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, 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.
- Thursday, February 18, 2016Bill Brennan, Knott's new attorney, claims she's "learned a lot in the 18 months."
- Saturday, February 13, 2016A proposal to add protections for gay and transgender people to the Utah's hate crime law cleared its first test Thursday.
- Thursday, February 4, 2016The pamphlets claim homosexuals have the "longest child abuse record in history" and committed "almost the whole Holocaust."
- Sunday, January 17, 2016Ohio is among 14 states that lack a hate-crime law that covers both sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Sunday, January 17, 2016A documented member of the Latin Kings street gang allegedly used a hammer to beat to death a transgender teen who once considered him a boyfriend.
- Sunday, January 17, 2016A judge has sentenced a man to 20 days in jail after he was convicted of "ethnic menacing" for harassing a gay man at a central Ohio health club.
- Saturday, January 9, 2016He's just been convicted of a hate crime.