| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:17 PM
Los Angeles County saw the fewest number of hate crimes reported in 24 years in 2013, but black residents made up the overwhelming majority of victims despite making up less than 10% of the population, according to an annual report released Wednesday by...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 12:28 PM
Bail was set at $500,000 Saturday for a man charged with a hate crime and attempted murder for an attack against a 79-year-old woman at a suburban Homewood grocery.
Pol Danilov, 26, of the 18400 block of Harwood Avenue in Homewood, was charged with...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:50 PM
Lehigh University officials said Friday they have resolved a graduate's civil rights complaint alleging the school mishandled race-related incidents.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights had "no finding" of any violation by the...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 4:49 PM
A world-class swimmer and 2016 Olympic hopeful showed up at a Crystal Lake banquet hall Sunday morning to surprise a 13-year-old boy who in February was the target of an alleged hate crime in his Crystal Lake middle school.
BJ Johnson, 26, a USA...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:23 AM
The Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating the murder of Orthodox Rabbi Joseph Raksin from Brooklyn who was gunned down while walking to Bais Menachem Chabad in North Miami Beach on Saturday morning, Aug. 9.
"I can assure you that the Miami Dade...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:55 PM
A Delray Beach man sucker punched a man after trying to force the victim to cross the street because of his nationality, according to a Delray Beach Police arrest report.
Enrique Alcantar-Tapia, 31, faces aggravated assault and hate crime charges after...