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Hate crime charge for Facebook Live torture of disabled man

Chicago - Four Chicago-area young adults, all African American, have been charged with a hate crime, aggravated kidnapping and other offenses after allegedly posting a Facebook Live video in which they tortured a mentally disabled man while shouting racial slurs.

Man threatened Muslims because 'the election made him do it'

Agoura Hills - Without admitting their client’s guilt, lawyers for a 40-year-old man who was charged with threatening to kill Muslims say their client is a good man who is a victim of the toxic election campaign.

Pickup truck plows into native demonstrators in Reno Nevada

Reno - Police are investigating after a pickup truck plowed into a group of demonstrators for native rights in downtown Reno Nevada on Monday night.

RCMP: Social media comments after shooting death may be illegal

Biggar - Saskatchewan RCMP have issued a warning that some social media posts may be illegal after a 22-year-aboriginal man was shot to death while in a car that drove onto a farmer's property.

Hate crimes against Muslims and Jews soar in London

London - Official figures released on Monday show anti-Semitic and anti-Islamic hate crimes have risen dramatically over the past year, possibly due to global events.

Rash of African-American church fires are drawing suspicions

Six black churches across five southern states have been burned in recent days, and arson is suspected in at least three of the incidents.

Charleston P.D.: 9 dead in 'hate crime' shooting at black church

Charleston - Nine people have died in a mass shooting at an historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, a massacre the city's police chief is calling an apparent "hate crime."

LGBT community remain targets of 'grotesque' violence: UN report

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons remain the target of brutal attacks and hatred from others worldwide, according to a recent report issued by the United Nations.

Op-Ed: Was shooting of 3 American Muslims a hate crime?

The bar is set high when it comes to proving hate crime in the U.S. but the Chapel Hill, N.C. police department say they will investigate hate as the motivation for the murders of three American Muslims. But we already know the answer, don't we?

Why did Craig Stephen Hicks murder three Muslim students?

Chapel Hill - Police in Chapel Hill, North Carolina say an ongoing parking dispute may have led a committed atheist to shoot dead three Muslim students on Tuesday.

FBI: Colorado NAACP bombing could be act of domestic terrorism

Colorado Springs - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating Tuesday's explosion outside a building housing the Colorado Springs office of the NAACP as a possible hate crime or act of domestic terrorism.

Swedish legislators plan to remove race from law

Legislators will be removing all references to race since it is simply a "social construct" made by humans. Government officials believe that this is a solid step towards ending racism.

Three men sprayed with ammonia in homophobic attack outside club

London - The London Metropolitan Police are seeking a man and two women after an acid attack on three men outside a London club. The assaults are being considered as hate crimes.

Sikh university professor attacked by gang of teens in NYC

New York - After yells of "get Osama," and "terrorist", the Columbia University professor was beaten as he walked down the street. Police are treating the attack as a hate crime.

Transgender NYC woman dies after probable hate attack

New York - A transgender woman has died days after being attacked in Harlem, New York City in what police are investigating as a hate crime.

Jackie Robinson statue in Brooklyn defaced with racial slurs

Brooklyn - The Jackie Robinson statue outside a ballpark in Brooklyn, NY was defaced after a Tuesday night Brooklyn Cyclones game outside MCU Park.

Toronto police investigate spitting incident as a hate crime

Toronto - Toronto police have begun an investigation into an alleged incident of spitting on a woman wearing a hijab. Police are investigating the occurrence as a hate crime.

White noise: Inside the 'hate music' industry

Washington - A fatal shooting this past August at a Sikh temple by a skinhead in a 'hatecore' rock band shocked the nation. 'Hate music' is little known to those outside of that dark world. What is 'hate music' and is there a link between it and actual violence?

Amish leader and 15 others found guilty of hate crimes

Cleveland - Sam Mullet, Sr, the leader of an Amish breakaway group in Ohio, and 15 of his followers, were found guilty of hate crimes for forcibly cutting the beards and hair of members of their own faith.

The other terrorism: Right-wing extremism's threat to America

Washington - Long overshadowed by the foreign jihadist threat posed by al-Qaeda and it's allies, the domestic terrorism threat in the form of shadowy militia groups and militant neo-nazis remains a potent and sincere threat to U.S. national security.

White supremacist couple indicted on murder charges

Portland - A federal grand jury in Portland indicted a militant white supremacist couple on murder charges this past Thursday after the pair allegedly unleashed a wave of terror across the Pacific Northwest region that left four dead last fall.

Lesbian teen couple shot in Texas

Portland - A 19-year-old is dead and her 18-year-old girlfriend seriously injured after being shot around midnight on Friday. They were discovered in a Portland, Texas park Saturday morning. Police believe it may be a hate crime.

Op-Ed: Hate Crime? What other kind is there?

The term “hate crime” has always puzzled me. It seems almost intuitive that any violent crime would be, by it’s very nature, a “hate crime”.

Anti-government 'Patriot' groups propagating at an alarming rate

The Southern Poverty Law Center releases "Intelligence Report" citing a 755% increase in (Patriot) anti-government hate groups in the United States.

George Zimmerman charged with murder by mass media

The killing of Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012 brings forth a series of rallies, outcries of racism, and half-truths.

911 calls here - Parents of Trayvon Martin seek help from the FBI

Sanford - On February 26, 2012, the Sanford Police Department received a telephone call from neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, a 28-year old self-appointed captain to the unregistered neighborhood watch group in the gated Sanford community.

UK hotline established to report hate crimes against Muslims

Due to the number of anti-Muslim hate crimes reported in the UK, the government will provide funding for a hot line where concerned citizens can report Islamophobic crimes and related activities.

Mosque one of four buildings firebombed in New York City

New York - Police and fire officials report that four homemade firebombs were thrown at four buildings in Queens, New York. Police are investigating the firebombings as bias crimes.

Op-Ed: Student suspended for beating up gay classmate-punishment enough?

Chillicothe - Huffington Post is reporting on an Ohio school incident of a student who beat up another student because he was gay. The attacker was given a three day suspension from school, but is that enough of a punishment?

Two NYC children arrested for attack on Muslim girl

New York - A boy and a girl, both from New York City have been arrested for hate crimes after several alleged attacks on a female Muslim classmate.
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Deryl Dedmon pled guilty to the murder of James Craig Anderson in 2012  and gets two life sentences.
Deryl Dedmon pled guilty to the murder of James Craig Anderson in 2012, and gets two life sentences.
James Craig Anderson was brutally run over with a pickup truck and killed on June 26  2011.
James Craig Anderson was brutally run over with a pickup truck and killed on June 26, 2011.
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File photo: Metropolitan Police officers on patrol in London s Trafalgar Square.
File photo: Metropolitan Police officers on patrol in London's Trafalgar Square.
Police in London are seeking a man and two women after an acid attack on three men
Police in London are seeking a man and two women after an acid attack on three men
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Mary Chapa  18  (l)  and Mollie Olgin  19
Mary Chapa, 18, (l), and Mollie Olgin, 19
Sarah Graves  left  and Shelbie Richards  right  are facing prison after pleading guilty in connecti...
Sarah Graves, left, and Shelbie Richards, right, are facing prison after pleading guilty in connection with a series of attacks including the 2011 death of James Anderson in Jackson, Mississippi.
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