Hate crimes

November 13, 2020 - 6:03 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two brothers, suspected in the killing of a biracial man on a Danish island in June, were Friday formally charged with murder after the prosecution ruled out a racially motivated crime because of their “long-standing friendship with the deceased.” "Sufficient grounds have...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2017, file photo, Asad Zaman stands at the site of a bombing in the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minn. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in the trial of the leader of an Illinois anti-government group who's accused of being the ringleader behind the bombing. (Courtney Pedroza/Star Tribune via AP, File)/Star Tribune via AP)
November 09, 2020 - 2:23 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The leader of an anti-government group in Illinois and alleged mastermind behind a 2017 attack on a Minnesota mosque was acting on his hatred of Muslims when he came up with a plan to pipe bomb the building during morning prayers, prosecutors said Monday. But defense...
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Warren, Mich., Mayor James Fouts, left, stands with Candace and Eddie Hall during a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at police headquarters in Warren. A 24-year-old white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation and other counts for firing shots into the Hall's home just north of Detroit after the family put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window. (AP Photo/Corey Williams)
October 01, 2020 - 2:11 pm
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A white man accused of firing shots into the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window asked for forgiveness during a court hearing Thursday. Michael Frederick Jr., 24, made the remarks after being given a moment to speak...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2020, photo Attorney General William Barr participates in a roll call with police officers from the Kansas City Police Department in Kansas City, Mo. In a private conference call this week with his U.S. attorneys nationwide, Attorney General William Barr said he wanted prosecutors to be aggressive in charging demonstrators who cause violence. (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo, File)
September 17, 2020 - 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a memo to U.S. attorneys Thursday obtained by The Associated Press, the Justice Department emphasized that federal prosecutors should aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence — and even sedition charges could potentially apply. The sedition statute doesn't require...
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Candles, a funeral wreath and pictures of the victims of the terrorist attack in Halle stand on a green area in front of the Magdeburg, Germany, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. This is where the trial of the Halle bomber begins. The Federal Public Prosecutor's Office accuses the man of 13 crimes, including murder and attempted murder. The assassin had tried to cause a bloodbath in the synagogue in Halle on October 9, 2019, the highest Jewish holiday Yom Kippur. (Sebastian Willnow/dpa via AP)
July 21, 2020 - 7:12 am
MAGDEBURG, Germany (AP) — A German man went on trial Tuesday for a Yom Kippur attack on a synagogue that is considered one of the worst anti-Semitic assaults in the country's post-war history. The trial comes at a time when anti-Semitic crimes have reached their highest level since Germany started...
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Irina, right, and Anastasia Lagutenko play with their son, Dorian, at a playground in St. Petersburg, Russia, July 2, 2020. Their 2017 wedding wasn’t legally recognized in Russia. Any hopes they could someday officially be married in their homeland vanished July 1 when voters approved a package of constitutional amendments, one of which stipulates that marriage in Russia is only between a man and a woman. (AP Photo)
July 13, 2020 - 1:29 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — At the Lagutenko wedding in 2017, the couple exchanged vows, rings and kisses in front of friends and relatives, then took a traditional drive in a limousine, stopping at landmarks for photos. But because they were both women, the wedding wasn’t legal in Russia. If...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, El Paso Walmart shooting suspect Patrick Crusius pleads not guilty during his arraignment in El Paso, Texas. Crusius attorneys said in a court filing that he has "severe, lifelong neurological and mental disabilities.” They say the 21-year-old and was treated with anti-psychotic medication following his arrest moments after the massacre in El Paso that killed 23. (Briana Sanchez/El Paso Times via AP, Pool, File)
July 09, 2020 - 1:11 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A man accused of shooting scores of people at a Texas Walmart last summer was indicted Thursday on new federal hate crime and gun charges following the death of another person injured in the attack. A grand jury returned a new indictment against Patrick Wood Crusius, who was...
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President Donald Trump arrives at the White House, Sunday, July 5, 2020, in Washington after visiting Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 06, 2020 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a weekend spent stoking division, President Donald Trump on Monday blasted NASCAR for banning the Confederate flag and wrongly accused the sport's only Black driver, Bubba Wallace, of perpetrating “a hoax” involving a rope shaped like a noose in his garage. Exploiting racial...
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In this undated photo provided by the family of Althea Bernstein shows the burns on Bernstein's face an neck after four white men sprayed her with lighter fluid and threw a lighter at her, setting her on fire as she was driving in downtown Madison, Wis., during protests that she was not a part of early Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Bernstein, who is studying to become an paramedic, drove away and patted out the flames. She visited an emergency room later that night, where she said health care workers had to scrub her skin off. She said she will eventually need plastic surgery. Authorities as investigating the incident as a hate crime. (Photo courtesy of family of Althea Bernstein via AP)
June 26, 2020 - 2:21 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A biracial Wisconsin woman who says a group of white men set her on fire while she was driving wants her attackers to know they hurt her but hopes they will improve themselves. Althea Bernstein told ABC's “Good Morning America” for a Friday segment that she hasn't slept and...
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This photo provided by NASCAR shows the noose found in the garage stall of Black driver Bubba Wallace at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala., on Sunday, June 21, 2020. The discovery prompted a federal investigation that determined the rope had been there since at least last October. (NASCAR via AP)
June 25, 2020 - 2:15 pm
Declaring “the noose was real,” NASCAR officials on Thursday released a photo of the rope found in the speedway garage stall of Black driver Bubba Wallace that prompted a federal investigation into whether he had been the target of a hate crime. The incident has put racism front and center for the...
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