Hate Crimes Archives

Buffalo mass shooter’s alleged manifesto leaves no doubt attack was white supremacist terrorism

May 19, 2022

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2022 as a hate crime and an act of racially motivated violent extremism. The gunman was identified during his arraignment as Payton S. Gendron of Conklin, NY. That name that matches the name given in a 180-page manifesto… [Read More]

Biden signs into law bill making lynching a federal hate crime

April 7, 2022

President Joe Biden signed a bill into law on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, that makes lynching a federal hate crime, acknowledging how racial violence has left a lasting scar on the nation and asserting that these crimes are not a relic of a bygone era. At a White House Rose Garden signing ceremony, the President… [Read More]

Indiana man claims group of assailants threatened to “get a noose”

July 9, 2020

An Indiana Black man said a group of White men assaulted him and threatened to “get a noose” after claiming he and his friends had trespassed on private property as they gathered at an Indiana lake over the Fourth of July weekend to watch the lunar eclipse. The incident prompted dozens of people to protest… [Read More]