All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘hate crime’

Nikki Haley ‘Hate Speech’ Statement Supported by New Dylann Roof Website Discovery?

Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina, has called for Dylann Roof to be given the death penalty. The 21-year-old Roof allegedly shot and killed nine people in Emanuel AME Church in Charleston last week, throwing fuel on already heated nationwide discussions about race. “This is an absolute hate crime,” Governor Nikki Haley said on the Today show. “And when I’ve …

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Nikki Haley: Charleston Gunman Dylan Roof Deserves Death Penalty

Nikki Haley, the governor of South Carolina, believes the Charleston church shooting that left nine people dead was a hate crime. As a result, she also believes the shooter, 21-year-old Dylan Roof, deserves the death penalty. “This is an absolute hate crime,” Governor Nikki Haley, a Republican, said in an interview Friday with the Today show. “And when I’ve been …

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Man Killed With Hammer Near Ferguson; Was This A Hate Crime?

Just 20 miles away from Ferguson where protests and riots started after the tragic police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, a small group of people gathered in St. Louis to protest the most recent hate crime that shook the town. 32-year-old Zemir Begic, an immigrant from war-torn Bosnia was allegedly killed last Sunday by a group of hammer-wielding teenagers. According …

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Jewish Center Shooting Suspect: Hate Crime Or Random

A shooting at a Jewish Community Center and retirement community in Overland Park, Kansas claimed the lives of 3 people Sunday. A 14-year-old Eagle Scout and his beloved grandfather were shot in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center, and a woman was shot in at the Village Shalom retirement community. Police say that the shooter fired at 2 …

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Supermax Prisons: Created in Response to Aryan Murders

Slate crime correspondent Justin Peters wrote a story last week that explored the origins of the Super-maximum-security prison. In 1983, the Marion Penitentiary in Illinois was the toughest prison in the federal system. In Marion’s maximum-security complex, the most dangerous and violent federal inmates were held; the worst had to live in the “control unit,” which Peters equated with being …

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Larry Flynt on Shooter: “I Don’t Want to Kill Him”

While some people would want nothing more than to see the person who made an attempt on their life die, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt feels quite differently. Flynt has spoken out about the pending death of the man who shot and paralyzed him from the waist down in 1978. Flynt wrote about the assassination attempt and his shooter’s upcoming lethal …

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Star Attends Islan Nettles Vigil, Raises Awareness

Earlier this month, Islan Nettles, a transgender woman, was attacked and killed in Harlem. The NYPD has reportedly said that Nettles was with her friends when one or more people attacked her while using anti-gay and anti-transgender slurs. She was taken to the hospital, but on August 22nd, was taken off life support. One person has been arrested. “It is …

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Amish Beard-Cutting Trial Begins Today

The trial of Sam Mullet Sr. and his followers begins today in Cleveland. Mullet and 15 of his entourage are standing trial for hate-crimes against fellow Amish after a series of bizarre attacks in which they clipped the beards and hair of their victims. In addition to hate crimes, the defendants are on trial for conspiracy, kidnapping, and obstruction of …

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Jon Lovitz Uses Twitter To Expose Bullies For Hate Crime

Comedian and actor Jon Lovitz doesn’t take kindly to bullies, especially when they target someone he knows…and when the bullying becomes a hate crime, he fights back in a brilliant way: with Twitter. When someone drew swastikas, wrote the word “JEW”, and left dog feces on the front lawn of his daughter’s friend’s house–whose parents are Holocaust survivors– he tweeted …

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Tulsa Shooting May Be Racially Motivated But It is Not a Black and White Issue

Jake England and Alvin Watts allegedly shot five people in Northern Tulsa in retaliation against the predominately black community. But are some government officials like Jack Henderson jumping the gun by saying that the incident was a hate crime before all the evidence is in front of them? According to NPR, members of the community are suggesting the shootings were …

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Anti-LGBT Violence Sends 3 To Hospital In D.C.

Three separate incidents of LGBT-related violence in a period of just 24 hours has the gay community and their supporters in outrage. On March 11, a gay man was shot in a Columbia Heights IHOP after an altercation with a group of people seated near him. According to a police report, says the Washington Blade, the victim was berated by …

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