Hate Crime

Sikh Gurdwara San Jose (CBS)

13 Years After September 11 Attacks, Sikhs Still Targets Of Harassment

In the aftermath of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, Sikhs were unintended target of hate crimes, because the attackers thought they were Muslims. Thirteen years later, Sikhs said the attacks have not stopped.

09/11/2014

(Photo courtesy of Bryan Higgins' family)

Man Found Beaten In San Francisco’s Duboce Triangle Taken Off Life Support, Pronounced Dead

A man who was beaten in an alleged hate crime in San Francisco’s Duboce Triangle will be taken off life support Wednesday afternoon.

08/13/2014

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2 Women Attacked By Group Of Men In Possible San Francisco Hate Crime

Police are investigating a possible hate crime attack against two women in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood Saturday evening.

06/30/2014

Humberto Salvador (Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office)

Man Sentenced To 400 Years Prison For Orchestrating Gang Rape Of Lesbian In Richmond

A Northern California man who authorities say orchestrated a woman’s rape in part because she was a lesbian has been sentenced to more than 400 years to life in prison.

05/20/2014

Police arrested Maria Garate, an 18-year-old transient from the San Jose area, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. (Source: SJPD)

Woman Allegedly Targeted Asians During San Jose Walmart Attack On 4-Year-Old

The young woman accused of attacking a toddler with a crowbar at a San Jose Walmart Wednesday will be charged with a hate crime, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office has confirmed.

05/15/2014

Students march during an NAACP protest at San Jose State University, November 25, 2013. (Kiet Do/CBS)

3 Students Charged With Hate Crime Expelled From San Jose State University

San Jose State University has expelled three students accused of bullying their black roommate by putting a bike lock around his neck.

05/03/2014

The campus of San Jose State University (SJSU)

San Jose State Task Force Issues Recommendations Over Alleged Hate Crimes In Dorm

A committee formed at San Jose State University after a black student said his white roommates racially harassed and tortured him has issued a set of recommendations to the school on how it can improve safety and diversity on campus.

04/18/2014

The campus of San Jose State University (SJSU)

SJSU Student Files $5M Claim Over Alleged Hate Crimes By Dorm Mates

An African-American San Jose State University student who said he was the victim of hate crimes by his dorm mates has filed a $5 million claim against the university and other parties.

03/21/2014

Luke 'Sasha' Fleischman (Family photo/CBS)

16-Year-Old Accused Of Burning Teen On Oakland Bus Ordered To Stand Trial

An East Bay teenager accused of setting the clothing of a gender-neutral teen on fire on a transit bus has been ordered to trial.

03/06/2014

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Central Valley Islamic Center Vandalized With Graffiti, Raw Bacon

Police in San Joaquin County said vandals have struck a mosque for a second time, spray-painting vulgarities and leaving behind strips of raw bacon, an act that police are considering a possible hate crime.

02/04/2014

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