Much of the hateful rhetoric is aimed towards people of Polish descent and those who are Muslim. However, there are reports of abuse aimed toward other minority groups as well.
Tag: Hate crimes
Iowa City Police are investigating the attack of a University of Iowa student as a hate crime. The victim’s family said the attack was unprovoked.
After news spread that Prince passed away, many celebrities paid homage to the legendary singer through special tributes. On Broadway, Jennifer Hudson and the cast of The Color Purple paid their respects through song by performing a rendition of Prince’s hit “Purple Rain.”
The exhibition, dubbed “Taking the Stage,” will include the cover from his 1964 album “I Started Out as a Child” and an “I, Spy” comic book.
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 federal judge orders four white men convicted in a hate crime killing to pay restitution to the victim’s family. The court hopes that the $840,000 will bring closure and begin the healing process.
A jury rules that three San Jose State University students are not guilty of a hate crime. The prosecutor may seek a retrial.
Senior U.S. District Judge Hayden Head of the Southern District of Texas, condemned the men for the brutal attack, saying they “abandoned their humanity to the viciousness of animals.”
Mercutio Southall, a Black protester who was violently ousted from a Donald Trump rally last month, is seeking the possibilities of bringing hate crime charges forth. Who those charges will go against hasn’t been specified but Southall seems close to calling for a deeper investigation. The Daily Beast writes: Mercutio Southall, who was violently kicked […]