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Homophobic in-laws charged with stealing ashes of S.I. woman's dead wife, trying to take custody of her stepdaughter
" A Staten Island widow, reeling from her wife's death, watched helplessly as her homophobic in-laws stole her bride's ashes — and her stepdaughter.
The widow's cruel kin then took their 12-year-old granddaughter and the ash-filled urn to The Evergreens Cemetery in Brooklyn, secretly burying Elina Cataldo's remains on Monday."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 18, 2016.

Texas pastor says he prays those wounded in Orlando massacre die
" Instead of standing with Orlando, a Texas pastor is standing with a California clergyman who said that the massacre's victims were perverts who deserved death.
Sacramento's Roger Jimenez was widely criticized for a sermon in the hours after the attack at Pulse night club last Sunday that killed 49 people, in which he wished death on the LGBT community."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 22, 2016.

California teen faces hate crime charges for gay club paintball shooting at same time as Orlando attack
" A California teenager faces hate crime charges for shooting paintballs at a crowd outside a gay club at exactly the same time as the Orlando massacre.
Branden Staples is accusing of opening fire at Stockton's Paradise nightclub on June 12 around 1:45 a.m. on the West Coast, hitting at least two people."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 25, 2016.

Missouri men threw eggs, shouted racial slurs at black woman waiting for bus
"Jesse Reed and David Ragain, who are white, drove up to the south St. Louis bus stop around 11 p.m. and "began yelling offensive, hateful language motivated by race towards her," said Metropolitan Police Chief Sam Dotson, according to KTVI-TV."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 27, 2016.

Man beats transgender victim after Seattle benefit for Orlando nightclub victims
" Cops in Seattle are looking for a brutish man who beat a transgender person unconscious after a benefit for victims from the Pulse gay nightclub attack.
The attacker confronted Michael Volz after the Capitol Hill fundraiser last week at Neumos where concertgoers raised funds for survivors and loved ones of those killed during the horrific terror attack in Orlando."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 27, 2016.

Homophobic attackers slash, hurl gay slurs at Bronx man; incident follows anti-LGBT attack at Midtown McDonald's
"A Bronx man slashed in the arm by two brutes who hurled gay slurs at him — the second time in less than five years he was knifed in a bias attack."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 13, 2016.

Georgia man sentenced to 40 years for pouring boiling water on sleeping gay couple
" On Feb. 12, Martin Blackwell found his girlfriend's son and a friend sleeping together after the couple worked an overnight shift.
Furious at the same-sex couple, he filled up a pot with boiling water, soaking the two in bed and yelling, "get out of my house with all that gay.""
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 24, 2016.

Jewish brothers attacked by goons uttering 'F--king Jews' after attending Yom Kippur services in Brooklyn
"The victims, ages 23 and 19, were walking home from the Flatbush Park Jewish Center in Mill Basin about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday. They were wearing yarmulkes and prayer shawls, when they came across their assailants on E. 66th St. by Strickland Ave., sources said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 13, 2016.

Gay Bronx man's attacker arrested, but prosecution stalls as victim eludes lawyers; hate crime charges unlikely in case
" A 25-year-old man has been arrested for stabbing a gay man in the Bronx — but the case is on hold because prosecutors are having trouble getting in touch with the victim, police said Tuesday.
Kareem Ruddock, 25, was arrested for felony assault and weapons possession for allegedly attacking Marquis Devereaux near Sunset Blvd. and Neptune Lane in Clason Point, near both of their homes, on July 10."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 19, 2016.

Florida prosecutor suspended for vile Facebook rant blasting Orlando hours after nightclub massacre: 'The entire city should be leveled'
"A loudmouthed Florida prosecutor who once wished a happy Mother's Day to the state's "crack hoes" was again suspended after he crassly criticized the grief-stricken city of Orlando, calling its residents "3rd world miscreants and ghetto thugs" just hours after the deadly nightclub massacre."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 18, 2016.

Authorities arrest Florida man who allegedly made online Pulse threats against LGBT community
"A man linked to social media posts threatening a Pulse-style attack against the LGBT community in South Florida was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol on an unrelated charge.
Craig Jungwirth, 50, was arrested Saturday for violating bond conditions in an unrelated misdemeanor case, according to the FBI."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, September 5, 2016.

Deadliest shooting in American history leaves at least 50 slain at Orlando gay club; gunman pledged allegiance to ISIS, mentioned Boston bombers in 911 call
" A terrorist who pledged allegiance to ISIS sprayed bullets from an automatic weapon, killing 50 people and wounding 53 others at a popular gay club in Orlando early Sunday — the deadliest shooting in U.S. history.
Omar Mateen, an American citizen whose parents were born in Afghanistan, died in a shootout with police following a three-hour standoff at the Pulse nightclub."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 13, 2016.

Texas man who targeted African-American senior for knockout gets six years for hate crime
" A Houston-area man who targeted an African-American senior for a knockout was sentenced on Friday to almost six years in federal prison, officials said.
Conrad Alvin Barrett, 29, punched a 79-year-old man to the ground in Katy, Texas, in November 2013 in a hate crime he carried out with his cellphone camera rolling, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The vicious blow from the white Texan fractured Roy Coleman's jaw in two places, KPRC-TV reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 17, 2015.

Two men who hospitalized gay couple in homophobic beatdown in Philadelphia avoid jail time
" Two men who viciously attacked a gay couple in Philadelphia are getting a slap on the wrist for their homophobic beatdown, critics said.
Philip Williams, 24, Kevin Harrigan, 26, along with a Pennsylvania police chief's daughter, Kathryn Knott, were arrested after a brutal attack on a gay couple in Sept. 2014. The vicious assault on the victims, Zachary Hesse and Andy Haught, in Philadelphia left one victim with a broken face and his jaw wired shut. The two pleaded guilty to assault and conspiracy charges, but denied that it was a hate crime."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 15, 2015.

Anti-gay slurs in assault on mother and daughter on Upper East Side
" A woman and her daughter were assaulted in an Upper East Side eatery after four brutes lobbed a homophobic insult at them, police said.
The victims, 46 and 27, were eating in BarKogi restaurant on Second Ave. between 50th and 51st Sts. at 1:20 a.m. Saturday when the four bigots began throwing paper and cursing at them, police said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 14, 2015.

Holocaust survivors brutally beaten and burglarized in their home in suspected anti-Semitic attack
" Two Holocaust survivors were brutally beaten and robbed in their home in what is believed to have been an anti-Semitic attack.
Diana Blog, 86, and her husband Shmuel, 87, were called "dirty Jews" by two masked men who posed as police officers to get into their Amsterdam home."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 8, 2015.

Shotgun-toting Texan calls for violence against activists to avenge cop's death in racist rant: 'A thug's life don't matter'
"A hate-spewing former prison worker encouraged his fellow Texans to avenge a cop's murder by brutally attacking civil rights activists — and warned that he would shoot the "black bastards" who threaten white people."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 3, 2015.

12-year-old Calif. boy cited for hate crime, battery against black classmate
" A 12-year-old boy in California was cited for a hate crime and battery after he allegedly hit an African-American classmate and claimed he was with the Ku Klux Klan, police said.
Eighth-grade student NuPhaeya Hassen said she was waiting for the school bus when a boy holding sticks approached her. He began shouting that he was with the KKK and held the sticks in the shape of a cross, she said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 3, 2015.

Elderly neo-Nazi, guilty of three Kansas Jewish center killings, gives Nazi salute as he faces death penalty for April 2014 murder spree
" OLATHE, Kan. &mdash The man who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites gave jurors a Nazi salute Monday after they convicted him of murder and other charges for the shootings, which he said would allow him to "die a martyr."
It took the jury of seven men and five women just over two hours to find Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. guilty of one count of capital murder, three counts of attempted murder and assault and weapons charges."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, September 1, 2015.

Neo-Nazi says he had 'good intentions' for Jewish community center killings during start of trial: 'I had good, moral reasons'
" A white supremacist who allegedly gunned down three people at Jewish centers in Kansas last year said he had "good, moral reasons" behind his actions that Passover eve.
Frazier Glenn Miller, who has admitted to the killings at multiple hearings, tried to explain to jurors his motive for the deadly shooting spree on Monday during the first day of testimony in his capital murder trial."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 25, 2015.

She spoke about Jehovah's Witness abuse, and her home was vandalized
"Early this morning, Debbie McDaniel stepped out into her backyard to find her patio, windows, doors and furniture tagged with ominous warnings written in black marker.
McDaniel was just hours away from being the face of a Reveal investigation showing how Jehovah's Witnesses hide sexual abuse from law enforcement agencies and banish those who speak up about it."
www.revealnews.org, July 30, 2015.

Gay couple beaten bloody during Pride celebration in Seattle
"A gay couple was beaten bloody in one of a string of hate-fueled attacks during Pride weekend in Seattle, authorities said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 29, 2015.

Neo–Nazi to plead guilty to Jewish community center killings
"Miller has told the AP and other media outlets that he planned and executed the fatal attacks, and that it was his intent to use the trial as a means to 'put the Jews on trial where they belong'."
Daily News, April 28, 2015.

Confessed N.C. college killer Morgan Stancil says he's a neo–Nazi, hates gays and is a 'murderer'
"Twenty–year–old Morgan Stancil III, who's already confessed in court to killing a North Carolina college employee, proudly says he is a neo–Nazi, a homophobe and a murderer, according to an interview.
Stancil, interviewed by phone from his Florida jail, told WRAL–TV he has no remorse for shooting to death Ron Lane, a print shop worker at Wayne Community College in North Carolina."
Daily News, April 16, 2015.

Four San Francisco police officers investigated for racist, homophobic text messages sent to ex–cop convicted of corruption
"Former Sgt. Ian Furminger frequently referred to black people as 'monkeys' and the n–word while texting his pals about 'white power' and the legality of putting 'an animal down,' the documents show. While the names of who he corresponded with are redacted, four are fellow police officers, identified by a source who identified them to the San Francisco Chronicle as Michael Robison, Noel Schwab, Rain Daughtery and Michael Celis."
Daily News, March 16, 2015.

'Witness 40' for Ferguson grand jury stands by account: 'Am I part of the KKK? No.'
"But McElroy promises the latest major case she witnessed, which happened some 30 miles from her St. Louis home, is the truth, and that investigators just tried to discredit her 'because of my racial slurs.'
McElroy presented the grand jury with copies of her Aug. 9 journal entry about her 'random drive to Florisant (sic)' in her attempt to 'understand the Black race so I can stop calling Blacks N–––––s.'"
Daily News, December 18, 2014.

ISIS militants throw gay man off 3-story building to his death
"'The Islamic court in Wilayat al-Furat decided that a man who has practiced sodomy must be thrown off the highest point in the city, and then stoned to death,' the terrorist group announced Wednesday, according to AFP."
Daily News, December 11, 2014.

Indictment for 5 members of North Carolina's Word of Faith Fellowship for alleged 2013 attack on gay man
"The Word of Faith Fellowship has a dubious history of abuse among its members, but allegations have not resulted in felony charges until this week when a grand jury indicted five people within its Spindale community."
Daily News, December 11, 2014.

Man screaming 'I want to kill the Jews!' shot dead by cops in Brooklyn after stabbing student in the face at Chabad–Lubavitch headquarters in Brooklyn
"A deranged man screaming 'I want to kill the Jews!' invaded Lubavitcher headquarters in Brooklyn early Tuesday and stabbed a yeshiva student in the head before he was shot to death by police.
Levi Rosenblatt was praying when Calvin Peters barged inside, whipped out a knife with a 5–inch blade and attacked him, witnesses said."
Daily News, December 09, 2014.

Transgender L.A. woman, 21, shot dead pounding on door seeking help while trying to flee killer: police
"While the video shows Sanchez fleeing her attacker in what cops initially deemed a robbery, 'at this point we cannot say it's a hate crime but we have not ruled out that as being a possibility,' Darling told the TV station.
Sanchez is at least the third transgender woman killed in Southern California since June, according to a tally by the Los Angeles Times."
Daily News, December 05, 2014.

Thugs 'dressed as pink fairies' launched vicious homophobic Halloween attack against two men
"Detective Constable Ann–Marie Hodgkiss, who is leading the investigation, said: 'This was a violent and unprovoked hate crime and I am appealing for anyone with any information about the incident to contact me. The two suspects were distinctively dressed, probably due to Halloween, and I would urge anyone who recognises their description and who may know who they are to contact me and help us trace them'."
London Evening Standard, November 04, 2014.

Seattle thugs beat up 16–year–old, steal his cellphone and text his mom: 'I'm gay'
"The 16–year–old was reportedly waiting for a bus on Southwest Barton St. in Seattle at 4 p.m. Tuesday when the robbers attacked. As they punched and kicked him, he dropped his phone and backpack in a bid to defend himself."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 14, 2014.

Hammer–wielding bigot attacks Brooklyn man while yelling anti–gay slurs
"The 33–year–old victim was followed into the lobby of his apartment building on Washington Ave. near Empire Blvd. after a coffee run at around 10:45 a.m."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 14, 2014.

Protesters demand U.S. hand over Marine accused in death of transgender Filipina
"Filipino activists burned a mock American flag outside the U.S. Embassy in Manila on Tuesday, while demanding that Washington hand over a Marine suspected of murder. Witnesses say the American man may have been angery to learn that the woman he met at a disco bar was transgender."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 14, 2014.

3 suspects in gay couple's attack in Philadelphia turn selves in to police
"The trio, who are from suburbs just north of the city, were among a dozen young men and women out partying together when they encountered the gay men on the street and attacked them, authorities said. Shouting homophobic slurs, the well–dressed crew pummeled the pair, busting one man's jaw.
Both ended up in the hospital with facial fractures. One man had to have his jaw wired shut."
Daily News, September 24, 2014.

3 Albuquerque Teens Held in Homeless Killings
"Both describe how all three covered their faces with black T–shirts before walking over to the victims, who were lying down. Then the trio allegedly used various objects to attack the men, including cinder blocks. According to the 15–year–old, they all took turns picking up cinder blocks over their heads and smashing them into the men's faces more than 10 times."
Herald–Journal News, July 20, 2014.

White Supremacist Gets Life for Oregon Killing Spree, Apologizes for Making 'Movement' Look Bad
"But Grigsby, of Portland, Ore., showed no remorse whatsoever for the racist beliefs that spurred her and her boyfriend, David "Joey" Pedersen, to go on a deadly rampage that killed four: Pedersen's father and stepmother, an African–American man, and a teenager they thought was Jewish."
Daily News, July 16, 2014.

Alan Turing, code–breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon
CNN, November 24, 2013

'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson anti–gay video emerges as A&E beefs up security amid threats
The 67-year-old reality celebrity denounces gay people as "insolent, arrogant, God-haters" punctuating his rant by blowing on the duck whistle that made him famous. While Robertson has some prominent right-wing supporters, A&E was forced to beef up security at its Manhattan offices after violent threats against the patriarch from others.
Daily News, December 20, 2013

Swedish Roma List Puts Police Under Fire
Huffington Post, September 23, 2013

Homophobe boasted "guy thought he was tough" after shooting gay man in West Village: cops
Daily News, June 18, 2013

Body of Marco McMillian, slain gay mayoral candidate in Mississippi, was found beaten and burned, family says
Daily News, March 05, 2013

Marquitte West Gets 2 Year Prison Sentence For Beating Gay Man
Huffington Post, November 08, 2011

Twelve convicted in Jind honour killing case
Zee News, September 25, 2011

Bangladeshi 'stepson affairz' woman dies after caning
BBC News, December 20, 2010

White Supremacist Leader William Pierce, Author Of 'The Turner Diaries,' Dies
The Associated Press, July 20, 2002

Anti-Abortionist Extradited to U.S.
MSNBC News Services, June 5, 2002

Supremacist Is Sentenced In Shooting
The Indianapolis Star, May 25, 2002

The Hate Within
Legal Times, May 23, 2002

Many Teens Silent on Hate Crimes, Study Finds
The Boston Globe, January 28, 2002

Abortion Clinic Anthrax Hoaxer Caught
The Associated Press, December 5, 2001

Hate-Crime Reports Reach Record Level
Chicago Tribune, October 9, 2001

Man Pleads Guilty To Hate Crime
Newsday, October 4, 2001

Asylum and Hate Law to Be Overhauled
BBC News, October 3, 2001

Search On For Gay Holocaust Survivors
Sun-Sentinel, September 24, 2001

Statement from Assistant Attorney General Ralph F. Boyd Jr. regarding the treatment of Arab, Muslim Americans or Americans of South Asian Descent
Press release September 13, 2001

ExKlansman Convicted in 1963 Alabama Church Blast
Los Angeles Times, May 2, 2001

Hatred in the Hallways
Report from Human Rights Watch on violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students in U.S. schools. Released May 2001. Includes info on coping with harassment and violence, educator inaction, role of school counselors, and legal standards.

Hate Crimes Against Gays on Rise Across U.S.
San Francisco Chronicle, April 13, 2001

Three New Places to Fight Hate
Wired News, April 5, 2001

The Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 1999
Full text of the legislation

Preventing Youth Hate Crime: A Manual for Schools and Communities
A publication of the U.S. Department of Education, 1997

The Ultimate Fascism
by Andrew Vachss, EXPO, No.1, 1996

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"Step on a Crack" by Andrew Vachss
From Born Bad, a collection of short stories by Andrew Vachss.

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Hate crime statistics from the FBI, by year, since 1995

The Anti-Defamation League
823 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Fighting anti-Semitism and bigotry, the Anti-Defamation League probes the roots of hatred against Jews and serves as a resource for government, law enforcement agencies, media, and the public at large.

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
99 Hudson St, 12th Fl
New York, NY 10013

Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Criminal Justice
California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407
Phone: (909) 880-7711

Coalition Against Hate Crimes
Dr. Randy Blazak
Portland State University
Phone: (503) 725-8502
Research, publications and links regarding bias-motivated crimes

Community Safety Units
Racial and Violent Crime Task Force
(CO24) Room 934
New Scotland Yard
London SW1H 0BG U.K.
Phone: 020 7230 4374
Every London borough has a team of specially trained officers whose task is to investigate racist crimes, homophobic crimes, domestic violence, and hate mail. These pages will give you more information and tell you how to get in touch with your local Community Safety Unit.

FBI Civil Rights Program
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
Phone: (202) 324-3000
The FBI's Civil Rights Program investigates hate crimes, violence against abortion providers, and Federal discrimination claims.

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
248 West 35th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 629-3322
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is a national organization that promotes fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of individuals and events in all media as a means of combating homophobia.

Hate Crime/Discrimination Complaints
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
TDD/TYY Toll-free: 1-800-877-8339
Toll-free: 1-800-522-6843
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights maintains two complaint lines and e-mail contact addresses for reporting hate crimes, discrimination, and harassment. Information on the complaint process available at the USCCR website.

The Matthew Shepard Foundation
301 Thelma #512
Casper, WY 82609
Phone: (307) 237-6167
Supports educational projects, activities, and documentaries that raise awareness of the issues involving discrimination and diversity.

The Nizkor Project
Nizkor is a collage of projects focused on the Holocaust, or "Shoah," and its denial.

The Not in Our Town Campaign
The Working Group
P.O. Box 10326
Oakland, CA 94610
Phone: (510) 268-9675
A campaign stemming from a PBS broadcast, to promote public dialogue and provide a model for community response to hate crimes and other associated problems.

Partners Against Hate
1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite #1020
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 452-8310
Partners Against Hate represents a joint effort by the Anti-Defamation League, the Leadership Conference Education Fund, and the Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence to address the problem of hate violence among youth.

Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Project
400 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Phone: (334) 956-8200
The SPLC's Intelligence Project is dedicated to monitoring hate groups and extremist activity in the U.S.

The Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism and Racism
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 69978
Monitors manifestations of anti-Semitism and racism worldwide and operates a computerized Database of contemporary anti-Semitism and extremist right-wing and other hate groups.

Tolerance.org is a web project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, aimed at combating hate and promoting tolerance online.

The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mount Scopus
91905 Jerusalem, Israel
Phone: 02-5882494
Established in 1982 as an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to an independent, non-political approach to the accumulation and dissemination of knowledge necessary for understanding the phenomenon of antisemitism.

Hate Crimes Guide
Additional resource listings for Hate Crimes information

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