| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:24 PM
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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:31 PM
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...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:41 PM
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...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 12:27 PM
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,...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 11:55 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 6:40 PM
An allotment of Armenian books and cultural artifacts linked to the country's history and diaspora following the 1915 genocide will debut at UCLA in the first permanent research program of its kind at any major American university dedicated to Armenian...