Tag: hate crime

Third Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime Charge Related to Desecration of Synagogue and Churches in Modesto, California

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON—Andrew Kerber, 22, of Chico, Calif., pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill in Fresno, Calif., to violating the civil rights of congregants of Congregation Beth Shalom, a synagogue in Modesto, Calif. According to court documents, on or about Feb. 2, 2006, Kerber and two other men, Abel Mark Gonzalez, 23, of […]

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Crown Heights Shul Targeted for Hate Crime

| September 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

An unhinged man was nabbed for hatching a plot to rob a Brooklyn synagogue and then fight off cops with pipe bombs and guns, authorities said. Elias Narvaez, 21, allegedly made anti-Semitic remarks as he crafted his plan, explaining he was targeting an Orthodox synagogue on Montgomery Street in Crown Heights because its gold-colored front […]

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ADL Audit: 1,211 Anti-Semitic Incidents Across the Country in 2009

| July 27, 2010 | 1 Comment

New York, NY, July 27, 2010 … The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States remained at a "sustained and troubling" level in 2009, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which compiles annually a statistical audit of anti-Semitic assaults, vandalism and harassment. The 2009 ADL Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, released today, counted a total […]

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Delaware Church Victim Of Hate Crime

| July 24, 2010 | 1 Comment

A series of criminal acts at a Delaware church have been deemed hate crimes, New Castle County Police say. The latest incident occurred late Wednesday night at the Korean United Methodist Church where the church's entrance sign was spray painted on with graffiti. The suspects spray painted the words "Go home." "It was more to […]

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Police say church vandalism is hate crime

| May 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

MAYWOOD, Calif. (KABC) — Vandals broke into the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church and tore up the place in a shocking case of vandalism in Maywood. Police are calling it a hate crime. Investigators said the vandalism is extremely graphic, calling it heinous. Pictures from the Maywood Police Department's Web site shows what vandals […]

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NY court sees synagogue attack as hate crime

| March 30, 2010 | 1 Comment

ALBANY, N.Y. — A person can be guilty of a hate crime even if the violence is directed at a building rather than a person, New York's top court ruled Tuesday. The Court of Appeals unanimously said the stricter penalties imposed for such crimes apply to a man convicted of trying to bomb a Bronx […]

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Religious Hate Crimes On the Rise in the United States

| March 28, 2010 | 1 Comment

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced on Friday that two religious hate crime incidents in Tennessee and Alabama were moving to resolution. In Mobile, Alabama, Christian Rodney Ice pled guilty to covering a Jewish synagogue with anti-Semitic messages in support of Hitler. The 19-year-old, who was charged with violating the Church Arson […]

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Synagogue Vandalism in Montreal Ruled as Hate Crime

| March 26, 2010 | 1 Comment

Vandals broke into Congregation Ahavath Israel d’Chasidei Viznitz in Montreal Friday night. Montreal police are treating the attack as a hate crime due to the graffiti of two swastikas on the bimah (pulpit). The synagogue is located in Outremont a Montreal neighbourhood that is known as the heart of Montreal’s Hasidic community. Police say vandals […]

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Synagogue vandalism a hate crime: police

| March 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

A forced entry into an Outremont synagogue by at least one vandal who etched swastikas inside with a black marker in all likelihood took place between 1:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Saturday, Hersh Ber Hirsch, the synagogue's administrator, said yesterday. The act is being probed by Montreal police as an anti-Semitic hate crime. One suspect, […]

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Dallas church cleaning up after hate crime by vandals

| March 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

Volunteers today began removing the satanic symbols and hateful words that vandals spray-painted on Greater Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lake Highlands. Pastor David Wilson said he originally planned to wait for officials to assess the damage, which he discovered Monday. But today he decided the sight of the crime was too much. So rather than […]

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Swastika, other vandalism at temple not yet a ‘hate crime’

| March 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Vandals scratched a swastika, "KKK," "Hail Hitler" and the N-word on doors inside Temple Beth El in Boca Raton on Feb. 15. Was this a hate crime? The synagogue's leader is unsure, police are still trying to make that determination and the Anti-Defamation League believes there are grounds for pursuing it as a hate crime. […]

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Police: Three teens admit to anti-Semitic graffiti at Boca Raton synagogue, charged with vandalism

| February 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

BOCA RATON — Boca Raton police on Friday announced the arrest of three juveniles who authorities said admitted vandalizing the Temple Beth El synagogue, where property was damaged and anti-Semitic and racist messages were carved into doors. The three suspects were juveniles — all about 15 to 16-years-old, according to police — who were stopped […]

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Boca Raton police: Synagogue vandalism a hate crime

| February 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

BOCA RATON – Boca Raton police on Tuesday were investigating the vandalism of a Boca Raton synagogue as a hate crime after burglars broke in, damaged property and left behind anti-Semitic and racist messages. Firefighters responding to a fire alarm around 10 p.m. Monday at Temple Beth El in the 300 block of Southwest Fourth […]

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Rewards offered in hate-crime incidents at synagogues

| February 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Law enforcement and religious leaders announced Monday that they are offering rewards for information leading to the arrests of suspects in two recent hate-crime incidents. The first was Nov. 10 at Congregation Beth Shalom, 4746 El Camino Ave., Carmichael. A vandal spray-painted a hate message and swastikas, and tried to burn a sign at the […]

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Law Enforcement Officials Offer Reward in Hate-crime Incidents at Synagogues

| February 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

For Immediate Release February 1, 2010 FBI Sacramento Contact: Special Agent Steve Dupre (916) 977-2245 Law Enforcement Officials and Community Leaders Offer Reward The greater Sacramento area has experienced a recent uptick in hate crime incidents, and two in particular have authorities and community leaders asking for the public’s help in solving the crimes. The […]

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