hate crimes

  Jury selection is underway for the man accused of killing one person and injuring others at a counter-protest rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. James Fields Jr of Ohio is accused of driving his car into a crowd at the Unite the Right Rally. Heather Heyer was killed during the vehicular incident. Fields is charged with […]

Virginia Attorney General Michael Herring is cracking down on hate crimes in Virginia. This is in response to the new FBI data showing a jump in hate crimes in the commonwealth. AG Herring is pushing bills where he wants to be able to prosecute hate crimes and restrict gun rights for those convicted of a […]

Charlottesville, VA -An Ohio native accused of driving into a Charlottesville crowd during a rally last year is pleading not guilty to new hate crime charges. Last week James Alex Fields Junior of Ohio was indicted on about 30 hate crimes including one that could land him the death penalty. Prosecutors say he was a […]

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 incident occurred recently outside a hotel when two men from the Standing Rock tribe were blocked inside a parking lot as several masked men approached their car.

Hate is intensifying across America three weeks after Donald Trump was elected president. And William Sims, 28, a promising and successful African-American musician from Richmond, California, was the victim of a fatal hate crime on Nov. 12 just days after the contentious presidential election. Sims was found beaten and shot on a roadway outside a […]

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.

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.

Iowa City Police are investigating the attack of a University of Iowa student as a hate crime. The victim's family said the attack was unprovoked.