Hate Crime

Cops searching for anti-Semitic spray-painter in Harlem

Police on Wednesday released surveillance footage of a man who they believe spray-painted anti-Semitic statements on the front door of a building in Harlem.  The incident occurred Monday night at around 11:11 p.m, at a medical office located at 119 West 124 Street.  The suspect fled the...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 11:49am

What happened to Jussie Smollett? 'Empire' star hospitalized after racist, homophobic attack

Actor Jussie Smollett is reportedly hospitalized after an apparent hate crime. According to TMZ, two men wearing ski masks attacked the Empire star in Chicago around 2 A.M. The attackers approached the 35-year-old actor, beat him up, yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him and poured bleach on...

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 3:55pm

NYPD searching for man who wrote anti-Semitic graffiti at Brooklyn temple ahead of Ilana Glazer event

Police are searching for a man who wrote anti-Semitic graffiti on the walls of Union Temple of Brooklyn Thursday night, ahead of an event hosted by Broad City star, Ilana Glazer. Glazer was scheduled to host a Generator Collective event at the Brooklyn synagogue, located at 17 Eastern Parkway, on...

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 3:51pm

White supremacist propaganda up since Charlottesville Rally: ADL

It’s been one year since the 2017 Charlottesville Rally in which a group of torch-wielding white supremacists marched through the Virginia city. In the year since, white supremacist propaganda efforts have increased across the country, according to the Anti-Defamation League. The Anti-...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:18pm

1 in 4 hijab-wearing women shoved on NYC subway in wake of 2016 election: report

One in four Muslim Arab women who wear a hijab in New York City said that they were intentionally shoved on a subway platform in the wake of the 2016 presidential election, according to a new report on discrimination and acts of hate from the NYC Commission on Human Rights. Up to and...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:08pm

NYPD searching for man in MAGA hat in connection with subway hate crime

Police are looking for a man who was seen wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat in connection with a possible hate crime. The man reportedly assaulted another man on a subway platform Friday night, NYPD said. “WANTED: Black male wearing a red hat and red shirt both with the...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 11:15am

Anti-Semitic incidents in New York up 90 percent in 2017: Report

Anti-Semitic incidents escalated in 2017, according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League, surging nearly 60 percent nationwide and more than 90 percent in New York state alone. This is the largest single-year increase on record since the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) began tracking data on...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 5:12pm

Baker to launch hate crimes task force

Days after new data reported that anti-Semitic hate crimes have increased in New England by about one third over last year, a state task force created in the 1990s to combat hate crimes will be revived Monday. Gov. Charlie Baker is planning to sign an executive order re-establishing the Governor...

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 10:08am

Hate crimes up 50 percent in Philly, 24 percent in NY since Trump became president

City streets are getting more and more dangerous for minorities in the Trump era as new research shows a dramatic rise in hate crimes in major U.S. cities like Philadelphia and New York. A report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 3:44pm

Massachusetts has more hate groups than any other New England state: Report

After white supremacist gathered in Charlottesville, Va., institutions of all kinds are clamping down on hate groups, from domain providers to PayPal. But just how much of a concern are hate groups, especially here in New England? The Southern Poverty Law Center has a “hate map” on...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 1:17pm

Trump refers to white supremacists as ‘very fine people’ during press conference

After the Charlottesville, Virginia, domestic terror attack, President Trump was excoriated for what he didn't say: His first two statements didn't condemn white supremacist groups after a neo-Nazi fatally rammed a protester with a car. Today, it's what he did say that drew instant...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 6:02pm

Trump quietly cut federal funding to fight right-wing violence months ago

President Trump's decision to cut federal funds for groups fighting right-wing violence is attracting new scrutiny in the wake of last weekend's domestic-terror attack in Charlottesville, Virginia. Back in May, Trump announced he was freezing $10 million in grants earmarked to fight...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 5:39pm

In wake of Charlottesville, Cuomo changes state hate crimes law

In the wake of the weekend’s violence during the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is making changes to the state’s hate crimes laws. “I am advancing legislation to add the crimes of inciting to riot and targeted rioting against...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 5:08pm

KKK, Nazis, white supremacists plan 'largest hate-gathering in decades'

A planned demonstration by white supremacy groups in Virginia is being described as the “largest hate-gathering of its kind in decades in the United States” by a monitoring group. White nationalist extremists plan to protest on Saturday the removal of a Confederate-era Gen. Robert E....

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 3:41pm

Police searching for suspect caught on camera carving swastikas into Brooklyn sidewalk

Police are searching for a suspect who was caught carving more than two dozen swastikas into fresh cement in Brooklyn, the New York Daily News reported. The vandalism occurred early Saturday morning in the predominately Jewish neighborhood of Midwood. The surveillance footage showed a dark-haired...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 4:24pm

Man arrested for damaging Boston's Holocaust Memorial

City officials and those from the Jewish community came together Wednesday morning after the New England Holocaust Memorial in downtown Boston was damaged. “It was 6 in the morning that my wife came into our bedroom, she was shaking and crying. … She said, ‘They destroyed the...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:37pm

Jewish teen in Israel arrested in connection with global JCC threats

A teenager with dual Israeli-U.S. citizenship was arrested in Israel on Thursday on suspicion of making dozens of hoax bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.The suspect, whose identity remains sealed pursuant to a court order, is 18 years old...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 7:11pm

Father, daughter arrested for attack on off-duty MBTA police officer

Boston authorities said a father and his daughter were arrested Friday for the "violent" attack of an off-duty MBTA transit officer.The off-duty officer, who was not identified, heard a disturbance on a train car at Community College station as he wastraveling on an outbound Orange Line train...

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 11:44am

$210K raised for Mount Carmel Cemetery damages, reward

A combined $210,000 has been raised since Sunday toward repairing the Frankford Mount Carmel Cemetery and as reward money to help catch the vandals who desecrated at least 100 headstones in the Jewish burial ground.The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, which organized a rally, Stand...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:47am

Philly rally will Stand Against Hate following vandalism at Jewish cemetery

As chief executive of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Naomi Adler felt a deep sense of anguish over the desecration of headstones at a local Jewish cemetery.To Adler, the toppling of 100 headstones at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Frankford over...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 5:00am