How US politics react the case of Smollett

Politics 02/21/19, 18:35

Democratic politicians and celebrities called it a shocking instance of Trump-era racism and hate. Republicans now depict it as yet another example of liberals and mainstream media rushing to judgment while disparaging the president's supporters as bigots. The case of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett encapsulates the polarized state of political discourse ...

19 ‘hate crimes’ in Trump era that were hoaxes or different than media suggested

Opinion 02/19/19, 20:57

Liberal actor Jussie Smollett is accused of staging a racist and anti-gay attack on himself, which Smollett blamed on supporters of President Donald Trump. Smollett’s alleged fake “hate crime” appears to be the latest instance of liberals manufacturing hate crimes for attention in the Trump era. The Daily Caller News Foundation compiled below some of the most ...

Update: Police says men arrested in Smollett case are black

Entertainment 02/15/19, 15:07

The Latest on the attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett (all times local): 2:05 p.m. A Chicago police spokesman confirms that the two suspects arrested in the reported hate crime involving black actor Jussie Smollett are black. Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi also says the suspects were arrested on suspicion of assault and battery. ...

Update: Synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty

U.S. 02/11/19, 09:40

The Latest on the arraignment for the suspected Pittsburgh synagogue shooter (all times local):9:40 a.m.A truck driver accused of killing 11 people and wounding seven during an attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue has pleaded not guilty.Forty-six-year-old Robert Bowers was in federal court Monday and pleaded not guilty to a new ...

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect due in federal court

U.S. 02/11/19, 01:04

A truck driver accused of killing 11 people and wounding seven during an attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue in October is expected in court to be arraigned on additional charges.The hearing Monday morning in federal court for 46-year-old Robert Bowers is expected to be short.He will be given formal notice ...

‘Empire’ cast member alleges homophobic attack in Chicago

Entertainment 01/29/19, 14:52

Chicago police have opened a hate crime investigation after a man the department identified as a 36-year-old cast member of the television show "Empire" alleged he was physically attacked by men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs.Police wouldn't release the actor's name, but a statement from the Fox studio and ...

Hate crimes charged in Pittsburgh synagogue massacre case

U.S. 01/29/19, 14:45

A man accused of opening fire at a Pittsburgh synagogue in October, killing 11 people and wounding seven others, now faces additional counts that include allegations of hate crimes.A federal grand jury Tuesday added 19 charges to the 44 counts previously levied against Robert Bowers of Baldwin, Pennsylvania.Thirteen of the ...

Czech lawmakers adopt common definition of anti-Semitism

Europe 01/25/19, 05:48

The Czech Parliament's lower house has adopted a resolution that recognizes a common international definition of anti-Semitism.Although the definition by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance is not binding, lower house speaker Radek Vondracek says it could help authorities deal with hate crimes.The 2016 definition says anti-Semitism is "a certain perception ...

Mormon church says it’s not opposed to hate-crime bill

U.S. 01/24/19, 16:35

The Mormon church said Thursday it doesn't oppose hate-crimes legislation in Utah that includes protections for LGBT people, an announcement that could break a longtime legislative logjam on the issue.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' sought to clarify that it has not been actively been blocking hate crimes ...

Prosecutors meet with Florida teens over possible hate crime

U.S. 01/24/19, 15:43

Prosecutors began taking sworn statements Thursday from a group of black Florida teenagers as they weigh possible hate crime charges against an armed white man who confronted the young people with apparent racial hostility during a housing inequality protest on Martin Luther King Day.Several of the teenagers met for more ...

2 men expected to plead guilty in Minnesota mosque bombing

U.S. 01/24/19, 00:51

Two of three militia members accused of bombing a Minnesota mosque and attempting to bomb an Illinois women's clinic are expected to enter guilty pleas.Twenty-nine-year-old Michael McWhorter and 23-year-old Joe Morris are scheduled to appear Thursday in U.S. District Court in Minnesota for a change of plea hearing. This typically ...

White supremacist pleads guilty to NYC sword killing

U.S. 01/23/19, 11:51

A white supremacist pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing a black man with a sword as part of an attack that authorities said was intended to incite a race war in the United States.James Jackson admitted to fatally stabbing 66-year-old Timothy Caughman in March 2017 after stalking a number of black ...

Prosecutor: Duo attacked wrong car in deadly drive-by

U.S. 01/07/19, 17:21

Two men suspected in a drive-by shooting that killed a 7-year-old black Houston girl and that was initially investigated as a possible hate crime mistakenly thought they were attacking people whom they had fought with at a club hours earlier, a prosecutor said Monday.One of the men, Eric Black Jr., ...

Update: Suspect in Texas girl’s death to be in court

U.S. 01/07/19, 10:09

The Latest on the arrest of a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl in Houston (all times local):9 a.m.A man arrested in connection to a drive-by shooting that killed a 7-year-old girl is scheduled to make his first court appearance in Houston.Prosecutors have charged 20-year-old Eric Black ...

Update: Holcomb says he’ll push hard for hate crimes law

Business 01/03/19, 15:07

The Latest on the first day of Indiana's 2019 legislative session (all times local):3 p.m.Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb says he'll be very involved in pushing legislators to adopt a hate crimes law for the state.The Republican governor told reporters just before state lawmakers gathered Thursday to start their 2019 session ...

Indiana lawmakers facing tight budget, hate crimes debate

Sports 01/02/19, 14:36

Indiana lawmakers could struggle to give more than minimal funding increases to public schools in the new state budget that will emerge from this year's legislative session.Members of the General Assembly will return Thursday to the Statehouse in Indianapolis for a session expected to last until late April.Republicans are entering ...

Utah hate crime law under scrutiny after tire shop beating

U.S. 12/05/18, 21:18

The recent beating of a young man and his father at their Salt Lake City tire shop by an attacker who told police he targeted them because they were Mexican is renewing criticism of the state's hate crime law, which one prosecutor is calling unusable.Rather than protecting specific groups, the ...

Plea hearing set for man accused of killing Muslim teen

U.S. 11/28/18, 04:44

A northern Virginia man accused of raping and killing a Muslim teenager is scheduled to enter a plea deal.A change-of-plea hearing has been set for Wednesday morning in Fairfax for Darwin Martinez-Torres of Sterling. He is charged with capital murder in the 2017 slaying of 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen, who was ...

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