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Hate Crime

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

NAACP Wants Felony Charges For Students In SJSU Hate Case

Civil rights activists are calling on prosecutors to file felony hate-crime charges against four white students accused of racially abusing a black student at San Jose State University.

11/24/2013

San Jose State University (San Jose State University)

4th Student Suspended From SJSU Amid Hate Crime Allegations

A fourth student was suspended Friday from San Jose State University in the wake of alleged hate crimes by white students against a black student at a residence hall, a university spokeswoman said.

11/22/2013

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

3 SJSU Students Facing Hate Crime Charges For Harassing Roommate

Three white San Jose State University students have been charged with a hate crime for allegedly abusing a freshman roommate who is black.

11/21/2013

Luke 'Sasha' Fleischman (Family photo/CBS)

Good Samaritan Speaks Out After Helping Teen Set On Fire On Oakland Bus

A good samaritan who rushed to help a high-school student who was set on fire aboard an AC Transit bus earlier this month told his side of the story Wednesday at a “Transgender Day Of Remembrance” in Oakland.

11/21/2013

Luke 'Sasha' Fleischman (Family photo/CBS)

High-Profile Lawyer To Represent Teen Accused Of Oakland Hate Crime

A 16-year-old boy charged with a hate crime for setting another teen on fire aboard an AC Transit bus in Oakland is expected to enter a plea on Friday. The teen is also expected to be represented by a high-profile attorney.

11/12/2013

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.

11/07/2013

Broken Glass, window, burglary, generic, crime scene

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.

08/30/2013

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.

08/19/2013

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.

08/14/2013

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.

08/09/2013

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