Hate violence poses a serious threat to California communities. In every region of the state, incidents have occurred in which racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities have been harassed, intimidated, assaulted and even murdered. In some communities, acts motivated by bigotry have sparked widespread community disruption.
The horrendous killings of three young Muslim-American university students near the University of North Carolina by an atheist man Tuesday evening has prompted authorities there to look at the incident as a possible hate crime. Initial police statements citing a dispute over a parking space as a potential motive were subsequently expanded to include a
It was close to 5 o’clock on the afternoon of Nov. 4, 2013, and Sasha Fleischman was riding the 57 bus home from school. An 18-year-old senior at a small private high school, Sasha wore a T-shirt, a black fleece jacket, a gray newsboy cap and a gauzy white skirt. For much of the long
Hate crimes in Los Angeles County at 24-year low, but attacks on lesbians and transgender individuals are up
The number of reported hate crimes in Los Angeles County last year dipped to its lowest level in nearly 21/2 decades, according to a report released Wednesday, though on average more than one hate crime still occurred each day.
A White supremacist convicted of sending a hate-filled email to a professor has won the right to a new trial on First Amendment grounds.
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A man opened fire outside a Jewish Community Center and a nearby retirement community in a suburb of Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday afternoon, killing three people before he was taken into custody.
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An Anti-Semite To The Core, But Tainted By Plea Deal
Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, the alleged triple murderer who defiantly yelled “Heil Hitler” from the back of a rain spattered patrol car in Overland Park, KS on Sunday afternoon is a notorious, though exiled, hate group leader with a criminal record that dates back decades. He
The number of reported anti-Semitic incidents in the nation declined by 19 percent from 2012 to 2013, while California experienced a drop of 23 percent in that same period, according to data released Tuesday by the Anti-Defamation League. Still, there was an uptick in the
Police in the small Northern California city of Hercules have launched a sexual assault and hate crime investigation after a transgender student was allegedly attacked by three teenage boys while using a bathroom that matches
his gender identity.
From CAHRO’s own Brian Levin: After Years of Increases, Decline In Hate and Anti-Government Groups May Still Be Bad News
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a Montgomery, AL based civil rights group, in an annual report released today stated that the number of domestic hate and anti-government groups declined last year after years of sustained increases that saw levels reach modern records. Hate groups, including neo-Nazis, racist skinheads and the Klan, who espouse falsehoods