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Hate Crimes

PBS 'Not In Our Town' Documentary Sparks Anti-Immigrant Discussion

AP | By FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 11.19.2011 | Latino Voices

By Frank Eltman, Associated Press PATCHOGUE, N.Y. -- Library assistant Gilda Ramos says she was stunned the first time Hispanics in her English lan...

Vigilante Racism and the De-Americanization of Muslim Americans

Bill Ong Hing | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Bill Ong Hing

We learn and unlearn, and in the process, the bad behavior of vigilante racism is reinforced. In the process, we de-Americanize many communities of color, perpetuating their image as immigrant Americans rather than full Americans.

One Day Our Change Will Come: A Call to Raise Awareness and End Violence Against Transgender Women of Color

Ja'briel Walthour | Posted 10.30.2011 | Black Voices
Ja'briel Walthour

A look at the national crisis, which has swept across our country and targeted our transgender and gender non-conforming brothers and sisters.

Arrest In Oregon Mosque Firebombing Case

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 10.25.2011 | Religion

EUGENE, Ore. — Federal officials arrested a 24-year-old man on charges of firebombing an Oregon mosque last year and said he was motivated by ra...

Bachmann's Silence and the Waterloo Murder of a Gay Teen

Karl Frisch | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

People like Marcellus Richard Andrews deserve to know how a Michele Bachmann presidency would impact their lives. They deserve to know why a leading candidate for president would say hateful things about them.

Two Plead Guilty For Branding Navajo Swastika On Navajo Man

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 10.18.2011 | Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The first men charged under a federal law that specifically banned hate crimes against disabled people pleaded guilty Thursd...

Anti-Latino Hate Crimes Spike in California in Possible Trend

Mark Potok | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics
Mark Potok

Anti-Latino hate crimes in California spiked up by almost 50% last year, the state's attorney general's office reported Wednesday. That dramatic rise, from 81 such crimes in 2009 to 119 in 2010, followed a decade of declines.

Anti-Latino Hate Crimes Surge | Posted 10.12.2011 | Latino Voices

The number of anti-Latino hate crimes surged statewide in 2010, according to a state attorney general's office report. There were 119 anti-Hispanic...

A Hate Crimes Commander Laid To Rest in Suffolk, But Questions Remain

Ted Hesson | Posted 10.11.2011 | New York
Ted Hesson

Robert Reecks will be remembered as an accomplished leader within the Suffolk police department. But Reecks also faced criticism for his handling of hate crimes; specifically those perpetrated against Latinos.

Hate Crimes 101 With Principal Mackey

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 10.04.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

From the "Long Beach Condemns Recent Hate Crimes" Facebook Page: Over the past 10 days, the Long Beach Police Department has received three separate...

In the Wake of Oslo Attacks, A Path Forward for Labor?

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Can labor effectively militate toward ideals of justice, democracy and equality in the face of terror? Now, labor can turn a time of mourning into a moment for reaffirming its purpose.

John Rudolf

Last Words Of Post-9/11 'Arab Slayer' A Message Of Peace | John Rudolf | Posted 12.01.2011 | Crime

After a lifetime of bitter prejudice that drove him to kill innocent strangers, Mark Stroman died with a message of peace. Stroman, 41, was execut...

Russian Neo-Nazis Jailed For Dozens Of Brutal Hate Killings

AP | MANSUR MIROVALEV | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

MOSCOW — A Russian court on Monday handed down sentences ranging from 10 years to life in prison to 12 members of the country's most vicious neo...

Three Teens Charged In Downtown Hate Crime

Posted 09.07.2011 | Chicago

Three teenagers were charged with a felony hate crime and a misdemeanor count of aggravated assault in a public place Friday after they were accused o...

Black Student Says He Was Bullied With A Noose, Chained

AP | Posted 08.29.2011 | Los Angeles

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- A black student claiming he was racially bullied at a Southern California high school says his wrestling teammates tied a noos...

Equal Marriage Rights for LGBT Americans Are Long Overdue

Kate Shindle | Posted 08.21.2011 | New York
Kate Shindle

Those who would argue that same-sex marriage is about one word -- marriage -- are wasting their air. It's about sending the message that members of the LGBT community are of equal value in America.

Questioning The Roles Of Religion And Talk Radio In Promoting Hate Crimes

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 08.01.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Two Portland men were attacked just over a week ago -- for holding hands -- in the dark of night. Those who attacked them broke the law to be certain but they also committed a sin against God.

18 Years Later, Will Justice Come for Stephen Lawrence?

David A. Love | Posted 07.24.2011 | World
David A. Love

Stephen Lawrence was a black teenager from south-east London who was stabbed to death. Now, after years of allegations of official corruption and the withholding of evidence, two men stand trial for his 18-year-old murder.

Why Have a Safety for All Communities Day?

Joyce Choi Li | Posted 07.24.2011 | New York
Joyce Choi Li

In the wake of a high-profile incident of violence, people approach me with the same question: what does the NYC Anti-Violence Project (AVP) do to end violence? We now ask you: what will you do to end violence?

Open Letter To President Obama From A Muslim Family

Kari Ansari | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion
Kari Ansari

While I appreciate your encouraging statements to the people of the Muslim world, I couldn't help feeling that many Americans are not setting the example of which you spoke when it comes to our own Muslim citizens.

New York City's Topsy-Turvy Terrorism War

Len Levitt | Posted 07.16.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Mayor Bloomberg declaring last week that the FBI was not interested in pursuing a terrorism case developed by the NYPD suggests that the relationship between the two agencies has sunk to an all-time low.

Lucia Graves

U.S. Mosques Vandalized After Osama Bin Laden's Death | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics

Muslim-Americans in Louisiana's Shreveport-Bossier City metropolitan area reported the defacement of a local mosque by a man in a blue pickup truck, t...

Second Sikh Man Dies After Possible Hate Crime Attack

AP | LIEN HOANG | Posted 06.16.2011 | Religion

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The death of an elderly Sikh man on Friday has turned the work of police into a double homicide investigation as they try t...

Defendents' Backgrounds Could Challenge Hate Crime Law

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 06.05.2011 | New York

Two assaults with undertones of hate crime garnered headlines last week. In one case, a homeless man is charged with brutally beating a gay man outsi...

The Question Is Not Simply Where Does Hate Violence End, But Where Does It Start?

Sharon Stapel | Posted 06.04.2011 | New York
Sharon Stapel

Responding to violence is not enough. We must work to prevent violence by teaching, encouraging, and inspiring a culture of respect and safety for everyone.