Louisiana House Bill 953, or the ‘Blue Lives Matter Bill,” extends provisions under the current hate crime law, covering police officers, EMS workers and first responders.
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Pastor Jordan Brown, founder of the Church of Open Doors in Austin, said in a statement that the grocery chain “did nothing wrong. I was wrong to pursue this matter and use the media to perpetuate this story.”
Ariel Agudio, Alexis Briggs and Asha Burwell were each indicted on a charge of third-degree assault and multiple counts of falsely reporting an incident.
An openly gay preacher in Austin, Tex. ordered a cake from Whole Foods, but upon returning to his car, was shocked to see what was written on the dessert.
“We’ve heard your concerns about last week’s video. We made a mistake, and want to get better at earning the trust of our black audience,” posted the media company.
Dylann Roof has been charged with 33 federal hate crime and firearms charges for the shooting. The case is expected to go to trial July 11.
The attack happened two days before Valentine’s Day in Riverdale, Georgia. Marquez Tolbert, slept over at the apartment of Anthony Gooden’s family. The couple was later violently awoken by Martin Blackwell, the boyfriend of Gooden’s mother, who allegedly poured scalding water on them as they slept, the report says.
An Iowa man is facing hate crime charges after he was arrested on Sunday for fighting with a Black man. Andy Benavidez of Iowa City was wearing a surgical mask when police discovered him fighting the other man, and told police he wore the mask because he was “allergic to Black people,” local outlet KGAN reports. […]
A Bay Area state worker has been charged with a hate crime after she threw coffee on a Muslim man during a prayer service.