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Hate Crime

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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

Students march in protest of alleged hate crimes against an SJSU student, November 21, 2013. (CBS)

San Jose State Reviews Response To Alleged Hate Crimes Against Student

San Jose State University reacted consistent with its policies to alleged hate crimes against a black student last fall except that its president was not briefed about them for five weeks, according to a report released Monday.

02/03/2014

Luke 'Sasha' Fleischman (Family photo/CBS)

Bid To Prosecute AC Transit Burning Suspect In Juvenile Court Denied

A judge on Thursday denied a bid by a 16-year-old boy to be tried as a juvenile, rather than an adult, on an aggravated mayhem charge for allegedly setting a skirt-wearing teenager’s clothing on fire on an AC Transit bus in November.

01/16/2014

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

1 Of 4 SJSU Students Charged With Hate Crimes Pleads Not Guilty

One of four San Jose State University students charged with hate crimes against a black student pleaded not guilty Monday morning to two misdemeanor charges, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

01/06/2014

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Former Judge Investigates Possible SJSU Hate Crime, Reflects On Mandela’s Legacy

Retired Judge LaDoris Cordell is leading an independent review of a recent incident on campus, where four white freshmen are accused of racially abusing an African-American dorm mate.

12/06/2013

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Trial Begins For Alleged Ringleader Of ’08 Richmond Gang Rape, Hate Crime

A woman who was beaten, gang-raped and taunted about her sexual orientation in Richmond more than five years ago appeared in a Martinez courtroom Tuesday to recount harrowing details of the attack after opening statements in the trial against her alleged main attacker.

12/03/2013

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Oakland Teen Burned On AC Transit Bus Speaks About Attack

18-year-old Luke “Sasha” Fleischman, an agender high school student, talked on Thursday for the first time about the November 4 incident.

11/28/2013

Luke 'Sasha' Fleischman arrives at home after a hospital stay, November 27, 2013. (CBS)

AC Transit Bus Burn Victim Home For Holiday After Hospital Stay

Luke “Sasha” Fleischman, the 18-year-old victim who was set on fire aboard an AC Transit bus earlier this month, is being released from the hospital just in time for Thanksgiving.

11/27/2013

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