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The Mother Of The El Paso Shooting Suspect Called Police Worried About His Gun Before The Attack

She was alarmed by his purchase of an AK-47–style rifle, the family's attorneys said.

The Chapel Hill Shooter Pleaded Guilty To Killing Three Muslim American Students In 2015

Craig Hicks was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murders of Deah Barakat; his wife, Yusor Abu-Salha; and her 19-year-old sister Razan Abu-Salha.

Three Fires At Jewish Centers In Massachusetts Were Intentionally Set, Authorities Say

"Somebody out there wants to hurt us. Just because we exist. And that is frightening," a rabbi's wife said.

A Veteran Intentionally Crashed Into A Crowd Of People Because He Believed They Were Muslims, Police Say

"New evidence shows that the defendant intentionally targeted the victims based on their race and his belief that they were of the Muslim faith," police said.

Police Are Investigating After A Transgender Woman In Texas Was Brutally Beaten In Full Daylight

Muhlaysia Booker’s attack is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

This Guy Was Filmed Assaulting A Man After Asking If He Was Gay

"Are you gay, though?" the man asked, before punching the victim in Salt Lake City early Sunday.

Chicago Police Said Jussie Smollett Initially Didn't Want To Report That He Was Assaulted

A report released by the Chicago Police Department said the Empire actor ultimately "believed it to be in the best interest" to report the incident.

Chicago Police Are Investigating A Possible Hate Crime Attack On "Empire" Star Jussie Smollett

The actor said two people yelled anti-gay and racist slurs, beat him, poured a chemical substance on him, and wrapped a rope around his neck. Police are searching for evidence.

A Man Who Allegedly Groped And Punched A Lesbian Couple At A Seattle Seahawks Game Has Been Charged With A Hate Crime

The man also allegedly called the women slurs and asked them if they "want some dick."

A Man Who Said He Wanted To "Kill All Of The Jews" Was Convicted Of A Hate Crime

Izmir Koch attacked a man outside of a restaurant, punching and kicking him after asking if he was Jewish, authorities said.

A Mexican American Father And His Son Were Allegedly Attacked At Their Tire Shop By A Man Shouting "I Hate Mexicans"

The suspect will face charges of aggravated assault but won't face a hate crime charge because Utah law doesn't allow it, prosecutors said.

These British Muslims Say Defining Islamophobia Will Help Defeat It

MPs have defined Islamophobia for the first time, and British Muslims say that knowing exactly what it is will help tackle it — but the government says it doesn't need a definition.

The Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting Two Black People At A Kentucky Grocery Store Was Charged With Hate Crimes

"Don’t shoot me. I won’t shoot you. Whites don’t shoot whites," the man allegedly said as he fled the grocery store.

“I Will Kill You”: A 10-Year-Old Muslim Girl Found Racist And Threatening Letters In Her Elementary School Cubby

Police in Framingham, Massachusetts, are investigating a possible hate crime after a fifth-grader found two threatening letters in her cubby at her elementary school.

The Kentucky Supermarket Shooting That Left Two Black People Dead Is Being Investigated As A Hate Crime

“The murders are not being taken lightly by the United States government.”

The Government Has Announced A Full Review Of All Hate Crime Laws

The Ministry of Justice had previously said it already had “robust legislation in place that can be used to protect women from a range of crimes”.

A Man Who Attacked A Priest Reportedly Said “This Is For The Little Kids”

Police in Merrillville, Indiana, believe the attack was a hate crime.

The Man Accused Of Killing His Gay Classmate Was Sexually 'Confused,' Attorney Says

Samuel Woodward, 21, is accused of killing 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein because he was gay.

A Kansas Man Who Yelled "Get Out Of My Country" Before Killing An Indian Immigrant Will Get Life In Prison

Adam Purinton pleaded guilty earlier this year, admitting in open court that he targeted the victims because of their race, skin color, and national origin.

A Woman Had Racist Abuse Graffitied On Her House After A Family Barbecue. Police Are Treating It As A Hate Crime.

"I’m still terrified right now, because it’s like what can happen next, what will they do next?" Mimi, whose house in Greater Manchester was targeted on Saturday, told BuzzFeed News.

The Killing Of A Gay California Teen By His Former Classmate Was A Hate Crime, Authorities Say

Investigators found "graphic, chilling" images and messages on the suspect's phone and computer.

A Nazi Flag Was Found Flying In A Park Where An American Flag Had Been

Police said they are investigating the incident "because it is so upsetting at a community level."

A Woman With Autism Allegedly Endured Months Of The Most Horrific Abuse Imaginable — From Her Own Family

A 22-year-old woman with autism was allegedly abused and tortured at the hands of five of her relatives in Louisiana, according to a grand jury indictment.

Two Cops Were Fired After Allegedly Beating A Man And Calling Him A "Fake American"

The two New Orleans officers were arrested and charged for the alleged beating that required the victim to be hospitalized with severe injuries.

Here's What The Government Says It Will Do To Improve LGBT People's Lives

"The £4.5 million budget is derisory and insulting," said Peter Tatchell as the government unveiled its promises to LGBT people.

A Man In A MAGA Hat Who Allegedly Pushed An Immigrant On The Subway Tracks Was Charged With A Hate Crime

“Willie Ames is charged with selectively ambushing two young men on their way home from work for no other reason than their perceived nationality," the Manhattan district attorney said.

A Man Was Charged With A Hate Crime After Allegedly Attacking Two Muslim Teenage Girls And Their Dad

According to the indictment, Beckham shouted "Allahu Akbar!” and “Go back to your country!” after seeing two teenage girls who were wearing headscarves, or hijabs.

Why We Need To Remember Stockton, California’s Filipino American Legacy

When the Little Manila Center in Stockton, California, was vandalized with what its community considered hate speech, it was a vivid reminder Filipinos are not exempt from the same hate that plagued the city a century ago.

Three Package Explosions In 10 Days Killed Two People In Austin, Prompting Fear And Warnings

The total reward for information leading to an arrest in the package explosions is now at $65,000.

Investigators Are Trying To Determine If The Suspect In The Killing Of A Gay College Student Is Linked To White Supremacist Groups

Officials in Southern California are looking into whether the brutal killing of 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein was a hate crime.

This Man Had His Leg Broken In Four Places Because He Is Gay

Chris Ver-Haest suffered a brutal attack in London in July. As the trial of his attacker concludes, Ver-Haest tells BuzzFeed News how this hate crime has devastated his life.

A Man Attacked A Colombian Family With A Baseball Bat And Accused Them Of Being "ISIS"

Police are investigating it as a "racially motivated" incident.

After 30 Years, Scott Johnson's Death Has Been Ruled A Gay Hate Crime

A third inquest into the 1988 death, initially ruled a suicide, has found Johnson was the victim of a gay hate crime.

Gay Men Answer Bullying Questions

Everything we experience when growing up affects us in one way or another.

This Muslim Dad Is Struggling To Explain To His Kids Why A Pig's Head Was Thrown Into Their Home

"They're both asking questions. How do you explain that to a 6-year-old? What do you say to them? I told them they're just mindless people that have done that."

White Ivy League Student Arrested, Fraternity Chapter Closed After Racially Charged Attack

A white student affiliated with the Psi Upsilon fraternity was arrested after allegedly beating a black student. Police are investigating "any racially biased motivation" in the attack.

There's Been A Huge Rise In Hate Crimes Against LGBT People, A New Report Says

The figures were released as Stonewall launches its biggest campaign in years.

Online Abuse Will Now Be Taken As Seriously As Face-To-Face Hate Crimes, Says CPS

"This will change the way people view online abuse," Newham councillor Seyi Akiwowo, who was targeted by racist trolls, told BuzzFeed News.

There Was A Big Increase In Hate Crime After Each Terror Attack This Year

The National Police Chiefs' Council said there was a 50% increase after the Manchester Arena attack in May.

The NAACP Has Issued Its First Travel Warning For A US State— Missouri

"Individuals traveling in the state are advised to travel with extreme CAUTION," the civil rights group said. "Race, gender, and color based crimes have a long history in Missouri."

A Man Who Died After A Fight Might Have Been Targeted Because Of His Sexual Orientation

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.

An Undocumented Immigrant Allegedly Beat And Killed A Muslim Teenager Because Of Road Rage

A man has been charged with murder after police found the body of 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen, who was attacked with a baseball bat and murdered after leaving a mosque this weekend.

A Man Who Allegedly Shot Two Indian Engineers In Kansas Is Charged With A Hate Crime

Adam Purinton allegedly asked two Indian men if their "status was legal" before opening fire. One man died, while two others were injured.

LeBron James After His House Was Tagged With A Racial Slur: "Being Black In America Is Tough"

The Cavaliers star said he was saddened to be addressing racial issues on the eve of a great sporting event like the NBA Finals.

A Noose Was Found On A Tree Outside A Smithsonian Museum In Washington, DC

The secretary of the Smithsonian Institution called the incident "deeply disturbing."

Here's What We Know About The Suspect In The Portland Train Stabbing Attack

Jeremy Joseph Christian is a known white supremacist who attended a right wing "March for Free Speech" in April.

Here's What We Know About Sean Urbanski, The Alleged Killer In The University Of Maryland Stabbing

University of Maryland Police have charged 22-year-old Sean Urbanski with murder. The FBI is investigating whether the stabbing was a hate crime.

There Was A Huge Increase In Anti-Muslim Incidents As The US Election Heated Up

A new report from the Council on American-Islamic Relations covers a three-year period and tracks a host of anti-Muslim incidents, from attacks on mosques and the bullying of Muslim students to incidents of hate crimes and alleged discrimination by federal agencies.

This Person Will Serve 28 Years In Prison For Kicking A Man To Death Because He Was Gay

Kelly Schneider, 23, was charged with a federal hate crime after he lured Steven Nelson to an open field and assaulted him. Nelson died soon after.

A Muslim Woman Says A Man "Beat Her Like An Animal" After Taking Off Her Hijab

The woman says the man took off her head scarf and stomped on her head repeatedly.

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