| Nov 4, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Coachella police are investigating a shooting at a mosque early Tuesday as a possible hate crime.
Police said no one was injured in the 5:01 a.m. shooting, but several shots were fired at a vehicle and at the Islamic Society of Coachella Valley mosque...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:41 PM
The Glendale Human Relations Coalition is back on track after a brief hiatus.
The group recently had a barbecue fundraiser, said President Sharon Weisman, and proceeds will go to events for teens in Glendale to encourage them to interact in a peaceful...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 8:24 PM
South Floridians discuss Fort Lauderdale's restrictions on feeding the homeless outdoors
A beautiful act of civil disobedience
It makes me proud to see civil disobedience so beautifully performed by Arnold Abbott and the Love Thy Neighbor Fund. His...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:33 PM
To his fellow law enforcement officers, he was a stand-up guy and a good leader. To his friends, he was a visionary, "a quiet archangel" with a passion for helping people.
Former Wilton Manors Chief of Police Rick Wierzbicki died Thursday after battling...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 7:01 PM
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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:17 PM
A McHenry County judge on Tuesday dropped a hate crime charge against a middle school boy who attacked a fellow student in February.
As part of a plea deal, the boy admitted guilt to the remaining charge, aggravated battery, and apologized to the victim...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 1:20 PM
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...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 4:08 PM
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....
| Sep 23, 2014
| 4:47 PM
An assault of a Wilton Manors man that included rock throwing and a sexually biased slur was not a hate crime, police said.
A hate-crime investigation was launched after the victim originally told police his attacker followed him home at about 12:30 a....
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:58 AM
In the last two years, State Attorney Angela Corey has basked in praise of some and been hit by criticism from others.
"That's a very polite way of putting it," Corey said with a chuckle after a reporter mentioned that last week.
During a 45-minute...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:23 PM
On a mild July night, Quintas Lockett was walking home from a West Side liquor store with her girlfriend when the couple were beaten by an angry mob — a hate crime prosecutors said was sparked by a man who took offense at two lesbians strolling by....