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Hate Crimes

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  • Mark Wahlberg victim says he shouldn't be pardoned

    Mark Wahlberg victim says he shouldn't be pardoned
    A victim of one of Mark Wahlberg's racially motivated attacks as a teenage delinquent in segregated Boston in the 1980s insists he shouldn't be granted a pardon for his crimes. Kristyn Atwood was among a group of mostly black fourth-grade students on...
  • Hate crimes in Palm Beach County hit 10-year low, but likely underreported, experts say

    An attack on two Hispanic men in the parking lot of a Burger King and three vandalism cases — one involving anti-gay slurs and another, a racial epithet — make up all the hate crimes reported in Palm Beach County in the most recent year for...
  • Muslim students' slayings investigated as possible hate crime, FBI says

    Muslim students' slayings investigated as possible hate crime, FBI says
    The FBI announced late Thursday that it had opened a preliminary hate-crime investigation into the slayings of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, N.C. "The FBI is continuing to provide assistance to the Chapel Hill Police Department to process...
  • North Carolina triple slaying arouses fear of hate crimes against Muslims

    North Carolina triple slaying arouses fear of hate crimes against Muslims
    They were young newlyweds —- Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, a dental student at the University of North Carolina, and his wife, Yusor Mohammad, 21, soon to enter the same dental program. He sent dental kits to Syrian refugees and helped the homeless....
  • Manhattan Beach family believes suspicious fire was a hate crime

    Manhattan Beach family believes suspicious fire was a hate crime
    A black Manhattan Beach family is asking police to investigate a suspected arson attack on their home as a hate crime. In the middle of the night Wednesday, someone placed a gasoline-soaked rubber tire at the front door of the Clinton family's three-...
  • Hate crime? Black family in Manhattan Beach target of alleged arson

    Hate crime? Black family in Manhattan Beach target of alleged arson
    Members of a black family in Manhattan Beach are calling for a hate crime investigation after they were allegedly targeted by an arsonist who set their home on fire. Manhattan Beach police refused to comment on the incident outside of saying the blaze...
  • Trayvon Martin's mom says killer got away with murder

    Trayvon Martin's mom says killer got away with murder
    MIAMI — The mother of Trayvon Martin says she's disappointed that federal prosecutors decided not to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer with a hate crime for killing her son three years ago. Speaking with The Associated Press on Wednesday...
  • Florida hate crimes drop, but Orange tied for top spot

    Florida hate crimes drop, but Orange tied for top spot
    Hate crimes in Florida dropped in 2013. But Orange County and two South Florida counties tied for the top spot, with each jurisdiction reporting 18 hate crimes. Florida had 124 hate crimes in 2013, a drop from 170 in 2012, according to a report...
  • Man in custody after reports of vandalism at Lombard synagogue

    Man in custody after reports of vandalism at Lombard synagogue
    Employees and clergy at a synagogue in Lombard were still a bit shaken Wednesday after the west suburban temple was vandalized in an apparent hate crime. "They’re still a bit rattled," said Rabbi Andrea Cosnowsky of Congregation Etz Chaim, 1710 S....
  • Synagogue vandalism suspect indicted on armed violence count

    Synagogue vandalism suspect indicted on armed violence count
    The man accused of vandalizing a west suburban synagogue was indicted on armed violence and other charges Thursday afternoon, hours after his attorney had sought a reduction in his bond. John White, 40, of Westmont, has been held in the DuPage County...
  • Ex-prosecutor: Don't pardon Mark Wahlberg in racist attack

    Ex-prosecutor: Don't pardon Mark Wahlberg in racist attack
    A former state prosecutor who secured a civil rights injunction against a young Mark Wahlberg after he hurled rocks and racial epithets at black schoolchildren says he shouldn't be pardoned for attacks on two Asian men two years later. Judith Beals, a...