President Biden commemorated the 25th anniversary of his tragic death by celebrating legislation passed in Shepard's name. But it was based on a major falsehood.
At this rate, the Southern Poverty Law Center's notorious hate map might eventually describe everyone as an extremist.
The ADL's annual audit of "antisemitic incidents," which counted a record number last year, is apt to be influenced by changes in methodology and reporting behavior.
The Verdict Against Ahmaud Arbery's Killers Highlights the Problems With Federal Hate Crime Statutes
Such laws, which allow redundant prosecutions based on defendants' bigoted beliefs, supposedly are authorized by the amendment that banned slavery.
According to a former federal prosecutor, the seemingly redundant case sends "the message that the Justice Department won't tolerate this type of racist hatred."
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Accused of orchestrating a hate crime hoax, the former actor took the stand at his trial on Monday.
Yet under qualified immunity, it's incredibly difficult for the public to sue police.
Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube will expand their use of a central database that compiles extremist content for coordinated de-platforming.
The case is yet another instance of law enforcement using hate crime enhancements to punish people for criticizing them.
Georgia D.A. reverses her previous position when faced with a mass shooting she sees as a hate crime.
The opposition to Southlake's plan was understandable.
Charge them for their crimes, not their thoughts.
"If someone has done something wrong, but not rising to a criminal level, it's perfectly appropriate for an NYPD officer to talk to them."
L.A.'s Reformist D.A. Promised To Eliminate Hate Crime Enhancements—Until Progressive Activists Gave Him a Call
Some progressives are for criminal justice reform only when it's convenient.
An anti-hate ordinance in Columbia, South Carolina, has so far been deployed against the marginalized.
Seeking maximal punishment for a nonviolent offense will not help the Black Lives Matter movement.
Politicians appear to have learned all the wrong lessons about over-policing.
In the name of fighting lynching, the bipartisan bill authorizes 10-year sentences for minor crimes like vandalism.
Oakland 'Nooses' Turn Out To Be Exercise Swings; Mayor Wants To Investigate Them As a Hate Crime Anyway
A white mayor is pursuing a racially fraught investigation of a black man for hanging exercise straps in a park. What could go wrong?
Don't the authorities have better things to do with their time right now?
Lynchings are already illegal. But the law would give prosecutors more power—including what amounts to an expansion of the federal death penalty.
DOJ Intervention Dramatically, Irrationally, and Unconstitutionally Increases the Penalty Faced by a Woman Accused of Slapping Jews
How can prosecuting a black woman for slapping Jews in 2020 be authorized by the constitutional amendment that abolished slavery in 1865?
The Justice Department Wades Into New York Bail Reform Fight With Federal Hate Crime Charges Over Slapping
Police and prosecutors want to maintain a system that punishes poor people before they’re ever convicted.
Journalists and pundits who frantically doubled down on their initial bad takes deserve more criticism.
Hate crime data suggest that claim is overblown.
New York Charged Grafton Thomas With Attempted Murder for Assaulting Jews With a Machete. Why Are the Feds Prosecuting Him for the Same Attack?
A crime in Monsey leads to a redundant prosecution that hinges on the defendant's anti-Semitism.
The officer responsible has been fired.
Many ideological extremes are responsible for anti-Jewish attacks.
Hate crime enhancements meet three-strikes laws, and the consequences are terrible.
The state wants to add cops to the list of oppressed classes.
This latest social media freakout has prompted a formal military investigation.
After a series of alleged hate crimes, activists say they don't feel safe on campus.
The comedian thinks misleading information on social media is ruining society. That's a bit rich, coming from him.
"Anyone, regardless of age, accused of such disgraceful actions will be charged accordingly."
Violent bigots were targeting Jews long before they could broadcast the carnage.
A Department of Justice lawyer in every pot.
The case vividly illustrates how hate crime laws punish people for the views they express.
In fact, they didn’t have any detectable impact at all.
The study at the source of the viral headline was limited to counting anti-Semitic incidents, many of which were not criminal in nature.
The Democratic presidential contender suggests that "racist threats or anti-immigrant manifestos" could justify federal gun confiscation orders.
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