Tag Archives: hate crimes

California Incel Charged With Multiple Hate Crimes

Law & Crime reports: A 25-year-old California man who police say posted videos online showing him assaulting women has been arrested on hate crime charges related to the self-described involuntary celibacy that investigators believe motivated the attacks. Johnny Deven Young had been wanted since May after police in Costa Mesa identified him as the man who’d pepper sprayed several women …

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Vandals Smash Windows At Gainesville Pride Center

Gainesville’s ABC affiliate reports: On Saturday morning, members of the Pride Community Center in Gainesville received a call from a real estate office in the same complex about their building being vandalized. “She told me that she was just informed by somebody that came to her office that the pride center had been vandalized and that the windows were all …

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MS Man Charged With Hate Crime In Cross Burning

Law & Crime reports: A 23-year-old Mississippi man accused of burning a cross in his front yard to intimidate a Black family who lived nearby has been charged with a federal hate crime. Axel Charles Cox was arraigned Friday after prosecutors obtained a warrant for him to be brought into court from state prison, where he’s serving eight years for …

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Suspect Nabbed In Killings Of Four NM Muslim Men

The Associated Press reports: Albuquerque police say they have detained the “primary suspect” in the killings of four Muslim men in New Mexico’s largest city. Police Chief Harold Medina on Tuesday announced the update on Twitter. The killings have sent ripples of fear through Islamic communities in New Mexico and beyond and fueled a race to find who was responsible. …

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New Hate Crime Sentences For Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers

USA Today reports: The three Georgia men serving life in prison for Ahmaud Arbery’s murder were again handed lengthy prison sentences Monday on federal hate crime charges. Travis McMichael, who fatally shot Arbery, will serve his federal sentence of life plus 10 years. His father, Gregory, who initiated the deadly pursuit of the jogger, will serve life prison plus seven …

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Illinois Man Charged With Hate Crime In Vandalizing Of Bakery Set To Hold Family-Friendly Drag Event [VIDEO]

Chicago’s ABC affiliate reports: A man has been arrested after UpRising Bakery was vandalized and its family-friendly drag show, set for Saturday, was canceled, Lake in the Hills police said. A the northwest suburban bakery’s owner said she canceled the event after someone broke the business’ windows and spray-painted slurs on its walls overnight Saturday. An Algonquin police sergeant saw …

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NYPD Charges FL Woman With Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

The New York Daily News reports: A Florida woman has been busted for pepper-spraying four young Asian women during a caught-on-camera clash in Manhattan, police said Saturday. Cops in Chelsea took Madeline Barker, 47, into custody Friday after they recognized her as the woman in the bias-fueled June 11 attack, a police spokeswoman said. Barker, of Merritt Island, Fla., was …

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Buffalo Gunman Charged With Federal Hate Crimes

The Associated Press reports: The white gunman who killed 10 Black people in a racist attack at a Buffalo supermarket was charged Wednesday with federal hate crimes and could face the death penalty if convicted. The criminal complaint filed Wednesday against Payton Gendron coincided with a visit to Buffalo by Attorney General Merrick Garland. The attorney general met with the …

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Baltimore Pride Flag Arson Destroys Several Homes, Three People Seriously Injured, Two In Critical Condition

Baltimore’s CBS News affiliate reports: A Wednesday morning fire in Baltimore that put three people in the hospital is being investigated as a possible hate crime, authorities told WJZ. Based on a preliminary investigation, authorities believe someone set fire to at least one Pride flag outside a row home in the 300 block of E. 31st Street and the flames …

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Buffalo Shooter Charged With Hate Crimes, Terrorism

NPR reports: The white 18-year-old man accused of fatally shooting 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket was charged Wednesday by a grand jury with domestic terrorism motivated by hate and 10 counts of first-degree murder. Payton Gendron, who has been in custody since the May 14 shooting, is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Erie County Court. The 25-count …

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Blinded Victim In Brutal FL Gay-Bashing Speaks Out

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: For the first time, the man who cops say was brutally beaten by an entire family because of his sexual orientation is speaking about what happened. “Because I’m gay, yes,” the victim told Local 10 News’ Rosh Lowe. “Because I’m gay, they think I turned his son gay.” As a result of that beating, the …

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Incel Sought For Attacks On California Women [VIDEO]

Los Angeles’s Fox affiliate reports: Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man accused of harassing women outside Costa Mesa bars. According to the Costa Mesa Police Department, Johnny Young is a “self-described incel” and is wanted for attacking several people after he allegedly confronted a group of women using vulgar and explicit language. Costa Mesa PD …

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Sydney Man Boasted About 1988 Murder Of Gay Man

The Associated Press reports: A man told police he killed American mathematician Scott Johnson in 1988 by pushing the 27-year-old off a Sydney cliff in what prosecutors describe as a gay hate crime, a court heard on Monday. Scott White, 51, appeared in the New South Wales state Supreme Court for a sentencing hearing after he pleaded guilty in January …

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Police: Brutal Beating That Left Florida Gay Man Blind Came Because Victim Was Dating Family’s Son [VIDEO]

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: Members of a Ukrainian refugee family appeared in a South Florida courtroom on Wednesday. That’s where they are facing hate crime and attempted murder charges for an alleged family ambush. Police say Oleh Makarenko was in a nine-month homosexual relationship, which would end with his lover being beaten so badly by Makarenko’s family that the …

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Three FL Family Members Face Life In Alleged Hate Crime Beating That Left Gay Man Permanently Blinded

The Miami Herald reports: Three family members have been charged with a hate crime after kidnapping and beating a gay man so severely that he was permanently blinded, Broward County prosecutors said Tuesday. Two parents and their son [photos above] were formally charged Tuesday on counts of first-degree attempted murder, burglary with battery and kidnapping “with prejudice” — all charges …

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Ashli Babbitt’s Brother Charged In Hate Crime Assault

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: A man facing battery and hate-crime charges for allegedly attacking and hurling racial slurs at a utility worker last year near Ocean Beach is the brother of Ashli Babbitt, the San Diego woman who was shot and killed by a police officer Jan. 6, 2021, inside the U.S. Capitol. Roger Stefan Witthoeft, Jr., 33, was …

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All Three Arbery Killers Found Guilty Of Hate Crimes

The New York Times reports: A jury on Tuesday determined that the three white Georgia men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery violated a federal hate-crime statute by depriving Mr. Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, of his right to use a public street because of the color of his skin. The jury also found the three men — Travis McMichael, 36, his …

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Three Nazis Arrested For Hate Crime Assault In Orlando

The Associated Press reports: Three people have been arrested days after a Jewish passerby was attacked by a group of self-proclaimed neo-Nazis who yelled antisemitic slogans outside a central Florida shopping plaza over the weekend, authorities said Friday. Group leader Burt Colucci, 45, and Joshua Terrell, 46, are each charged with battery with a hate crime enhancement, while Jason Brown, …

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Florida Judge Rejects “Stand Your Ground” Defense In Mob Beating Of Gay Couple After Pride Event [VIDEO]

The Miami Herald reports: Four young men [photo above] did not act in self-defense when they beat up two gay men during a South Beach gay-pride celebration, a Miami judge ruled on Friday. Circuit Judge Ariana Fajardo Orshan declined to dismiss the battery charges against Juan Carlos Lopez and three others who’d been charged in the high-profile attack in April …

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Man Gets Life Plus 30 Years In CA Synagogue Shooting

From the Justice Department: John T. Earnest, a Rancho Penasquitos man who entered the Chabad of Poway on April 27, 2019, opened fire and killed one woman, injured three others, and attempted to kill 50 others, was sentenced in federal court today to life plus 30 years in prison for his crimes. Earnest previously pleaded guilty to a 113-count indictment …

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