California Hate Crime Watch:
The white supremacist march in Charlottesville, and its explosive aftermath, have focused the nation’s attention on the far right and its ideology of intolerance. Across the country, hate crimes are on the rise — and California is no exception.
Published by CAIR
In a recent incident, a man allegedly yelled anti-Muslim epithets while defacing a Buddha statue in L.A.’s Palms neighborhood.
Published by The OC Register
On the day the Department of Justice released its latest hate crime numbers, the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), on Friday, July 7, received a threatening, obscenity-laden email with the subject line “Muslim sewer rats,” executive director Hussam Ayloush said
Published by Fox 8
Two Islamic centers in Northern California were victims of possible hate crimes during the last days of Ramadan, law enforcement officials said.
Published by CBS News
Police were investigating a possible hate crime at the Brentwood home of LeBron James after a racial slur was spray-painted on a gate outside of his house,
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CLEARLAKE, Calif. (AP) — A white man in California was charged Tuesday with a hate crime for stabbing a black man with a machete after yelling racial slurs, the district attorney’s office said.
Published by FOX 5 San Diego
SAN DIEGO — A 24-year-old man was behind bars Monday on suspicion of carrying out an unprovoked, racially-motivated attack in a Logan Heights alley in which the victim was beaten, kicked and repeatedly struck with a bamboo stalk.
Published by the New York Times
Two men were sentenced on Thursday to three years in prison for attacking a Sikh man in California last year, repeatedly punching him through his car window and cutting off his hair.
Published by The Fresno Bee
Police have not ruled out a hate crime in the early-morning slaying of a transgender woman who was shot multiple times in Fresno, Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Wednesday, adding that he has directed detectives to solve the case “very quickly.”
Published by the Peninsula Press
“The problem is many victims don’t report. And sometimes when they do, the crimes are not adequately analyzed to be properly recorded by law enforcement,” Levin said. “A lot of police aren’t as well-trained as we would like.”
Published by the L.A. Times
A northern California man was arrested Friday after authorities say he launched firebomb attacks on police and two black neighbors
Published by NBC 4 Los Angeles
Robert McDougal, 21, was arrested in March after carving a swastika onto the hood of a campus safety vehicle, said Doug Bennett, OCC’s executive director of college advancement.
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Lauren Kirk-Coehlo pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony vandalism and hate crime enhancements for vandalizing the Davis Islamic Center in January.
Published by The Press Enterprise
A Riverside man accused of trying to torch his neighbor’s pickup truck was charged Tuesday, March 28, with attempted arson and a hate-crime allegation.
Published by the Press Telegram
Swastika graffiti, bomb threats at a local Jewish center and a possibly racially motivated assault contributed to a spike in suspected hate crimes reported in Long Beach to begin the year.
Published by Patch.com
DAVIS, CA — Windows were shattered, bicycles were damaged and strips of pork were left at a local mosque over the weekend, leading police to investigate what may be a hate crime.