Tag: Hate-crime

Killers in Hate Crime Pay $840,000 to Victim's Estate

Four Jackson, Mississippi, men have been ordered to pay $840,000 to the estate of James Craig Anderson, a Black man they murdered on June 26, 2011. The four men Deryl Paul Dedmon, 23; John Aaron Rice, 23; Dylan Wade Butler, 24; and William Kirk Montgomery, 26 were convicted in 2012…

Dylann Roof to Face Federal Hate Crime Charges

By Sheryl Estrada Dylann Roof. Photo from WABCvideo. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Wednesday in a press conference that Dylann Roof will face federal hate crime charges. These charges are in addition to state charges, including nine counts of murder and three attempted murders. “Racially motivated crimes such as…

Black Churches Torched in Possible Hate Crimes

Following white supremacist Dylann Roof’s racially motivated murders of nine churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, authorities are now investigating what could possibly be a series of arson-related hate crimes. Six predominately Black churches have recently been damaged or destroyed entirely by fire, and there is reason to believe that at…

Three Charged in Assault of Gay Couple in Philadelphia

By Julissa Catalan Three suspects accused of viciously beating a same-gender couple in Center City Philadelphia turned themselves in and were arraigned on Wednesday . Kevin J. Harrigan, Kathryn Knott and Phillip Williams were all charged with aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. Under Pennsylvania…