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Hate Crimes

Hate Crimes

The FBI's annual report on hate crimes shows that anti-Muslim attacks jumped 19%, the biggest rise in the religion category, but analysts say this can't necessarily be tied to Trump's anti-Islam rhetoric.

Indiana is one of five states without hate crime laws. A brutal attack and the frightening aftermath shows how the absence of this legislation leaves victims feeling abandoned.

The Philadelphia bill, introduced weeks after BuzzFeed News reported on a local police controversy, would prevent public employees from displaying racist symbols on the job.

College campuses haven’t been immune to a surge of hate speech and violence over the past year. BuzzFeed News found 154 incidents at more than 120 campuses nationwide.

What beliefs disqualify someone from working as a cop? A Philadelphia officer with a tattoo strikingly similar to a Nazi symbol shows how free speech is being put to the test in police departments.

When Balbir Singh Sodhi was killed in a hate crime days after 9/11, his family didn’t lose faith in the United States. They didn’t expect the violence to only get worse.

An eruption of racist violence in Charlottesville has people wondering how things got so out of control.

The first time these 16 students experienced racism? When they were bullied by classmates inspired by Donald Trump's words. “Everybody in the school was super nice — until President Trump won.”

BuzzFeed News has verified 27 more incidents of white students using Trump’s words and slogans to bully classmates, bringing the total to 81. Will the bullying resume when kids go back to school?

Police are investigating whether a 35-year-old man who died after a fight this week was targeted in a possible hate crime because of his sexual orientation.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department's hate crime detectives are investigating.

Hours after Trump’s travel ban took effect, someone burned down a small-town Texas mosque. Since then, the mosque has drawn $1 million in donations and countless rosy headlines — so why are its members still terrified?

BuzzFeed News reviewed more than 50 reports of school bullying since the election and found that kids nationwide are using Trump’s words to taunt their classmates. If the president can say those things, why can’t they?

"You call it terrorism, I call it patriotism," said Jeremy Christian, who is accused of killing two men who tried to stop him from shouting abuse at a Muslim teenager and her friend.

Ricky Best, 53, and Taliesin Namkai-Meche, 23, were killed when they tried to stop a man hurling abuse at two women of Muslim appearance, police said. Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, was injured but expected to survive.

Two men died and another was injured Friday on a light-rail train when they tried to intervene as a man yelled "hate speech or biased language" toward two young women, one of whom was wearing a hijab, police said.

Michael Kadar, 18, was arrested last month in Israeli in connection with a rash of recent bomb threats worldwide, included many to Jewish centers and organizations.

The man behind the internet's most popular neo-Nazi website, the Daily Stormer, is being sued for waging a harassment campaign against a Jewish woman in Montana. Legal experts believe he'll have a hard time defending his actions.

A woman in Montana who became the target of a self-proclaimed Nazi blogger is suing him after receiving scores of threats directed at her and her family.

Kelvin Porter, 46, also told police he “tried to stab the Somalian in the neck.”

Local leaders condemned the incident, which took place at the Islamic Center of Fort Collins early Sunday morning.

Oregon's constitution banned black residents until 1926. A century later, swastikas and other racist vandalism are on the rise statewide, but police are struggling with a surprisingly complicated question: What makes a hate crime?

James Jackson, a 28-year-old Army veteran from Baltimore, was charged with murder after allegedly stabbing a black man to death in Manhattan.

“There is no indication this was a hate crime,” a spokesperson for the Tucson Police Department told local news.

The suspect reportedly told investigators he was “doing his part for America” by burning down the store, which is owned by Indian-Americans.

As police investigate the killing of an Indian businessman, they're navigating the legally complicated and politically fraught waters of what makes a crime a hate crime. "We don't know that it's not, we don't know that it is."

Phoned-in or emailed threats have been received at Jewish organizations in at least nine states and Washington, DC.

Adam Purinton, who is charged with murder and attempted murder, is also under investigation for possible hate crime charges after killing one and wounding two others at bar.

The man sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Local police in Washington have reached out to the FBI as they investigate the case.

The federal investigation into the latest wave of bomb threats targeting Jewish centers and schools around the country is believed to have been a coordinated attack.

The FBI is exploring multiple angles, BuzzFeed News has learned, including the possibility that an online troll is involved in the latest wave of bomb threats to Jewish centers and schools this week.

"The short answer is we haven’t seen anything like this in the past.”

A bartender at an Applebee's restaurant in Missouri placed the call that led police to the suspect in a triple shooting at a Kansas bar.

“The level of threats and incidents is astounding, and must not stand," Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt said.

After a 51-year-old white man fired shots at two Indian men, killing one, 24-year-old Ian Grillot fought back. Hear him describe the harrowing incident from his hospital bed.

Have you been the victim of a hate crime? Have you seen others attacked for their race, ethnicity, gender, religion, trans status, disability, or sexual orientation? Tell us about it.

A group has been fighting for more than a year for a mosque in Bayonne, New Jersey. After nearly five hours at a meeting on Monday night, no decision was reached.

Police are investigating the alleged note, which contained a hand-drawn, yellow Star of David and the word "Jude."

The vast majority of incidents check out, though two hoaxes raised public doubts.

"This is the normal."

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