Stories tagged: hate crime
Mon., April 15, 2019
Prosecutors have now added hate crime charges against the white suspect in three recent arson fires that destroyed African American churches in Louisiana.
Sat., Feb. 23, 2019
An attention-seeking actor was arrested this week for allegedly staging a fake hate crime. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was clearly outraged when he held a news conference to announce …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019
“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018
Hayden man cleared of hate crime, found guilty of battery in altercation with Spokane church group last summer
Richard A. Sovenski Jr. faces a potential sentence of up to six months in county jail for the attack, which was caught on video. However, jurors did not believe his …
Sun., Dec. 16, 2018
Prosecutors say a Seattle man accused of trying to run over two Jewish men outside a Los Angeles synagogue has been found competent to stand trial.
Wed., Dec. 5, 2018
The Western Washington University student arrested in connection with on-campus racist and homophobic vandalism has been charged with a hate crime.
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
Federal prosecutors have charged a white man with federal hate crimes in the killings of two African-Americans at a grocery store last month in Kentucky.
Wed., Nov. 14, 2018
Reported hate crimes in Spokane rose by 175 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to new data released Tuesday by the FBI.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018
When two roofing workers beat a young gay man to death in Wyoming in 1998, the gruesome crime quickly reverberated around the U.S. and turned the sandy-haired college student into …
Tue., July 24, 2018
King County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the alleged assault of Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta as a possible hate crime after he reported being attacked Saturday night by an unidentified man …
UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018
A man who can be seen in a video chastising a woman at a Chicago forest preserve for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag on it has been …
Thu., July 5, 2018
An Ohio man pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges Thursday in a deadly car attack on a crowd of protesters opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia.
UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018
Federal hate crime charges were filed Wednesday against a man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a …
Sat., March 3, 2018
A highly decorated active-duty Marine who slammed a chair into the neck and shoulder of an employee at an Iraqi restaurant in Portland has been sentenced to five years of …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017
A Spokane man discovered a pumpkin, with a wooden stave driven into it, covered in racist slurs targeting Arabs, Thursday.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017
A Black Lives Matter protest began in the Spokane County Courthouse on Tuesday morning after two white men accused of hates crimes pleaded not guilty.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017
Since leaving North Carolina in 1968, Norris Cooley never thought his life would be in danger because of the color of his skin – until a man with a “white …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017
In response to a violent hate crime Sunday in north Spokane, prominent community leaders gathered Wednesday morning to denounce racism and hate.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
Police make hate crime arrest after ‘skinhead’ suspected of punching black man and shooting his house
A 66-year-old black man was the victim of a seemingly random hate crime Sunday evening
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017
Despite the stats and anecdotes about crimes perpetuated against transgender individuals, local authorities insist the victim’s gender identity was not in play, and on Wednesday prosecutors announced the defendants would …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017
Spokane Valley woman accused of hate crime after calling her neighbors terrorists, shouting racial slurs
A woman was arrested at a Spokane Valley apartment complex Tuesday evening for a hate crime after she repeatedly banged on the door of her Middle Eastern neighbors, kicked their …
Sat., June 17, 2017
Whether these sanctimonious bullies are in Congress, the media, Hollywood or academia, they’re much too comfortable with demonizing conservatives.
Mon., June 12, 2017
Law enforcement officials say they are investigating after a gay pride flag was found burned in front of a Boise home.
Fri., June 2, 2017
A horseback rider discovered swastikas and other offensive graffiti along a popular trail at Crooked River Ranch in Central Oregon.
Thu., June 1, 2017
Nooses have appeared recently around the nation’s capital – including the Smithsonian’s new African-American history museum – in a rash of incidents that experts say shows the growing use of …
Tue., May 2, 2017
One of four men charged in connection with the beating death of a gay man in Idaho has been sentenced to six months in jail.
Sun., April 30, 2017
An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to a hate crime for his role in the death of a gay man has been sentenced to 28 years in prison.
Mon., April 10, 2017
An Idaho man has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for his role in the death of a gay man.
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017
Legislature considers making the targeting of police officers a hate crime under Washington law.
Sun., March 12, 2017
The disturbance at the Middle Eastern restaurant was bizarre at first, but within minutes it morphed into a violent, one-sided assault. Jason Kendall was walking down State Street about 3 …