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.
Plus: the trouble with "national conservatism," the decline of the mortgage interest deduction, and more...
The White Nationalist Who Drove His Car Through Charlottesville Protesters Gets Another Life Sentence
James Alex Fields Jr., who killed Heather Heyer in the fatal Charlottesville car attack, is sentenced to life plus 419 years.
Appellate Court Upholds Constitutionality of Federal Hate Crimes Act Conviction Based on the Commerce Clause
The decision is a complicated ruling that potentially sets a dangerous precedent for the scope of federal power under the Constitution.
The debate about whether the killer should have been prosecuted for federal hate crimes shows how the Justice Department targets defendants based on the opinions they express.
A hearing on white nationalism produced some agreement that the FBI's hate crime statistics don't reveal strong evidence of a surge.
California Was Ready to Punish This Synagogue Shooter for Murder. The Feds Want to Make Sure He Is Also Punished for Hating Jews.
The federal hate crime charges against John T. Earnest are redundant and constitutionally problematic.
"We found evidence of a crime. It just wasn't a hate crime."
"A case with the consequential effects of Mr. Smollett's should not be resolved without a finding of guilt or innocence."
The Southern Poverty Law Center Is Both a Terrible Place to Work and a Place That Does Terrible Work
Top executives are departing amidst reports of racial and sexual harassment.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Police Superintendent Still Think Jussie Smollett Is Guilty—and Are Furious He's Going Free
"Where is the accountability in the system?"
The FBI is still investigating, however.
Fake news is real. Momo is not.
Cops arrested Nikki Joly of Jackson, Michigan, for alleged hoax that resulted in the death of his five pets.
We make a mistake when we think outliers somehow represent who we are as a country.
Government statistics often show more reports of both. That doesn't mean either is on the rise.
CPD: "Jussie Smollett is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation."
As the investigation turns on the Empire star, it's important not to confuse "reality" with "narrative."
Reports Claim Jussie Smollett Allegedly Staged Hate Crime Attack; Police Say News Is 'Unconfirmed, Inaccurate'
Police, Fox contradict local reporters' claims.
Chicago Police Deny Claim That Jussie Smollett Identified Attackers as White, Can't Get Their Story Straight About Whether He Heard Them Say 'MAGA'
Empire star attacked on streets of Chicago late last night.
James Fields Killed Heather Heyer Because of Her Opinions, and Now the Government Is Trying to Do the Same to Him
The federal case against the Charlottesville murderer illustrates how hate crime laws punish people for their bigoted beliefs.
1,000 more agencies submitted data in 2017 vs. 2016, which could account for much of the increase.
The Student Senate has no regrets, will continue to believe survivors.