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Hate Crimes

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  • Lawmakers to study student harassment on college campuses

    Lawmakers to study student harassment on college campuses
    The speaker of the state Assembly has created a 15-member committee to investigate student harassment and hate crimes. "Over these past few years we have seen too many incidents on California college campuses perpetrated by people with malicious...
  • New Assembly committee to focus on harassment, hate crimes on campus

    New Assembly committee to focus on harassment, hate crimes on campus
    SACRAMENTO -- Prompted by the uproar over an incident of alleged racial harassment at San Jose State University, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) announced Wednesday the formation of a special committee addressing hate crimes at California...
  • Two plead guilty to murder, hate crimes in Oklahoma shootings

    TULSA, Okla. — Two men charged with first-degree murder and hate crimes in the shooting deaths of three people in Tulsa last year pleaded guilty Monday and were sentenced to life in prison without parole. Alvin Watts and Jake England changed their...
  • Swastikas painted on vehicles, homes in Burbank; man arrested

    Swastikas painted on vehicles, homes in Burbank; man arrested
    An 18-year-old Burbank man has been arrested on suspicion of spray-painting swastikas and derogatory comments on 13 vehicles and homes in Burbank’s hillside area, police said. Drew Benda was arrested Monday after police responded to reports of a...
  • Texan faces hate-crime charges in 'knockout game' case

    Texan faces hate-crime charges in 'knockout game' case
    A white Texas man faces federal hate-crime charges in an assault on a 79-year-old black man during a form of the "knockout game," prosecutors said Thursday. Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, is charged with violating the federal Matthew Shepard and James Byrd...
  • Texas man charged with hate crime in alleged 'knockout game' assault

    Texas man charged with hate crime in alleged 'knockout game' assault
    A Texas man has been charged with a federal hate crime in connection with an assault of a 79-year-old black man that prosecutors allege was part of the "knockout game." The knockout game, which has been known by a variety of names since 1992, is based...
  • Why this version of the 'knockout game' makes conservatives crazy

    Why this version of the 'knockout game' makes conservatives crazy
    This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Just as the media hysteria over the “knockout game” had started to wane, news out of Texas ratcheted up the anxiety over unprovoked racial attacks. Or maybe not....
  • Unflinching '12 Years a Slave' poses monumental marketing challenge

    Unflinching '12 Years a Slave' poses monumental marketing challenge
    From the start, Fox Searchlight was confident that "12 Years a Slave" would win critical acclaim and be an awards contender. Getting people to see it? The film's distributor feared that would be a different story. The new movie depicts the evils of...
  • San Jose approves wild boar killings, not 'pig genocide'

    San Jose approves wild boar killings, not 'pig genocide'
    San Jose has a big pig problem, as in 200-pound wild boars tearing up and eating their way through ritzy neighborhoods. So the city council this week came up with a solution: a three-month open hunting season within city limits. State-permitted shooting...
  • White House urged to display Armenian Orphan Rug commemorating genocide

    White House urged to display Armenian Orphan Rug commemorating genocide
    WASHINGTON — In a new twist to efforts to call attention to the Armenian genocide, a group of lawmakers has accused the Obama administration of blocking a Smithsonian display of a rug woven by orphans of the mass killings about a century ago....
  • San Jose State students charged with hate crimes against roommate

    San Jose State students charged with hate crimes against roommate
    Three white students at San Jose State University have been charged with misdemeanor hate crimes after allegedly hanging a Confederate flag in a shared dormitory suite and calling a black roommate "three-fifths," among other derogatory names. The...