In both crime and law, hate crimes (also known as bias-motivated crimes) occur when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her perceived membership in a certain social group. Examples of such groups include but are not limited to: race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
- Sunday, April 3, 2016Los Angeles County district attorney's office charged Shehada Issa, 69, on Friday with murder as a hate crime in the son's death.
- Saturday, April 2, 2016James Dixon is charged with manslaughter and assault in the Aug. 17, 2013 death of 21-year-old Islan Nettles.
- Saturday, March 26, 2016Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced the indictment of 48-year-old Martin Blackwell on Friday.
- Thursday, March 17, 2016"Why would you do this?"
- Friday, March 11, 2016Her lawyer painted her as a passionate LGBTQ advocate who'd gone too far.
- Friday, March 11, 2016Dallas’s Oak Lawn LGBTQ community has been terrorized by a string of vicious hate crimes for over six months. No one has been arrested for any of the attacks.
- Tuesday, March 8, 2016He sees it as protecting "society from this invasion -- and it is an invasion."
- Sunday, March 6, 2016Jurors will begin deliberations Tuesday in the case against Elliot Morales, who is charged with murder as a hate crime and weapons possession in the shooting death of Mark Carson on May 18, 2013.
- Sunday, February 21, 2016A Mormon Utah senator working to pass a hate crimes bill protecting LGBT people criticized his church for thwarting the measure by urging legislators not to upset a balance between religious and LGBT rights.
- Sunday, February 21, 2016Ramiro Serrata Jr. and Jimmy Garza were sentenced Feb. 17 in Corpus Christi for the March 2012 torture of a gay African-American man.