| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:21 PM
Police say a 59-year-old man made repeated racial comments as he assaulted a man of the same age in the Rogers Park neighborhood Wednesday shortly before the latter man collapsed and died.
Authorities have charged the alleged attacker in the beating,...
| May 15, 2014
| 3:17 PM
A woman faces charges, including hate crime allegations, after allegedly striking a 4-year-old girl in the head at a Wal-Mart in San Jose, police said Thursday.
The woman, identified as transient Maria Garate, was booked into the Santa Clara County jail...
| May 5, 2014
| 7:10 PM
A man accused of scrawling anti-Semitic graffiti outside a Jewish-owned business in Van Nuys has been charged with multiple hate crimes by Los Angeles city prosecutors.
Amos Hason, 49, allegedly painted swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti on a...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:27 PM
About 50 people gathered in Annapolis on Thursday to protest the acquittal of a Glen Burnie man who shot and killed another man last fall.
Relatives and supporters of Kendall Green are hoping the federal government will investigate the case as a hate...
| 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...
| 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...