, at least one witness...
  • Wilton Manors police investigate reported assault

    Wilton Manors police are investigating a possible hate crime after a man reported he was physically and verbally assaulted early Tuesday. The complainant told police a man called him a sexually biased slur at about 12:40 a.m. in the 2200 block of Wilton...
  • Arundel NAACP leads protest of acquittal in Pinkerton case

    Arundel NAACP leads protest of acquittal in Pinkerton case
    About 50 people gathered in Annapolis on Thursday to protest the acquittal of a Glen Burnie man who shot and killed another man last fall. Relatives and supporters of Kendall Green are hoping the federal government will investigate the case as a hate...
  • Should attacks on the homeless be classified as hate crimes?

    In 2006, I wrote a column for The Times questioning the wisdom of hate-crime laws that provide additional punishment for acts of violence if they are motivated by racial animus or some other kind of bigotry. One of my arguments was that as the idea became...
  • Police: Attack on 2 women after S.F. gay pride rally was hate crime

    Police: Attack on 2 women after S.F. gay pride rally was hate crime
    San Francisco police say two women who were attacked by five men after attending gay pride festivities were victims of a hate crime. The women were reportedly wearing rainbow-themed clothing and carrying items indicating they had just attended pride...
  • Court throws out hate-crime convictions for Amish beard attacks

    A federal appeals court in Ohio threw out hate-crime convictions for 16 Amish separatists Wednesday, saying that the jury in their case had not been properly instructed about how to decide whether a series of beard and hair-cutting attacks had been...
  • Beard and hair-cutting Amish suspects hate crime convictions overturned

    Beard and hair-cutting Amish suspects hate crime convictions overturned
    A federal appeals court in Ohio on Wednesday overturned the hate crime convictions of an Amish sect leader and 15 of his followers in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow members of their religious faith. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • Costa Mesa man arrested on hate crime, weapon charges

    A Costa Mesa man was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of attempting to stab a black man in what police believe was a racially motivated hate crime. Costa Mesa police arrested Claude Wyman, 36, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon,...
  • O.C. hate crimes drop -- but violent incidents rise

    O.C. hate crimes drop -- but violent incidents rise
    A stranger, hurling insults, confronted two young Muslims inside a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orange County. She grabbed the hijab, a headscarf covering one of the women. "You don't belong in America!" she screamed into the woman's face, then tried to attack...
  • Violence, threats, prompt more Muslim women in Britain to wear a veil

    Violence, threats, prompt more Muslim women in Britain to wear a veil
    When youth worker Sumreen Farooq was abused in a London street, the 18-year-old decided it was time to take a stand - and she started to wear a headscarf. Farooq is one of many young Muslim women living in Britain who have, for various reasons, chosen to...
  • Video: Man arrested for allegedly spray-painting swastikas on vehicles, homes

    An 18-year-old Burbank man was arrested Monday after allegedly spray-painting swastikas and derogatory comments on 13 vehicles and homes in Burbank’s hillside area, police said. At 4:09 p.m., police responded to reports of a young man —...