Hate Crime

More than 500 people gathered in Jackson, Mississippi Sunday to denounce the racially motivated killing of an African-American man. James Craig Anderson, 49, was beaten by a group of white teens, then fatally mowed over with an attacker’s truck in early July. Surveillance video released this month brought the story to the nation’s attention, and […]

MILWAUKEE, WIS. — As more and more violent flash-mob attacks occur across the country, the news media and public officials believe much of the crime is motivated by race. Many African Americans are weary of the descriptions, saying the Black community is being described in a condescending manner and used as a scapegoat. Just yesterday, […]

The white Mississippi teens caught on surveillance video killing a Black man may be responsible for other attacks on homeless Black men in the area, the head of the state’s NAACP told ABCNews.com. James Craig Anderson, 49, was beaten and mowed over by a group of white teen’s pickup-truck. Surveillance video aided in the prosecution […]

Video has been released of the killing of James Craig Anderson, a 49-year-old auto plant worker, who was killed by a group of white men. One of the teens involved said “let’s go f**k with some n****,” before the incident began, according to police. The group then proceeded to beat Anderson and run him over […]

CHATTANOGA, TN — Three men are being charged with hate crimes after throwing fireworks and yelling racial slurs at residents of a predominantly black community in Tennessee. The men in question have maintained their innocence. If convicted, they could face 2-12 years behind bars. “This is one of those appalling malicious instances that apply to […]

SARATOGA-New York Daily News Details are unfolding in the case of Latino Skidmore College student, Justin Tavarez,   charged with a hate crime for smashing a plate over a white man’s head. The New York Daily News reports: A college student from the Bronx has been charged with a felony hate crime upstate after smashing a […]

A white supremacist who goes by the nickname “Hitler” pleaded guilty Wednesday in the unprovoked beating of a black fisherman in a Baltimore park.

FRIDAY afternoon was sliding at last toward evening, with what promised to be a weekend of memories and laughter ahead. Defarra Gaymon, 48, the charming and dapper chief executive of a credit union 900 miles south in Atlanta, had been back in his boyhood home in New Jersey for only a matter of hours, and […]

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia said Monday they think a serial killer who stabbed five people to death and wounded 10 others in Michigan was responsible for three attacks in northern Virginia, and all of the attacks have almost exclusively targeted black men.

NEWBERRY, S.C. A grand jury has indicted a white South Carolina man on charges he killed his black friend and dragged his body behind a truck.

By Marcus A. Scott A Southhampton, New York, man is being held without bail after beating his girlfriend’s 17-month-old son to death on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation outside of the Riverside area in Long Island, NY. He is being charged with first-degree manslaughter. Pedro Jones pleaded not guilty on Monday afternoon in Southampton Town Justice […]

PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in coastal Florida say a black teenager is accused of attacking a white man for listening to rap music and could be charged with a hate crime. Police took the 14-year-old Palm Bay boy into custody late Monday and charged him with battery. Police spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez says the teen […]