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Hate Crime

Luke 'Sasha' Fleischman (Family photo/CBS)

Adult Charges, Hate Crime Clause In Case Of Teen Set Afire On AC Transit Bus

A teenage boy suspected of setting another teen on fire aboard an Alameda County Transit bus Monday was charged as an adult and hate crime enhancements added, according to prosecutors.


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UC Davis Investigating Vandalized Car, Building As Hate Crime

UC Davis Police Chief Matt Carmichael says someone wrote a racial slur on a chalkboard inside a campus building as part of an incident on Sunday that included the smashing of car and campus building windows.


Musician Lester Chambers, co-founder of The Chambers Brothers. (CBS)

Bay Area Singer Seeks $5M For Attack During Trayvon Martin Tribute

The city of Hayward and the Bay Area Blues Society are partially responsible for a woman’s attack on blues singer Lester Chambers after he dedicated a song to Trayvon Martin at blues festival last month, Chambers’ attorney alleged Monday.


Musician Lester Chambers, co-founder of The Chambers Brothers. (CBS)

Charges In Attack Of Bay Area Singer During Trayvon Martin Tribute

A woman has been charged with felony counts of assault and elder abuse in an attack on 73-year-old R&B singer Lester Chambers at an East Bay blues festival where he had just dedicated a song to Trayvon Martin.


Michael Vickroy is accused of vandalizing property at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Milpitas on August 7, 2013. (Milpitas Police Department)

Naked Man Accused Of Vandalizing Milpitas Church

A man in the buff allegedly destroyed thousands of dollars worth of property at a Milpitas church Wednesday morning, police said.


Musician Lester Chambers, co-founder of The Chambers Brothers. (CBS)

Bay Area Musician Attacked After Dedicating Song To Trayvon Martin

Blues, rock, and soul musician Lester Chambers was attacked during a performance in Hayward over the weekend after he dedicated a song to slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. A woman has been arrested in the attack.



Santa Rosa Nightclub Shooting Called ‘Hate Crime’

An unruly patron shot an employee of the Epic nightclub after he was escorted out of the downtown Santa Rosa bar early Wednesday morning.


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Man Pleads Not Guilty To San Francisco Attack On Transgender Woman

A man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to assault and hate crime charges in connection with an attack on a transgender woman in San Francisco’s Mission District early Monday morning.



2nd Arrest In Alleged Sonoma County Hate Crime

Sonoma County authorities say a second person is in custody in an alleged hate crime attack on a gay man in a schoolyard.


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Sonoma County Teen Accused Of Attacking Gay Man

A Sonoma County teen has been arrested on suspicion of committing a hate crime in an attack on a gay man in a schoolyard.