Oslo Shooting Is Being Investigated as Terrorism, Police Say

The attack, which killed two people and seriously wounded 10 near a gay club in Oslo, came hours before the city’s Pride parade, which has now been canceled.

#hate-crimes, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #mass-shootings, #norway, #oslo-norway, #terrorism

How I Became an Asian American

The killing of a Chinese American, David Chin, 40 years ago changed the way people of Asian descent began to see themselves.

#asian-americans, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #chin-vincent, #chinese-americans, #deaths-fatalities, #detroit-mich, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #japanese-americans, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Decades After Vincent Chin’s Death, Recent Attacks Haunt Asian Americans

Vincent Chin, a Chinese immigrant, was beaten to death after being pursued by two white Detroit autoworkers in 1982. On the 40th anniversary of his death, many hear frightening echoes.

#asian-americans, #chin-vincent, #chinese-americans, #detroit-mich, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity

‘Racism’ Has Too Many Definitions. We Need Another Term.

The word belongs in a discussion about the Buffalo tragedy. Something else should describe racial disparities.

#brown-byron-w, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #charleston-sc, #emanuel-african-methodist-episcopal-church-charleston-sc, #gendron-payton-s, #hate-crimes, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mass-shootings

Buffalo Shooting Highlights Rise of Hate Crimes Against Black Americans

The federal data shows a recent spike in assaults, threats and incidents of bias.

#anti-semitism, #black-people, #buffalo-ny, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #charleston-sc-shooting-2015, #el-paso-tex, #el-paso-tex-shooting-2019, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #georgia, #hate-crimes, #justice-department, #mass-shootings, #pew-research-center, #pittsburgh-pa-shooting-2018, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #sharpton-al

Grief and Anger Sweep Through Buffalo a Day After a Racist Massacre

New details about the accused gunman’s path and past began to emerge, as Gov. Hochul vowed to act on hate speech.

#black-people, #buffalo-ny, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #conklin-ny, #gendron-payton-s, #hate-crimes, #mass-shootings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #whites

Dallas Salon Shooting May Be Linked to Wider Attacks on Asian Businesses

The police said that a burgundy minivan that was spotted fleeing the salon shooting, which wounded three women, resembled vehicles seen at other recent shootings around Asian businesses.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #dallas-tex, #garcia-eddie-dallas-tex-police-officer, #hate-crimes, #korean-americans, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-dallas-tex

Fatal Shooting of Deliveryman Stuns a Queens Neighborhood

Zhiwen Yan, who delivered Chinese food in Forest Hills, had a signature greeting for customers: “Hello, my friend!” He was killed on his scooter at a stoplight.

#delivery-services, #forest-hills-queens-ny, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

Will We Give the Subway a Second Chance?

What we lose when public spaces no longer feel safe.

#hate-crimes, #mass-shootings, #new-york-city, #subways, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #transit-systems

Antisemitism Increased Under Trump. Then It Got Even Worse.

The worldwide growth of a social crisis.

#anti-defamation-league, #anti-semitism, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #hate-crimes, #hate-speech, #jews-and-judaism, #neo-nazi-groups, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #zionism

Shelter in Chinatown Is Canceled After Community Protests

The shelter in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge would have housed 49 men and is one of three that New York City planned for the area.

#asian-americans, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #chinese-americans, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hate-crimes, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc

Three Sikhs Were Attacked on the Same N.Y.C. Block

Residents are fearful in a quiet Queens neighborhood, where younger Sikhs have begun to escort their elders to the temple.

#hate-crimes, #richmond-hill-queens-ny, #sikh-cultural-society, #sikhs-and-sikhism

Miya Ponsetto Pleads Guilty to Tackling Black Teen at SoHo Hotel

Miya Ponsetto admitted to committing a hate crime in the 2020 episode. That element of the charge will be dropped if she abides by the law for two years.

#arlo-manhattan-ny-hotel, #black-people, #bragg-alvin, #harrold-keyon-musician, #harrold-keyon-jr, #hate-crimes, #ponsetto-miya, #racial-profiling, #soho-manhattan-ny

Yes, Lynching Is Still a Thing

A new law that makes lynching a federal hate crime addresses an atrocity that continues to this day.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-people, #byrd-james-jr, #emmett-till-anti-lynching-act, #floyd-george-d-2020, #hate-crimes, #lynching, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #till-emmett-louis, #united-states-politics-and-government

Asian Americans Have Always Lived With Fear

In my decades growing up in New York, survival required constant vigilance. Sadly, very little has changed.

#asian-americans, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #korean-americans

Louisiana Student Recorded Whipping Black Classmate Is Charged With Hate Crime

The 15-year-old, who also appeared to throw cotton balls at the classmate in a video, was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the episode, which “appears to be racially motivated.”

#black-people, #hate-crimes, #houma-la, #school-discipline-students, #terrebonne-parish-la

Man Hit Woman in the Head 125 Times Because She Was Asian, Officials Say

A man has been charged with attempted murder as a hate crime after a vicious assault in Yonkers, N.Y., that was captured by a security camera.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #legal-aid-society, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #stop-aapi-hate

The Heart-Rending Plight of the Ukrainian Refugees

“Imagine the terror and fear facing these children,” a reader writes. Also: Sunflowers for Ukraine; Russian pianists; the anti-lynching bill.

#civilian-casualties, #flowers-and-plants, #hate-crimes, #lynching, #music, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-politics-and-government

Asian American Hate Crimes Cannot Go Unchecked

As an American of Korean descent, I feel terrified for my life and the lives of those who look like me.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #japanese-americans, #korean-americans, #manhattan-nyc, #minorities, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #women-and-girls

Attack on Turkish Restaurant Lands Two Men in Prison

The two California residents, who pleaded guilty to a hate crime, were angry because of Turkey’s support of Azerbaijan in its recent war with Armenia, prosecutors said.

#armenia, #armenians, #azerbaijan, #beverly-hills-calif, #hate-crimes, #turkish-americans

Asian Americans Grapple With Tide of Attacks: ‘We Need Our Safety Back’

Younger Asian American leaders want to rely less on traditional policing solutions, while more traditional cultural and business groups favor them.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #korean-americans, #ma-guiying, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government

N.Y.P.D. Questions Man After 7 Asian Women Are Attacked in Two Hours

Seven women were attacked in a two-hour spree of violence in downtown Manhattan on Sunday, the police said. The assailant’s image was captured by surveillance cameras.

#assaults, #hate-crimes, #manhattan-nyc, #police-department-nyc

Woman of Asian Descent Is Latest to Die After an Attack in New York City

In November, a man with a large rock assaulted GuiYing Ma in Queens, leaving her with lacerations to the face and head, the police said.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #corona-queens-ny, #guiying-ma, #hate-crimes, #queens-nyc

‘So Much Hatred’: Jury Foreman Shaken by Evidence in Arbery Trial

With so much evidence of racism, said Marcus Ransom, the only Black man on the jury, it was not difficult to find Ahmaud Arbery’s murderers guilty of hate crimes.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-people, #brunswick-ga, #bryan-william-roddie, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #hate-crimes, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #ransom-marcus

House Passes Bill to Make Lynching a Hate Crime

Lawmakers in both parties hailed the action as historic, but a separate bill to outlaw discrimination based on a person’s natural hair failed amid Republican opposition.

#black-people, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #law-and-legislation, #lynching, #race-and-ethnicity, #rush-bobby-l, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ahmaud Arbery Killing: Three Men Found Guilty of Hate Crimes

Jurors delivered a swift verdict after a weeklong trial in which prosecutors presented voluminous evidence of the men’s racist beliefs and language.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #brunswick-ga, #bryan-william-roddie, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #justice-department, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity

Hate Crimes Case in Arbery Murder Goes to Jury

In closing arguments, prosecutors said that Ahmaud Arbery’s killers were motivated by racism. Lawyers for the defendants said the men had suspected him of committing crimes.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-people, #brunswick-ga, #bryan-william-roddie, #hate-crimes, #justice-department, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #perras-christopher-j, #wood-lisa-godbey

Bomb Threats Are Roiling Historically Black Colleges and Universities

White supremacists have been targeting Black schools and churches across America since their foundings.

#discrimination, #hate-crimes, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #race-and-ethnicity

Prosecutor Outlines Arbery Killers’ Use of Racial Slurs

The three white men are facing federal hate crime charges in Mr. Arbery’s death. In opening arguments, their lawyers said that they were motivated by concern about crime in their South Georgia neighborhood.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-people, #brunswick-ga, #bryan-william-roddie, #hate-crimes, #justice-department, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

In Arbery Hate Crimes Trial, Racism Will Take Center Stage

Jurors in the unusual case will be asked to decide if the men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery were motivated by racial animus. The evidence they may consider includes explicitly racist language.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-people, #bryan-william-roddie, #floyd-george-d-2020, #garland-merrick-b, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hate-crimes, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity

Hate Crimes Trial to Proceed After Arbery Killers Withdraw Guilty Pleas

Gregory and Travis McMichael had previously agreed to plead guilty, but a federal judge rejected the deal, which offered 30-year sentences. Jury selection is set to begin on Monday.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-people, #bryan-william-roddie, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #georgia, #hate-crimes, #justice-department, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #wood-lisa-godbey

How the Trojan Horse Affair Affected British Pakistanis

A scandal in 2014, known as the Trojan Horse affair, exposed what it’s like living in Britain as a British Pakistani.

#birmingham-england, #bradford-england, #colonization, #cricket-game, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #england, #great-britain, #hate-crimes, #immigration-and-emigration, #income-inequality, #khan-sadiq, #london-england, #malik-zayn, #minorities, #muslims-and-islam, #national-health-service, #oxford-university, #race-and-ethnicity, #reed-brian-journalist, #religion-and-belief

Hate Crimes Trial to Proceed After Failed Plea Deal With Arbery’s Killers

Gregory McMichael had previously agreed to plead guilty, but a federal judge rejected the deal that offered a 30-year sentence. He has now affirmed his original not guilty plea, court records show.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #georgia, #hate-crimes, #justice-department, #mcmichael-gregory-1955

Six Juveniles Are Persons of Interest in Threats to Historically Black Colleges

The F.B.I. said it was investigating the bomb threats, which disrupted life on more than a dozen campuses, as racially or ethnically motivated violent extremism and hate crimes.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #delaware-state-university, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #hate-crimes, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #howard-university, #spelman-college, #threats-and-threatening-messages

Ahmaud Arbery Killing: Prosecutors Strike Hate-Crime Plea Deals

The victim’s mother denounced the deals made with two of the three men convicted of murder, saying she wants a federal trial to put any self-defense arguments to rest.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-people, #bryan-william-roddie, #georgia, #hate-crimes, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

He Hurled a Smoothie and Insults. Now He’s Charged With a Hate Crime.

After his tirade was caught on video at a shop in Fairfield, Conn., James Iannazzo lost his job at Merrill Lynch. His lawyer said he was upset after his son had a severe allergic reaction to a drink.

#allergies, #fairfield-conn, #hate-crimes, #iannazzo-james, #peanuts, #robeks-corp, #smoothies

As F.B.I. Breached Texas Synagogue, Hostages Were Dashing for Exit

The federal agency said it was unaware that three hostages were already escaping the temple as an elite rescue team entered from different sides, killing the attacker.

#akram-malik-faisal, #anti-defamation-league, #colleyville-tex, #congregation-beth-israel-colleyville-tex, #cytron-walker-charlie, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #hate-crimes, #jews-and-judaism, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #siddiqui-aafia, #synagogues, #terrorism

What an Antisemite’s Fantasy Says About Jewish Reality

Why America can’t ignore the continual threat against Jews. 

#hate-crimes, #jews-and-judaism, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #race-and-ethnicity, #synagogues, #terrorism, #texas

America Is Falling Apart at the Seams

Why are so many of us behaving so badly?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #education-k-12, #firearms, #hate-crimes, #loneliness, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #philanthropy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #united-states, #yglesias-matthew

Australian Man Convicted of Killing Gay American in 1980s

The death of Scott Johnson, a young mathematician who was found at the bottom of a cliff, was initially ruled a suicide. His brother had pressed investigators to re-examine the case.

#hate-crimes, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #johnson-scott-d-1988, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sydney-australia, #white-scott-1988-sydney-australia-murder

Asian Immigrant Attacked in Hate Crime Last Year Dies

Yao Pan Ma was hospitalized in April after he was pushed to the ground and kicked in the head in East Harlem. He died on Dec. 31, the police said.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #east-harlem-manhattan-ny, #hate-crimes, #ma-yao-pan-d-2021, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #powell-jarrod-april-23-2021-assault

Three Men Sentenced to Life in Prison in Ahmaud Arbery Killing

One man will be eligible for parole after 30 years. The three face a federal trial on hate crime charges next month.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #brunswick-ga, #bryan-william-roddie, #crime-and-criminals, #decisions-and-verdicts, #dunikoski-linda, #hate-crimes, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

American Girl Debuts Chinese American Doll in Response to Anti-Asian Sentiment

The company said it created the doll, named Corinne Tan, to teach children to stand against racism.

#american-girl-inc, #asian-americans, #aspen-colo, #children-and-childhood, #chinese-americans, #colorado, #discrimination, #dolls, #hate-crimes, #parenting, #race-and-ethnicity, #shang-wendy-wan-long, #toys, #united-states

In Fight Against Violence, Asian and Black Activists Struggle to Agree

Calls for unity have ebbed over disagreements on one main issue: policing.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #minorities, #oakland-calif, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #race-and-ethnicity

Jussie Smollett Found Guilty: What Comes Next?

The actor who was found guilty of falsely telling the police he was the victim of a hate crime faces a possible sentence of up to three years, but experts disagree on whether the judge is likely to incarcerate him.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chicago-ill, #decisions-and-verdicts, #empire-tv-program, #hate-crimes, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #james-b-linn, #michael-omeara, #nenye-uche, #osundairo-abimbola, #osundairo-olabinjo, #smollett-jussie-1983, #television, #webb-dan-k

Jussie Smollett Found Guilty of Reporting a Fake Hate Crime

Mr. Smollett was convicted of filing a false police report in 2019 claiming he had been the victim of a racist and homophobic attack. The jury deliberated for more than nine hours.

#actors-and-actresses, #assaults, #decisions-and-verdicts, #empire-tv-program, #foxx-kim, #hate-crimes, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #osundairo-abimbola, #osundairo-olabinjo, #police-department-chicago-ill, #smollett-jussie-1983, #television, #webb-dan-k

Jury in Jussie Smollett Trial Begins Deliberations

After closing arguments on Wednesday, the panel began considering whether the actor had staged a hate crime against himself, as the two men who attacked him have testified.

#assaults, #chicago-ill, #hate-crimes, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #osundairo-abimbola, #osundairo-olabinjo, #police-department-chicago-ill, #smollett-jussie-1983, #television

Lawyers in Jussie Smollett Case Tangle Over Motive as Testimony Ends

Mr. Smollett was questioned Tuesday by the prosecution about his interactions with his attackers shortly before the 2019 assault.

#assaults, #chicago-ill, #hate-crimes, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #osundairo-abimbola, #osundairo-olabinjo, #smollett-jussie-1983, #television

Man Charged With Sending Dozens of Violent Threats to L.G.B.T.Q. Groups

Robert Fehring warned that an attack on New York City’s Pride March would make the Pulse nightclub shooting “look like a cakewalk,” the authorities said.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fehring-robert, #hate-crimes, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #orlando-fla-shooting-2016, #police-department-suffolk-county-ny

Justice Department Closes Emmett Till Investigation Without Charges

The department said it could not corroborate a book’s claim that a central witness had recanted her statements about Emmett, a Black teenager killed by two white men in 1955.

#black-people, #donham-carolyn-bryant, #hate-crimes, #justice-department, #mississippi, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #statutes-of-limitations, #till-emmett-louis