Hate Crime

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Jeff Katz
March 05, 2020 - 12:29 pm
A Mississippi man has been arrested after allegedly orchestrating a hate crime hoax. The next Jussie Smollett? Read more below!
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From left, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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February 26, 2020 - 2:49 pm
By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, Congress has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law. The bill, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and named after Till, comes 120...
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Jussie Smollett
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Jeff Katz
February 25, 2020 - 4:43 pm
Hate crime hoax artist Jussie Smollett is back in court in Chicago on new charges and pleaded not guilty. Read more below!
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Jeff Katz
February 12, 2020 - 10:49 am
Jussie Smollett is now facing potential jail time for his hate crime hoax in January 2019. Read more below.
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Jersey City's mayor Steven Fulop, center right, talks with first responders at the scene of a shooting in Jersey City, N.J., Dec. 11, 2019. Fulop says gunmen targeted a kosher market during a shooting that killed multiple people. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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December 11, 2019 - 3:14 pm
By DAVID PORTER and JIM MUSTIAN, Associated Press JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said at a news conference with other officials Wednesday that the two Jersey City attackers are prime suspects in the death of a man whose body had been found in a car trunk nearby...
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Jeff Katz
October 03, 2019 - 2:40 pm
In the aftermath of a fake hate crime in which 12-year-old Amari Allen claimed three white male classmates cut her dreadlocks, The Daily Caller 's Luke Rosiak says the reporter that first broke the story has a few ethical issues. In his piece, Rosiak found that Mikea Turner, a reporter for...
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Jeff Katz
September 16, 2019 - 10:51 am
Move over, Jussie, you've got some competition. You can't make this stuff up. Well, actually it appears you can. A former NFL player is being charged for perpetrating a phony hate crime in order to file a false insurance claim and blame Trump supporters, WSB-TV Atlanta reports. Officers in Gwinnett...
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Jeff Katz
September 04, 2019 - 2:41 pm
The legal team of Jussie Smollett is attempting to release him from his obligation to reimburse the city of Chicago for the cost of investigating his hoax hate crime by blaming policing for investigating in the first place. According to the Chicago Sun-Times , Smollett attorney William J. Quinlan...
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June 17, 2019 - 3:29 pm
By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — The sole gunman in a Southern California synagogue shooting in which a woman was killed told an investigator he adopted his hatred of Judaism 18 months before the fatal attack, according to a federal search warrant. John T. Earnest, 19, also told a...
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June 01, 2019 - 10:12 am
By MICHAEL TARM AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's top prosecutor again shifted her explanation for why she recused herself from an investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim that he'd been the target of a hate crime, saying she stepped aside because of false rumors she was related to...
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