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Holder: Sikh temple shooting a hate crimeupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 15:29:00

Speaking at a memorial service, Attorney General Eric Holder harshly condemned the attack on a Sikh temple.

Prosecutors to appeal 30-day sentence in Rutgers gay bullying caseupdated: Mon May 21 2012 19:46:00

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.

Judge reads Ravi sentence, mother weepsupdated: Mon May 21 2012 19:46:00

Dharun Ravi has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for spying on Rutgers University roommate, Tyler Clementi.

Were Tulsa shootings hate crimes?updated: Wed Apr 18 2012 08:12:00

I am a journalist. I am a teacher. I am a black woman. I am a witness to prejudice.

2 women plead guilty in Kentucky hate crime caseupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 22:05:00

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.

Tulsa police chief to suspected lone gunman: 'We're coming for you' updated: Sat Apr 07 2012 19:47:00

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."

3 killed, 2 injured in Oklahoma shootingsupdated: Sat Apr 07 2012 12:46:00

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.

Iraqi family says attack a 'hate crime'updated: Tue Mar 27 2012 12:04:00

An Iraqi family claims their mother's death as a hate crime after she was beaten to death in her California home.

Hate crime 'possibility' in killing of Iraqi woman in her California home, police sayupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 17:38:00

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 men plead guilty to federal hate crimes in Mississippi killingupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 21:30:00

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.

2011: Hate crime? Killing caught on tapeupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 21:30:00

White teen faces possible hate crime charges in the killing of a black man. CNN first reported the story in 2011.

Morgan Stanley exec pleads not guilty in stabbing of NYC cabbieupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 20:31:00

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.

Man's brutal beating caught on tapeupdated: Sat Feb 11 2012 14:30:00

A young man is violently attacked on an Atlanta street. Surveillance video recorded the attack as WSB reports.

Police arrest suspect in videotaped beating of gay manupdated: Sat Feb 11 2012 14:30:00

One of three suspects in a videotaped beating of a gay man has been arrested, Atlanta police said Saturday.

Beating victim: 'I could have died'updated: Wed Feb 08 2012 20:45:00

The victim of a vicious beating by a gang of men shouting anti-gay slurs said he wants his attackers to face justice.

Police investigate possible hate crime in Jewish New York neighborhood updated: Sat Nov 12 2011 18:29:00

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.

California town calls in FBI to help investigate cross-burningupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 21:05:00

First, an 11-foot wooden cross was stolen from Saint John's Lutheran Church in Arroyo Grande, California.

Don't overstate anti-Muslim biasupdated: Mon Mar 28 2011 10:49:00

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.

Fighting against a new mosqueupdated: Mon Mar 28 2011 10:49:00

Meet Kevin Fisher, who is leading the fight against a new mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Soledad O'Brien reports.

2010: Hate crime suspects found guiltyupdated: Sun Feb 27 2011 10:22:00

A Pennsylvania federal court convicts two men in connection with the beating death of an immigrant. WBRE reports.

Men convicted of hate crime sentenced to 9 years in prisonupdated: Sun Feb 27 2011 10:22:00

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.

Number of U.S. hate groups on the rise, report saysupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 14:40:00

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.

Murders spark fear of hate crimesupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 14:52:00

Leaders in Honduras' gay and transgender communities say they are a target of hate crimes. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Feds: More than 6,600 hate crime incidents in 2009updated: Mon Nov 22 2010 11:53:00

There were 6,604 criminal incidents characterized as hate crimes reported in the United States in 2009, according to an FBI report release Monday.

3 indicted on two separate hate crimes casesupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 18:35:00

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.

Eighth arrest made in alleged hate crimeupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 06:26:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti reports on a group of New York men accused of a brutal anti-gay hate crime.

Two more suspects in New York anti-gay attacks arraignedupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 05:37:00

The ninth and 10th suspects arrested in a series of anti-gay beatings in New York were arraigned in Bronx Criminal Court Tuesday evening.

8 arraigned in string of anti-gay hate crimes in New York Cityupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 05:37:00

Eight suspects arrested in connection with a series of brutal, anti-gay hate crimes in New York City were arraigned Sunday.

Shenandoah hate crime trial beginsupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 10:44:00

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.

Taxi driver stabbed after passenger asks if he's Muslimupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 20:59:00

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 sentenced in New York for Ecuadorian's beating deathupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 10:59:00

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.

March protests attacks on Mexican nationalsupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 11:09:00

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.

Police beef up presence on Staten Island after attacks on Mexicansupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 12:55:00

New York police have stepped up patrols in a Staten Island neighborhood after a string of attacks on Mexican nationals, authorities say.

College student attack a hate crime?updated: Tue Apr 20 2010 03:54:00

Was the stabbing attack on the president of the Chico State University student body racially motivated? KOVR reports.

California college's student president stabbed; hate crime allegedupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 03:54:00

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.

Long Island man guilty in hate crime caseupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 17:02:00

Jurors on Monday convicted a Long Island man of manslaughter as a hate crime in the death of an immigrant from Ecuador.

Long Island hate-crime slaying case goes to juryupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 12:37:00

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 begin in Long Island hate crime trialupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 13:27:00

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.

NY police: 4 face hate crime charges in beating of Mexican manupdated: Sat Apr 10 2010 07:42:00

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.

Trial under way in New York immigrant killingupdated: Fri Mar 19 2010 12:05:00

A murder trial that casts light on racial and ethnic tension on Long Island, New York, entered its second day Friday.

Two charged with hate crimes in gay man's beatingupdated: Thu Jan 14 2010 21:24:00

Two New York men accused of brutally beating an openly gay man have been indicted on hate crime charges, authorities said.

New civil rights chief vows more hate-crimes enforcementupdated: Thu Dec 17 2009 17:31:00

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.

3 police officers among 5 people indicted in race-related beatingupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 19:49:00

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.

FBI cites thousands of hate crimes in '08updated: Mon Nov 23 2009 17:35:00

More than 9,000 hate crime offenses -- more than half of them motivated by racial bias -- were reported last year, the FBI announced Monday.

Demonstrators demand justice in Puerto Rico gay teen's slayingupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 22:13:00

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.

Suspect charged with murder in slaying of gay teen in Puerto Ricoupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 23:20:00

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.

Suspect arrested in brutal slaying of gay man in Puerto Ricoupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 15:38:00

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.

Obama signs hate crimes bill into lawupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 19:39:00

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.

Obama signs hate crime billupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 19:39:00

President Obama signed legislation that makes it a federal crime to assault someone because of sexual orientation.

Two years after son's death, mother finds solace in hate crimes billupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 03:21:00

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.

Hate crimes bill goes to Obama for signatureupdated: Fri Oct 23 2009 04:41:00

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.

Hate crimes extended to LGBTupdated: Fri Oct 23 2009 04:41:00

Congress passed a bill extending hate crimes laws to cover gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people.

Feds to investigate claims of police discriminationupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 17:36:00

The Justice Department and federal prosecutors will investigate allegations of discrimination against Latinos by police in Suffolk County, New York, officials said.

Commentary: Beating the homeless is cruel, not coolupdated: Thu Aug 13 2009 12:05:00

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.

Commentary: Why hate crimes are differentupdated: Mon Jun 29 2009 09:58:00

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.

Holder pushes for hate-crimes law; GOP unpersuadedupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 16:29:00

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.

Holder again urges stronger hate-crime legislationupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 17:59:00

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 riled up, researchers sayupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 14:48:00

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.

Hate crime statisticsupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 14:48:00

Lisa Sylvester reports on hate crime statistics in light of the shooting at DC's Holocaust Museum.

Transgender murder, hate crime conviction a firstupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 13:28:00

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.

Andrade found guilty of murderupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 13:28:00

A Colorado jury has found Allen Andrade guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a transgender teen.

Trial begins in slaying of transgender womanupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 15:52:00

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.

Growing hate groups blame Obama, economyupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 19:34:00

Don Black said he despises Barack Obama. And he said he believes illegal aliens undermine the economic fabric of the United States.

Report: Rise in hate groupsupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 19:34:00

CNN's Jason Carroll says a new report shows a 54 percent rise of hate groups in the U.S. since 2000.

What would Dr. King say?updated: Fri Jan 16 2009 13:44:00

CNN's John Zarrella asks what would Martin Luther King Jr. say about Obama's victory?

White supremacists watched in lead up to Obama administrationupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 13:44:00

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.

Brooklyn hate-crime marchupdated: Mon Dec 15 2008 12:24:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti reports on a hate-crime march in Brooklyn following two suspected Latino attacks.

Slain immigrant's brother hopes for hate-crime legacyupdated: Mon Dec 15 2008 12:24:00

Mourning relatives say they hope a slain Latino immigrant can become a symbol against hate crimes.

Hundreds protest New York immigrant's fatal beatingupdated: Mon Dec 15 2008 00:23:00

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.

New York immigrant dead in apparent hate crimeupdated: Sun Dec 14 2008 12:44:00

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.

New York hate attack?updated: Sun Dec 14 2008 12:44:00

An attack on two Ecuadorean brothers in New York has outraged the Latino community, as CNN's Ines Ferre reports.

Teen charged with murder as hate crime in immigrant's deathupdated: Thu Nov 20 2008 17:33:00

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.

Commentary: No time for hateupdated: Sat Nov 15 2008 10:45:00

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."

Time.com: Violence Against the Homeless: Is It a Hate Crime?updated: Wed Oct 22 2008 12:00:00

A horrendous attack on a street person in Los Angeles once again raises the issue of protecting the homeless

Time.com: Prosecuting the Gay Teen Murderupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 09:00:00

Viewpoint: The tragic killing of a gay eighth grader in California should be an occasion for mourning, not new hate-crime legislation

Hate crime on subway?updated: Fri Dec 14 2007 21:10:00

A Muslim man was the only one that helped a group beaten for saying 'Happy Hanukkah.' Affiliate WABC reports.

Protesters march on Washingtonupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 21:57:00

Thousands of people are participating in a rally led by civil rights leaders calling for a tougher stance on hate crimes.

Rally urges hate crimes prosecutions, new AG respondsupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 21:57:00

Thousands of demonstrators encircled Justice Department headquarters in the nation's capital Friday to demand the government crack down harder on hate crimes.

Time.com: Marchers: W. Va. Case is Hate Crimeupdated: Sat Nov 03 2007 20:00:00

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

Halloween nooses raise ireupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 07:26:00

CNN's Dan Lothian reports on controversy surrounding nooses used in Halloween displays across the nation.

Noose incidents: Foolish pranks or pure hate?updated: Thu Nov 01 2007 07:26:00

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.

Time.com: Horrid Details in W. Va. Torture Caseupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 10:00:00

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

Mom of torture victim speaksupdated: Thu Sep 13 2007 20:34:00

The mother of a 20-year-old West Virginia woman, who police say was tortured and sexually assaulted, speaks out.

Torture suspects may face hate crime chargesupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 08:48:00

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.

6 accused of torturing womanupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 08:48:00

CNN's Kathleen Koch reports on the alleged kidnapping, torture and sexual assault of a young West Virginia woman.

Support for hate crime billupdated: Tue Jul 03 2007 06:46:00

Support for hate crime bill

White House threatens to veto hate-crimes billupdated: Thu May 03 2007 18:57:00

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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