Tag: Bias

NY Attorney General Calls for Vigilance on Hate Crimes

In light of the recent surge in hate crimes across the country, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is urging law enforcement to identify and prosecute those that occur. Schneiderman held a meeting with civil rights leaders Thursday to discuss the sharp increase in hate crimes, which the Southern Poverty…

Report: Justice Department to Cite Ferguson PD for Racial Bias

The Department of Justice is expected to release its report on the policing practices of the Ferguson Police Department as early as this week, according to The New York Times. Law-enforcement officials told the Times that the report will accuse the department of making discriminatory traffic stops that created years…

Were Chapel Hill Killings a Hate Crime

By Albert Lin Members of a North Carolina community are mourning the deaths of three Muslim students who were shot and killed by a white man, with some calling the Chapel Hill murders a hate crime. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder in…