Tag: hate crime

$50,000 In Damages To Medical Lake Church, Calling It ‘Hate Crime’

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

MEDICAL LAKE, Wash – It's not the way members of the Lake City Assembly of God expected to spend their Sunday; instead of attending services, they were canceled in the wake of a $50,000 vandalism spree throughout two church buildings that was committed late Saturday or early Sunday. The suspect (s) kicked 12 doors off […]

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Police say they’re investigating possible Christmas Eve hate crime at Tacoma church

| December 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tacoma police say they are investigating a possible hate crime that occurred overnight at a church in the 5500 block of North 44th Street. Six windows were broken and possible hate-related paperwork was left at the scene, officers said, and a suspect was seen fleeing. The church has a court order against a suspect who […]

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FBI joins racial slur probe

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is now part of the investigation into a racial slur that was spray painted on the back of a sign at Divine Restoration Ministries in Mount Clemens on election day. Special Agent Jeffrey Eberle, the acting supervisor of the FBI’s Macomb County office, told a crowd of about 100 people […]

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Sikh Temple Shooting Victim’s Son Asks FBI To Track Hate Crimes Against Sikhs

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — The son of a massacre victim at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin asked the Obama administration on Wednesday to begin collecting statistics on hate crimes against Sikhs. Harpreet Singh Saini, 18, told a Senate hearing he wanted to give his late mother "the dignity of being a statistic." Saini's mother, Paramjit Kaur Saini, […]

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Local church vandalized, deputies calling it a hate crime

| July 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. (WTXL) – Deputies are investigating what they are calling a hate crime after a church is vandalized Friday afternoon. It happened in Crawfordville at Thesalonia Missionary Baptist Church, located at 223 Triplett Road. Reverend Frederick Bell tells us authorities were there for about 2 hours, collecting fingerprints and palm prints for an investigation. […]

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Hate crime numbers steady, nearly half motivated by racial bias, FBI reports

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (CNN) – As New York authorities investigate what appears to be the nation's latest hate crime, the FBI's annual hate crime report, released Monday, shows no significant change in the level of crimes motivated by bias. The FBI reports the number of U.S. hate crimes – offenses as a result of bias toward race, […]

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Queens man charged with spray-painting swastikas on synagogue and church

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Cops charged a 40-year-old Jackson Heights man Tuesday with defacing a Queens synagogue, library and church with swastikas, but are still hunting for the anti-semites wanted for torching three cars in Brooklyn. Franco Rodriguez admitted etching his hateful handiwork earlier this month because, he claimed, "Jewish people were harassing him." He faces up to five […]

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Sweden Takes Steps to Protect Local Jews from Hate

| September 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Swedish government has earmarked more than $600,000 in its next year's budget to increase security around its Jewish community. According to a report published in The Local, 4 million kroner ($622,000) has been allocated as a one-time expenditure in the 2012 fiscal year budget to be released on September 20. The funds are designated […]

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Member Of Aryan Brotherhood Pleads Guilty To Hate Crime And Attempted Murder Of Disabled African-American

| September 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Steven Scott Cantrell, of Crane, Texas, pleaded guilty Friday to hate crime charges stemming from a series of racially-motivated arsons in December 2010, including the arson of a historic African-American church as part of an effort to murder a disabled African-American man, the US Justice Department announced. Cantrell, 25, pleaded guilty to damaging religious property […]

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Officials: Cross burning at Sapulpa church won’t be investigated as hate crime

| July 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

SAPULPA — The U.S. Attorney’s Office told Creek County deputies that a cross burning at a Sapulpa church will not be investigated as a hate crime. Sheriff’s Lt. Charles Redfern said in a news release that all documents related to the case have been submitted to the Creek County District Attorney’s Office, including affidavits for […]

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Cross Burning At OK Church Investigated As Hate Crime

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

It's an act of vandalism, which has some people in Creek County, more than a little worried A cross at a church in Sapulpa was burned. The FBI is now involved because this could be a hate crime. You can still see the charred pieces of wood along the metal fence and on the ground. […]

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Crimes against Jews up ‘substantially’ in 2009

| June 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

TORONTO — Seven in 10 religiously motivated hate crimes in Canada in 2009 were committed against Jews, Statistics Canada reported last week. A total of 1,473 such incidents were reported in 2009, representing an increase of 437 incidents, or 42 per cent, over 2008, according to a report released June 7 on police-reported hate crimes. […]

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Hate attacks on home of rabbi

| May 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Leicester Hebrew Congregation rabbi's house and car have been targeted by antisemitic vandals in three nocturnal attacks over the past three weeks. Bricks twice shattered windows of Rabbi Shmuli Pink's shul-owned property, half-a-mile from the city centre synagogue. On another occasion, a brick was thrown through his car window. Rabbi Pink said that although […]

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New bill could make church burglary a hate crime

| March 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

BIRMINGHAM (WBRC) – A state lawmaker is looking to pass a bill that would make burglaries or other criminal mischief on religious property a hate crime in Alabama. Lineville Senator Gerald Dial wants to make criminal acts against a church classified at hate crimes, and therefore, felonies. "We hope this is a deterrent for people […]

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Anti-Semitism in the UK remains high in 2010

| February 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Jewish charity which monitors acts of anti-Semitism in the UK says it recorded 639 incidents of violence, threats and abuse last year. The figure, from the Community Security Trust, is the second highest since it began its work in 1984. The peak of 926 incidents came in 2009, and was attributed to a backlash […]

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