hate crimes

A Black man's lawyer says the prosecutor is protecting a politically-connected Hasidic Jewish Man.

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.

New York's governor responds to the spike in hate crimes since the presidential election. His plans include a special police unit to stem the flood of incidents.

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.

A federal judge sentenced a White supremacist to 10 years in prison. The assailant, who viciously attacked a Black man, boasted about taking part in cross-burnings.

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.

Much of the hateful rhetoric is aimed towards people of Polish descent and those who are Muslim. However, there are reports of abuse aimed toward other minority groups as well.

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.”

An Iowa man is facing hate crime charges after he was arrested on Sunday for fighting with a Black man. Andy Benavidez of Iowa City was wearing a surgical mask when police discovered him fighting the other man, and told police he wore the mask because he was “allergic to Black people,” local outlet KGAN reports. […]