Speaking at a memorial service, Attorney General Eric Holder harshly condemned the attack on a Sikh temple.
Prosecutors will appeal a 30-day jail sentence handed down Monday against Dharun Ravi, the ex-Rutgers student convicted of spying on and intimidating his gay roommate, who then killed himself by jumping off New York's George Washington Bridge.
Dharun Ravi has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for spying on Rutgers University roommate, Tyler Clementi.
I am a journalist. I am a teacher. I am a black woman. I am a witness to prejudice.
Two Kentucky women have pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting a kidnapping and hate-crime assault involving a gay man, the Justice Department announced Friday.
The police chief of Tulsa, Oklahoma, offered a stern, succinct message Saturday to the man he believes killed three people and critically wounded two others in a spate of seemingly random shootings: "We're coming for you."
Three people were killed and two were injured Friday in four shootings in north Tulsa, Oklahoma and police are searching for a lone suspected gunman, they said.
An Iraqi family claims their mother's death as a hate crime after she was beaten to death in her California home.
The possibility that the killing of an Iraqi woman who was left brutally beaten in her Southern California home last week was a hate crime is "just one aspect" being investigated, a police official said Monday.
Three white Mississippi men pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes Thursday in connection with the 2011 beating death of an African-American man in Jackson, the Justice Department announced. Deryl Dedmon, John Aaron Rice and Dylan Butler each admitted to conspiracy and violating the 2009 federal hate-crimes law in last June's killing of James Craig Anderson. They face sentences of up to life in prison and $250,000 in fines, federal prosecutors said.
White teen faces possible hate crime charges in the killing of a black man. CNN first reported the story in 2011.
A senior manager at Morgan Stanley pleaded not guilty Friday to assault and hate-crime charges in connection with the stabbing of a New York City taxi driver over the cost of a fare.
A young man is violently attacked on an Atlanta street. Surveillance video recorded the attack as WSB reports.
One of three suspects in a videotaped beating of a gay man has been arrested, Atlanta police said Saturday.
The victim of a vicious beating by a gang of men shouting anti-gay slurs said he wants his attackers to face justice.
Police are investigating what authorities say could be a hate crime in a Jewish section of Brooklyn, New York, after three cars were set ablaze and anti-Semitic graffiti was scrawled across park benches.
First, an 11-foot wooden cross was stolen from Saint John's Lutheran Church in Arroyo Grande, California.
Almost two weeks after the House Homeland Security Committee hearing on radicalization in the Muslim community in America, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has announced he will hold a hearing in the Senate. But, rather than focus on the problem of radicalization in the Muslim community, Durbin's panel will be directed to another subject: anti-Muslim bigotry in the United States.
Meet Kevin Fisher, who is leading the fight against a new mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Soledad O'Brien reports.
A Pennsylvania federal court convicts two men in connection with the beating death of an immigrant. WBRE reports.
Two Pennsylvania men convicted of a hate crime in the beating death of an undocumented Mexican immigrant were each sentenced Wednesday to spend nine years behind bars, according to a U.S. District Court statement.
The number of radical right groups in America -- including hate groups, "Patriot" groups and nativist groups -- increased in 2010 for the second year in a row, according to a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Leaders in Honduras' gay and transgender communities say they are a target of hate crimes. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
There were 6,604 criminal incidents characterized as hate crimes reported in the United States in 2009, according to an FBI report release Monday.
Hate crime and robbery indictments were brought Tuesday in two separate incidents in which suspects allegedly targeted gay men for violence at Manhattan gay bars.
CNN's Susan Candiotti reports on a group of New York men accused of a brutal anti-gay hate crime.
The ninth and 10th suspects arrested in a series of anti-gay beatings in New York were arraigned in Bronx Criminal Court Tuesday evening.
Eight suspects arrested in connection with a series of brutal, anti-gay hate crimes in New York City were arraigned Sunday.
Jury selection begins Monday in the federal hate crime case against two Pennsylvania men who are accused of fatally beating a Mexican immigrant while shouting racial epithets at him.
A taxi driver is in stable condition Wednesday after allegedly being stabbed by a passenger who apparently asked if he was Muslim before attacking him, a taxi driver union official told CNN.
Two men have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms in New York for the brutal beating death of an Ecuadorian immigrant nearly two years ago.
A Latino advocacy group organized a march through the streets of Staten Island, New York, Wednesday night to protest a string of attacks on Mexican nationals.
New York police have stepped up patrols in a Staten Island neighborhood after a string of attacks on Mexican nationals, authorities say.
Was the stabbing attack on the president of the Chico State University student body racially motivated? KOVR reports.
The student body president of California State University, Chico, was recovering Monday from stab wounds suffered in what police believe was a hate crime, officials said.
Jurors on Monday convicted a Long Island man of manslaughter as a hate crime in the death of an immigrant from Ecuador.
Jury deliberations are set to begin Wednesday morning in the case of a Long Island man charged with murder as a hate crime.
Closing arguments are under way in the trial of a Long Island man charged with murder as a hate crime in the death of a Latin American immigrant.
Four people were arrested and charged with hate crime offenses in New York after a Mexican immigrant was beaten with a baseball bat, a metal chain and wooden planks, police said.
A murder trial that casts light on racial and ethnic tension on Long Island, New York, entered its second day Friday.
Two New York men accused of brutally beating an openly gay man have been indicted on hate crime charges, authorities said.
The Obama administration's new civil rights chief said Thursday that he was "shocked" to learn of the steep decline in hate-crime prosecutions during the Bush presidency and vowed to combat violence stemming from hatred and bias.
Five people, including three police officers, have been indicted on charges related to the beating death of a Latino man in rural Pennsylvania in July 2008, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
More than 9,000 hate crime offenses -- more than half of them motivated by racial bias -- were reported last year, the FBI announced Monday.
Several hundred gay activists rallied Thursday afternoon in Puerto Rico to demand a robust prosecution in the brutal slaying of a gay teenager nearly a week ago.
The suspect in the brutal slaying of a gay teenager in Puerto Rico was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and four other counts, the prosecutor in the case told CNN.
A suspect has been arrested in the slaying of a 19-year-old Puerto Rican man found Friday decapitated, dismembered and partially burned, police said Tuesday.
President Obama on Wednesday signed a law that makes it a federal crime to assault an individual because of his or her sexual orientation or gender identity.
President Obama signed legislation that makes it a federal crime to assault someone because of sexual orientation.
For Elke Kennedy, the significance of Wednesday's hate crimes legislation can be traced to a single punch outside a bar on a drunken night two years ago.
The Senate passed groundbreaking legislation Thursday that would make it a federal crime to assault an individual because of his or her sexual orientation or gender identity.
Congress passed a bill extending hate crimes laws to cover gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people.
The Justice Department and federal prosecutors will investigate allegations of discrimination against Latinos by police in Suffolk County, New York, officials said.
Over the last two calendar years, more Americans in the United States were killed in a little-noticed spate of unprovoked attacks than were killed by terrorists, in large commercial jet crashes or in racial hate crimes.
America needs a coordinated and multifaceted response to combat the continuing scourge of violent hate crime like the crime committed at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on June 10.
Attorney General Eric Holder stepped up his call for the passage of federal hate crimes legislation Thursday, arguing that the federal government needs to take a stronger stand against criminal activity fueled by bias and bigotry.
Citing three recent fatal shootings fueled by hatred and simmering anger, Attorney General Eric Holder vowed Tuesday a stepped-up effort to enforce civil rights protections, and he renewed his call for expanding hate-crimes laws.
Hate groups have intensified their rhetoric in recent months, but this new energy hasn't necessarily translated to an increase in the rate of hate crimes in the U.S., according to some researchers.
Lisa Sylvester reports on hate crime statistics in light of the shooting at DC's Holocaust Museum.
A Colorado man was convicted of first-degree murder and a bias-motivated crime and sentenced to life in prison for killing a transgender teen he met on an online social networking site.
A Colorado jury has found Allen Andrade guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a transgender teen.
It started as a tryst, arranged online, in a quiet town in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. She was an 18-year-old transgender woman. He was a 32-year-old rough-and-tumble gang member.
Don Black said he despises Barack Obama. And he said he believes illegal aliens undermine the economic fabric of the United States.
CNN's Jason Carroll says a new report shows a 54 percent rise of hate groups in the U.S. since 2000.
CNN's John Zarrella asks what would Martin Luther King Jr. say about Obama's victory?
Hate crimes experts and law enforcement officials are closely watching white supremacists across the country as Barack Obama prepares next week to be sworn in as the first black president of the United States.
CNN's Susan Candiotti reports on a hate-crime march in Brooklyn following two suspected Latino attacks.
Mourning relatives say they hope a slain Latino immigrant can become a symbol against hate crimes.
A few hundred people on Sunday marched in Brooklyn to protest last week's fatal beating of a 31-year-old Ecuadorean man -- an incident authorities say may have been a hate crime.
A 31-year-old Ecuadorean man who was beaten last Sunday in what New York City authorities say may have been a hate crime has died at a Queens hospital, his brother said Saturday.
An attack on two Ecuadorean brothers in New York has outraged the Latino community, as CNN's Ines Ferre reports.
A grand jury has indicted a Long Island teenager on a charge of second-degree murder as a hate crime in the stabbing death of an Ecuadoran immigrant this month, according to the indictment, unsealed Thursday in Suffolk County District Court.
How's this for a paradox: Just days after Americans made history by electing the first black president, seven teenage thugs in Patchogue, New York, pulled a shameful page from history by forming what one prosecutor called a "lynch mob."
A horrendous attack on a street person in Los Angeles once again raises the issue of protecting the homeless
Viewpoint: The tragic killing of a gay eighth grader in California should be an occasion for mourning, not new hate-crime legislation
A Muslim man was the only one that helped a group beaten for saying 'Happy Hanukkah.' Affiliate WABC reports.
Thousands of people are participating in a rally led by civil rights leaders calling for a tougher stance on hate crimes.
Thousands of demonstrators encircled Justice Department headquarters in the nation's capital Friday to demand the government crack down harder on hate crimes.
Hundreds marched through Charleston, W.Va., to urge prosecutors to add hate crime charges against six white people charged in the assault of a 20-year-old black woman
CNN's Dan Lothian reports on controversy surrounding nooses used in Halloween displays across the nation.
The media spotlight might have shone most intensely on Jena, Louisiana, but a symbol of racial violence has been hung across America lately, spurring anger, resentment and a big question.
The list of horrors allegedly endured by a woman at the hands of six people in a remote trailer grew during the suspects' court hearings
The mother of a 20-year-old West Virginia woman, who police say was tortured and sexually assaulted, speaks out.
Six West Virginians charged with kidnapping, torturing and sexually assaulting a woman for at least a week may also face hate crime charges, Logan County Sheriff's officials said Tuesday.
CNN's Kathleen Koch reports on the alleged kidnapping, torture and sexual assault of a young West Virginia woman.
Support for hate crime bill
The White House has threatened to veto a bill passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday that expands hate-crime laws to include attacks based on sexual orientation or gender.
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