| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:10 PM
A middle school student has been charged as a juvenile with aggravated battery and a hate crime following a fight at a northwest suburban school that left a student with broken collarbones, police said.
The student at Hannah Beardsley Middle School in...
| Oct 6, 2013
Under Nazi ideology, German women were supposed to be prodigies of child-bearing and domesticity, leaving the wider world of work — not to mention violence and mass murder — to men.
This piece first ran in Printers...
| Sep 12, 2013
"These images are difficult to watch."
"Perhaps the most upsetting."
So went the warnings issued by CNN correspondent Jake Tapper on Sunday as he narrated the video clips showing the aftermath of the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:50 PM
The president of San Jose State, where four white students allegedly taunted a black student with racial slurs and other abuse, said Thursday he was creating a task force to investigate the incident.
Misdemeanor hate crime and battery charges were filed...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:35 PM
A Washington man who attacked a Sikh cabdriver, beating him until he suffered kidney failure, will go to prison for more than three years for committing a federal hate crime.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour in Seattle sentenced...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 1:08 PM
An 18-year-old Burbank man has been arrested on suspicion of spray-painting swastikas and derogatory comments on 13 vehicles and homes in Burbank’s hillside area, police said.
Drew Benda was arrested Monday after police responded to reports of a...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 10:35 AM
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 —...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:25 PM
A white Texas man faces federal hate-crime charges in an assault on a 79-year-old black man during a form of the "knockout game," prosecutors said Thursday.
Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, is charged with violating the federal Matthew Shepard and James Byrd...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 11:26 AM
A Texas man has been charged with a federal hate crime in connection with an assault of a 79-year-old black man that prosecutors allege was part of the "knockout game."
The knockout game, which has been known by a variety of names since 1992, is based...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:42 PM
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
Just as the media hysteria over the “knockout game” had started to wane, news out of Texas ratcheted up the anxiety over unprovoked racial attacks.
Or maybe not....
| Jan 8, 2014
| 12:05 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Prompted by the uproar over an incident of alleged racial harassment at San Jose State University, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) announced Wednesday the formation of a special committee addressing hate crimes at California...