Hate Crimes

Hate crimes in nine U.S. metropolitan areas rose more than 20 percent last year—reversing a downward trend in the last few years—fueled in part due to the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, according to researcher Brian Levin.

The four individuals accused of kidnapping and attacking a special needs teen in Chicago will not receive bond.

According to the NYPD, there have been at least 43 bias-related attacks since the election, compared to 20 during the same period of time last year.

Sen. Harry Reid warns of a risk in normalizing bigotry and sexual assault under Donald Trump's presidency. He urged Trump to rescind his Bannon appointment.

According to a 2015 report on hate crimes in New York, conducted by the Division of Criminal Justice Services, more than half—51.4 percent—of all incidents involved an anti-religious bias, with 287 incidents reported. In the crimes against persons category, Muslims came in second, making up 6.2 percent with 16 incidents reported.

Iowa City Police are investigating the attack of a University of Iowa student as a hate crime. The victim's family said the attack was unprovoked.

After news spread that Prince passed away, many celebrities paid homage to the legendary singer through special tributes. On Broadway, Jennifer Hudson and the cast of The Color Purple paid their respects through song by performing a rendition of Prince’s hit “Purple Rain.”

The family of Anatoly Veltman, Jr., is suing former teacher Milton Parker for $5M for punching the autistic boy in the face and traumatizing him. Parker claims it was a "reflex" that made him punch his 11-year-old student inside the cafeteria of PS 225 in Brooklyn.

A jury rules that three San Jose State University students are not guilty of a hate crime. The prosecutor may seek a retrial.

Senior U.S. District Judge Hayden Head of the Southern District of Texas, condemned the men for the brutal attack, saying they "abandoned their humanity to the viciousness of animals."

Mercutio Southall, a Black protester who was violently ousted from a Donald Trump rally last month, is seeking the possibilities of bringing hate crime charges forth. Who those charges will go against hasn’t been specified but Southall seems close to calling for a deeper investigation. The Daily Beast writes: Mercutio Southall, who was violently kicked […]

Carlos Anthony Hollins was arrested for sending out a tweet threatening to kill all of the White people in his town of La Plata, Maryland.