Tag: Hate Crimes

Hate Groups on the Rise in U.S., with a Tripling of Anti-Muslim Groups

The number of hate groups in the United States reached near-historic highs in 2016, rising for the second straight year, with the amount of anti-Muslim hate groups tripling from 2015, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) annual Year in Hate report released Wednesday. Much of the increased hate,…

'War on whites' Behind Sessions Opposition, Says GOP Rep.

The allegations of racism against U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions are a result of the Democrats’ “war on whites,” according to Alabama’s Republican Rep. Mo Brooks. “It’s really about political power and racial division and what I refer to, on occasion, as the ‘war on whites,’” Brooks said on “The Morning…

Muslim NYPD Officers Request Meeting with Trump to Discuss Hate Crimes

In a letter to the president-elect, officers said the campaign rhetoric had driven the spike in hate incidents. By Frank Kineavy A group of Muslim police officers in New York City have called for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump as the number of hate crime incidents in the city…

Hate Incidents Seven Times More Common in Post-Election Week

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) released a report on Friday revealing that it has collected 701 incidents of hate in the week directly following the election, from November 9 to November 16. Also on Friday, the FBI released its annual hate crimes report, revealing that 5,818 single-bias incidents occurred…

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…

College Campuses Erupt in Hate Incidents

Following the election of Donald Trump on November 9, incidents of “hateful intimidation and harassment” have occurred in record numbers, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). As of November 14 the group has collected 437 reports just since the election. “Since Donald Trump won the election we’ve seen…

Louisiana Extends Hate Crime Protections to Police

Louisiana on Thursday became the first state in the nation to include law enforcement officers as a protected class under hate-crime law, treating attacks on public safety workers the same as attacks motivated by race, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation. The “Blue Lives Matter” bill was signed into law…

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…

Racial Tension at UCLA School of Law Continues to Escalate

By Julissa Catalan A Black UCLA student is receiving racist hate mail after trying to bring attention to the lack of diversity within the university’s law programs. Alexis Gardener and some of her classmates produced a nine-minute video titled 33, in which students speak candidly about their experiences as the…