Hate Crimes

New York News: Queens Resident, Ray Lazier Lengend Sentenced to More than 18 Years’ Imprisonment for Hate Crimes Targeting Arabs, Muslims and Hindus

Defendant Firebombed Mosque and a Hindu Temple Brooklyn, N.Y. – Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Ray Lazier Lengend was sentenced by United States District Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall to 18 years and 10 months in prison, to be followed by three years’ supervised release, for perpetrating hate crimes in Queens, New York. Lengend … Continue reading New York News: Queens Resident, Ray Lazier Lengend Sentenced to More than 18 Years’ Imprisonment for Hate Crimes Targeting Arabs, Muslims and Hindus

LOS ANGELES | NBC’s ‘Law & Order’ franchise adding new hate-crimes drama

LOS ANGELES— NBC’s “Law & Order” franchise is adding what the network calls a “relevant” new series about hate crimes. The network said Tuesday that it’s ordered 13 episodes of “Law & Order: Hate Crimes.” The drama from “Law & Order” creator Dick Wolf is based on New York state’s Hate Crimes Task Force. The … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | NBC’s ‘Law & Order’ franchise adding new hate-crimes drama

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia | Man pleads not guilty to hate crimes in attack on protesters

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.  — A man pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges Thursday in a deadly car attack on a crowd of protesters opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr. entered the plea during his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville after being charged last week with 30 federal … Continue reading CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia | Man pleads not guilty to hate crimes in attack on protesters

NAACP Statement: NAACP Sees Continued Rise in Hate Crimes, Legacy of Trump’s Racism

BALTIMORE, MD – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the following statement on June 29, 2018, regarding a new study showing a rise in hate crimes last year. According to new data “hate crimes hate crime totals for the 10 largest cities rose for … Continue reading NAACP Statement: NAACP Sees Continued Rise in Hate Crimes, Legacy of Trump’s Racism

Virginia News: Ohio Man, James Alex Fields Jr Charged with Federal Hate Crimes Related to August 2017 Rally in Charlottesville

James Alex Fields Jr. Indicted on 30 Counts Including Hate Crime Resulting in the Death of Heather Heyer Charlottesville, VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury sitting in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Charlottesville today charged an Ohio man with federal hate crimes, including a hate crime act that resulted … Continue reading Virginia News: Ohio Man, James Alex Fields Jr Charged with Federal Hate Crimes Related to August 2017 Rally in Charlottesville