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Hate Crimes

  1. crime
    Jewish Columbia Professor’s Office Vandalized With Large SwastikasAmid a nationwide uptick in anti-Semitic hate crimes.
  2. Sessions Sends DOJ Lawyer to Prosecute Murder of Transgender Iowa TeenThe attorney general vowed to “enforce hate crime laws aggressively,” despite making other moves to limit transgender rights.
  3. hate crimes
    Jewish Bakery and Butcher Get Letters With Swastika and Trump’s ‘MAGA’ SloganA copy was also received by the Israeli consulate and businesses in Harlem.
  4. lgbtq rights
    More LGBTQ People Killed So Far in 2017 Than All of 2016, Report SaysA report from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs suggests a slight uptick in hate crimes against LGBTQ people.
  5. FBI Searches for Suspects After Bombing of Minnesota MosqueNo one was injured in the Saturday-morning blast, which may have been a domestic terrorist attack.
  6. politics
    Read What the Portland Stabbing Victim’s Mom Had to Say to President Trump“I ask you, Mr. President, to take action at this time.”
  7. Portland Mourns Two Heroes Killed While Defending Teen Girls From Racist TiradeThe two men were stabbed to death after trying to stop a white supremacist from confronting two teens, one of whom was a Muslim wearing a hijab.
  8. hate crimes
    A Butcher at a Popular New York Meat Market Was Arrested on Hate-Crime ChargesIn a disturbing incident, he gave a black deliveryman a noose.
  9. Israeli Police Arrest Teen for Allegedly Making Bomb Threats to Jewish CentersThe suspect is believed to be behind many of the threats in the U.S. and abroad.
  10. Police Say Murder Suspect Came to NYC to Kill Black MenA white Maryland man told investigators that he fatally stabbed a homeless man in midtown because he “wanted to make a statement.”
  11. NYPD: One Person Likely Behind Most of the Threats Against Jewish InstitutionsPolice say the person is likely using a spoofer device, which makes it seem as if the threat is coming from the inside.
  12. Senate Calls for ‘Swift Action’ As JCCs Face Another Round of Bomb ThreatsThis is the sixth wave of threats, and 110 institutions have been targeted.
  13. Sikh Man Shot in Seattle Suburb After Being Told ‘Go Back to Your Own Country’Police are are still searching for the gunman, and the attack is being investigated as a possible hate crime.
  14. Maybe the Media Shouldn’t Cover Every Single Hate-Crime ThreatIn an age in which any idiot can issue an anonymous threat, the current approach is just asking for copycat acts.
  15. Man Arrested for Threatening Jewish Centers Did It to Harass an Ex-GirlfriendJuan Thompson engaged in a “campaign to harass and intimidate” his ex, authorities say.
  16. As Many As 100 Headstones Vandalized at Jewish Cemetery in PhiladelphiaIt’s the second Jewish cemetery in the U.S. to be vandalized in as many weeks.
  17. Muslim MTA Worker Pushed Down the Stairs at Subway StationHate-crime reports since Election Day are up 115 percent.
  18. This 24-Year-Old Teaches Muslim Women How to Protect Themselves From Hate CrimesZaineb Abdulla is helping women escape “hijab grabs.”
  19. Hate Crimes Against Muslims Increased by 67 Percent Last YearIn 2015, hate crimes against Muslims reached their highest levels since the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, according to new FBI data.
  20. Gay YouTube Star Charged With Faking His Own Assault, Calling It a Hate CrimeCalum McSwiggan claimed he was attacked by three men outside a gay club in Los Angeles.
  21. Orlando Gunman Was Gay, Says Former Police-Academy ClassmateHe created profiles on multiple gay-dating apps.
  22. Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof Seeks to Waive His Right to a Jury TrialFederal prosecutors are objecting to the request.
  23. Muslim Man Ambushed and Savagely Beaten in Front of Queens MosqueThe NYPD is not yet investigating it as a hate crime.
  24. Louisiana Is About to Make Attacking a Cop a Hate CrimeThe law is a response to what lawmakers perceive as an increased threat to first responders following the rise of activism like the Black Lives Matter movement.
  25. Second White Guy Assaulted in Brooklyn by Man Calling Him ‘Cracka’The cracka attacka strikes again.
  26. crimes and misdemeanors
    Two Teens Arrested for Hate-Crime Attack on Muslim Man in the BronxThe suspects had allegedly chanted “ISIS” as they beat a Bangladeshi man walking his niece home from school.
  27. Muslim Man Beaten in the Bronx by Ski-Masked Assailants Chanting ‘ISIS’The Bangladeshi man was assaulted while walking his 9-year-old niece home from school.
  28. Hate Crime Investigations Opened in Vandalism of California MosquesWorshippers found a fake hand grenade on Sunday morning.
  29. Rash of Apparent Hate Crimes Strike New York’s Muslim CommunityThe latest incident happened at a restaurant near Herald Square.
  30. Beating of Muslim Store Owner in Astoria Investigated As Hate CrimeThe suspect reportedly yelled “I kill Muslims.”
  31. Someone Threw a Pig’s Head at a Philadelphia MosqueA lot of anti-Muslim incidents have taken place across the world since the attacks in Paris. 
  32. Activists Say Transgender Killings Are RisingThere have been 17 reported murders thus far this year.
  33. Alleged Shooter Will Face Death Penalty in Killing of 3 MuslimsThe victims’ father called him a “coward” and “scumbag” in court.
  34. The FBI Is Looking Into the North Carolina ShootingMeanwhile, President Obama issued his first statement on the murders of Deah Barakat and Yusor and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha. 
  35. Suspect in Killing of 3 Muslims Had Frequent Conflicts Over ParkingHe kind of made everyone feel uncomfortable and unsafe,” said a neighbor.
  36. Was the Killing of 3 Muslim Students in North Carolina a Hate Crime?Some say they were slain over a parking dispute, not their religion.
  37. Transgender Woman Attacked in Brooklyn Hate CrimeTransgender people are still not safe in what is supposed to be the safest LGBT city in the world.”
  38. 3 Arrested for Anti-LGBT Attack in BrooklynIt’s being treated as a hate crime. 
  39. Arab-American Activist Attacked and Threatened With Beheading in BrooklynArab American Association of New York director Linda Sarsour shares her story.
  40. Crime
    Restaurant Owner Says He Got a Death Threat for Flying Israel’s Flag“We are going to kill all the Jews, including you.”
  41. Ex-NYPD Officer Arrested for Anti-Semitic Graffiti Spree [Updated]Over 20 hateful messages were found in Borough Park on Saturday night.
  42. Five Hasidic Jews Arrested for Williamsburg Attack on Gay ManSome of the suspects were members of a neighborhood watch group.
  43. Girl Says Man Spat, Called Her ‘Terrorist’And that nobody stepped in to help.
  44. Police Search for Suspect in Greenwich Village Anti-Gay AttackA man was punched in the face on a subway platform.
  45. After Arrest, Theater Journalist’s Midtown Attack Not Thought to Be a Hate CrimeIt stemmed from an argument on the street.
  46. Attack on Theater Writer Investigated As a Possible Hate CrimeRandy Gener was assaulted near his Hell’s Kitchen home.
  47. Charge Dropped Against Man Accused of Fatally Beating Transgender WomanConfusion reigns.
  48. One Man Finally Arrested in Knicks Fan Hate CrimeThe victims have since broken up.
  49. Victim of Apparent Hate Crime Wishes He Could Educate His AttackersThe Sikh doctor was targeted by men shouting “Osama.”
  50. Columbia Professor Beaten in Yet Another Apparent Hate CrimeHe’d advocated for tracking anti-Sikh violence.
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