ISSUES – Hatred and Hate Crimes


ISSUES – Hatred and Hate Crimes


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Old specter of racism lurks in flames of arson
by Adrienne Washington (The Washington Times) (December 10, 2004)

Racist letters sent to high school athletes
by Connie Mabin (Associated Press),1413,204~21474~2587327,00.html (December 9, 2004)

Marion County Man Gets 10 Months For Crossburning Incident
(The Chattanoogan) (December 6, 2004)

Cross-burning worry: The FBI has joined the hate-crime investigation into who targeted the residents of a Lake Grove home with a burning cross
by Jennifer Smith (Newsday),0,716158.story?coll=nyc-regionhome-headlines (November 22, 2004)

Supreme Court to review old Wilkes-Barre death row case
(NEPA News) fm?newsid=10244772&BRD=2212&PAG=461&dept_id=465812&rfi=6 (September 30, 2003)

Cross-burning case under appeal
(Associated Press) (August 6, 2003)

Who’s Hating Who: What is Hate Speech?
by Emily Monroy (INTERRACIAL VOICE) (July/August 2003)

Interracial pair report assault
(The Augusta Chronicle) (April 27, 2003)

Two men plead guilty to 2001 cross burning in Macomb
(Macomb Journal) (April 25, 2003)

Racial Harassment at GU
(KXLY) (April 25, 2003)

White Supremacist Is Held in Ordering Judge’s Death
by Jodi Wilgoren (The New York Times) (January 8, 2003)

Message of hate circulating in state
(WTNH-TV) (December 3, 2002)

Area relieved by arrests
by Benjamin Poston (The Oxford Press) (November 14, 2002)

Four teens charged in cross burning – Many in Oxford area relieved
by Kevin Aldridge (The Cincinnati Enquirer) (November 9, 2002)

Leo Felton and Me
by Farah Stockman (The Boston Globe) (November 3, 2002)

Fire considered a cross burning
(The Plain Dealer) (November 2, 2002)

First trial in home firebombing nears
by Daryl Farnsworth (The Modesto Bee) (October 28, 2002)

SCAR looks to promote racial harmony
by Jon Gargis (The Crimson White) (October 3, 2002)

A Disturbing Case of Vandalism
by Shaheem Reid (WAFF-TV) (October 2, 2002)

Sept. 10: The Date Before the Hate
by Emil Guillermo (SF Gate) (September 10, 2002)

Student’s racism complaint turned down
(CBC Montreal) (September 3, 2002)

Harassment charges are discussed
by Susan Weich (St Louis Post-Dispatch) (August 12, 2002 )

Excerpt: A Death in Texas: A Story of Race, Murder, and a Small Town’s Struggle for Redemption
by Dina Temple-Raston (The Multiracial Activist) (June/July 2002)

Man Accused of Firing 35 Shots
(Associated Press) (March 11, 2002)

Louima Case Is About A Cop’s Rage, Not Racism
by Stanley Crouch (New York Daily News) (March 8, 2002)

Biracial couple’s car gets vandalized
by Gene Schabath (The Detroit News) (February 19, 2002)

Retrial begins in ethnic intimidation case: Two white cousins charged with attacking off-duty black trooper
by Steve Pardo (The Detroit News) (February 5, 2002)

Neo-Nazi murder defendants avoid Norway’s toughest jail term
by Nina Berglund (Aftenposten) (January 17, 2002)

After Black Teenager Is Slain, Norway Peers Into a Mirror
by Alan Cowell (The New York Times) (January 3, 2002)

Accetable hatred?
by Silja J.A. Talvi (ColorsNW Magazine) (November 2001)

Woman admits KKK attack a hoax
by Sammy Allen (Texarkana Gazette) (September 6, 2001)

Second suspect surrenders in bias attack on 4-year-old
by Jim Adams (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune) (August 30, 2001)

2nd man charged in KKK-related attack
by Hannah Allam (St. Paul Pioneer Press) (August 30, 2001)

2 charged in post-KKK rally attack of boy
by Hannah Allam (St. Paul Pioneer Press) (August 29, 2001)

Two charged in racially motivated attack on 4-year-old
by Jim Adams (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune) (August 29, 2001)

Men who met at KKK rally charged with racial attack
(Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune/Associated Press) (August 28, 2001)

Coming together ‘for something besides hate’ – Hundreds gather at a rally in support of a black man stabbed at a Springfield eatery.
by Christy Moulin (The Springfield News-Leader) (July 30, 2001)

Community showing its support for victim – Prayer and Card Shower, with a rally at the Square, is also meant as a way to take a stand against racism.
by Jefferson Strait (The Springfield News-Leader) (July 29, 2001)

Official silence leaves details sketchy of attack at Denny’s
While the alleged hate crime is under investigation, authorities and witnesses are mum.
by Jefferson Strait (The Springfield News-Leader) (July 29, 2001)

Black, white past clouded Felton’s identity
by Farah Stockman (The Boston Globe) (July 17, 2001)

Supremacist Blames Trouble on Race
(The Washington Post/Associated Press) (July 17, 2001)

Church leaders join to cast out the demons of racism
by Linda Leicht (The Springfield News-Leader) (July 16, 2001)

Meeting on racial violence leaves frustration
by Jefferson Strait (The Springfield News-Leader) (July 11, 2001)

City getting out-of-town help to fight racial violence
by Linda Leicht (The Springfield News-Leader) (July 2, 2001)

Police search for stabbing suspect
Investigators try to establish whether the attack was racially motivated.
by Jefferson Strait (The Springfield News-Leader) (June 19, 2001)

Man stabbed at north-side diner – Victim is hospitalized after attack described as racially motivated.
by Joe Menard (The Springfield News-Leader) (June 18, 2001)

Poisonous Hatred in Cyberspace
by Lucia Vilankulu (INTERRACIAL VOICE) (May 2001)

Lawmaker urges investigation in black man’s hanging death
by John Moritz and Rebeca Rodriguez (The Fort Worth Star-Telegram) (April 26, 2001)

For The Record: Race Incident Plea
(The Salt Lake Tribune) (April 2, 2001)

Appeals Court Rules Jury Had Enough To Convict Cross-Burner
by Shawn Foster (The Salt Lake Tribune) (March 8, 2001)

Hate Crime Suspected in Threats Aimed at Interracial Couple at U.
by Kirsten Stewart (The Salt Lake Tribune) (February 16, 2001)

Jahr held in custody in Denmark
by Liz McNamara (Aftenposten) (February 2, 2001)

Joe Erling Jahr arrested in Denmark
by Liz McNamara (Aftenposten) (February 2, 2001)

Murder suspect observed in Sweden
by Liz McNamara (Aftenposten) (January 31, 2001)

Murder suspect was out for blood
by Nina Berglund (Aftenposten) (January 30, 2001)

Sixth suspect charged in Holmlia murder
by Liz McNamara (Aftenposten) (January 30, 2001)

Oslo mobilizes against violence
by Nina Berglund (Aftenposten) (January 30, 2001)

Three stabbing suspects set free
by Nina Berglund (Aftenposten) (January 30, 2001)

Teenage stabbings stun Oslo
by Nina Berglund (Aftenposten) (January 29, 2001)

Life in Prison Isn’t Always the Case . . . , And that causes pain for some families
by Jeremy Meyer (The Salt Lake Tribune) (December 20, 2000)

Florida man sentenced to life in hate crime killing
(The Miami Herald/Associated Press) (November 30, 2000)

Man pleads guilty in slur case
(Akron Beacon-Journal) (November 16, 2000)

Troy Hill fire tied to race; woman charged
by M. Ferguson Tinsley (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) (November 3, 2000)

Charges against Casey dismissed
(ESPN/Associated Press) (October 31, 2000)

Skinhead Convicted in Girl’s Murder
( Press) (October 27, 2000)

Skinhead Convicted of Girl’s Death
(The Salt Lake Tribune/Associated Press) (October 27, 2000)

Girl’s neo-Nazi killer convicted
by William R. Levesque (St Petersburg Times) (October 27, 2000)

Pinellas jury convicts skinhead of murder, hate crimes
(The Miami Herald/Associated Press) (October 26, 2000)

Skinhead murder case goes to jury
(Court TV) (October 26, 2000)

Inadvertent shot possible, expert says
by William R. Levesque (St Petersburg Times) (October 25, 2000)

Defense witnesses say skinhead was not violent or prejudiced
(Court TV) (October 25, 2000)

Experts duel over skinhead’s account of shooting
(Court TV) (October 24, 2000)

No room for hate in father’s world
by Elijah Gosier (St. Petersburg Times) (October 24, 2000)

Defense in hate crime case says shooting not racial
(Miami Herald) (October 24, 2000)

Mother: I was ‘very scared’
by William R. Levesque (St. Petersburg Times) (October 24, 2000)

Roten’s ex-girlfriend testifies
by Rochelle Steinhaus (Court TV) (October 23, 2000)

Roten’s friend, mother take the stand
by Rochelle Steinhaus (Court TV) (October 23, 2000)

Transcript of Police Interview With Jessy Roten
(Court TV) (October 23, 2000)

Roten: ‘I just wasn’t thinking’
by Jounice L. Nealy (St. Petersburg Times) (October 21, 2000)

Father of slain girl recounts tragic night
by Jounice L. Nealy (St. Petersburg Times) (October 20, 2000)

Tearful testimony from father of murder victim
(Court TV) (October 19, 2000)

Hate Crime Laws Just Racial Politics By Another Name
by John Kass (The Chicago Tribune),1122,SAV-0010180163,00.html (October 18, 2000)

Court won’t hear serial killer’s appeal
by Jane Prendergast (The Cincinnati Enquirer) (October 18, 2000)

Florida v. Roten: Racially motivated or sheer coincidence?
(Court TV) (October 17, 2000)

Trial to wait as doctors probe suspect’s sanity
by William R. Levesque (The Tampa Tribune) (September 13, 2000)

Denial is holding blacks back
by Earl Ofari Hutchinson (Salon) (August 3, 2000)

School says Casey’s status unchanged for now
(ESPN/Associated Press) (July 27, 2000)

Priests in the Temple of Hate
by Richard Poe (Frontpage Magazine) (July 27, 2000)

Investigators say no foul play in black teen’s hanging death
by Paul Payne (FOX News/Associated Press) (July 26, 2000)

The Racism-Industry Lynch Mob
by Michael Fumento (National Review) (July 21, 2000)

Cuomo Says Million Dollar Award Sends Clear Message Against Racial Discrimination on the Internet
(Department of Housing and Urban Development) (July 20, 2000)

HUD Judge Awards $1M to advocate
by Claude R. Marx (The Washington Post) (July 20, 2000)

Violent history makes blacks ready to suspect worst
by Earl Ofari Hutchinson (Evansville Courier & Press) (July 19, 2000)

Hate-Crime Laws Not For ‘Whites Only’
by Clarence Page (Chicago Tribune),1122,SAV-0007160121,00.html (July 16, 2000)

Has lynch law returned?
by Earl Ofari Hutchinson (Salon) (July 13, 2000)

‘Suicides’ by Blacks Generates Outrage
(South China Morning Post/Reuters) (July 10, 2000)

A hanging exposes views on race and dating
by Scott Baldauf (Christian Science Monitor) (July 3, 2000)

Accused Teenager Surrenders: Youth Missed Hearing in Cross-Burning Case
by Mitch Martin (Chicago Tribune),1575,SAV-0006300227,00.html (June 30, 2000)

Last Teen Accused of Hate Crime Skips Court: Judge Revokes Bond in Cross-Burning Case
by Mitch Martin (Chicago Tribune),1575,SAV-0006290324,00.html (June 29, 2000)

Miss. Death A Lynching, Jesse Hints
by Bill Egbert (New York Daily News) (June 28, 2000)

Inquiry sought in teen’s hanging
by Timothy R. Brown (Detroit Free Press) (June 28, 2000)

Two who burned cross get 18 months
by Val Walton (The Birmingham News) (June 27, 2000)

A Black-on-White Attacks Prompts Question of What ‘Hate Crime’ Really Means
(FOXNews/Associated Press) (June 13, 2000)

3rd Teenager is Sentenced in Cross-Burning
by Mitch Martin (Chicago Tribune),1575,SAV-0006090349,00.html (June 9, 2000)

Three held on false race attack charges
by Rachel Donnelly (The Irish Times) (May 23, 2000)

Machine Age: Living in Terror
by Donna Ladd (The Village Voice) (May 17-23, 2000)

Police: Racial issue fueled Casey’s attack
(The Philadelphia Inquirer/Associated Press) (May 16, 2000)

Penn State quarterback charged with beating cop
by Josh Margolin (The Star-Ledger) (May 15, 2000)

Police: Race was factor in beating of off-duty officer
( Press),1329,2371161_56,00.html (May 15, 2000)

Klansman agrees to apologize to woman, daughter
by Sudarsan Raghavan (Philadelphia Inquirer) (May 11, 2000)

Many Roots of Hate
by Peter Y. Hong (The Los Angeles Times) (May 7, 2000)

Woman threatened by hate group takes her plight to court
by Sudarsan Raghavan (The Philadelphia Inquirer (April 19, 2000)

Man Sentenced for Racial Incidents
by David Rosenweig (The Los Angeles Times) (April 18, 2000)

Man Sentenced to Prison for Racial Confrontations
(The Los Angeles Times) (April 18, 2000)

Photo shop accused of racial slur
by Bill Gardner (St Paul Pioneer Press) (April 12, 2000)

Cross-Burning Convict Found Liable For Damages
by Mitch Martin (Chicago Tribune),1575,SAV-0004120100,00.html (April 12, 2000)

Teen Admits Role in Burning Cross
by Mitch Martin (The Chicago Tribune),2669,SAV-0004050154,FF.html (April 5, 2000)

Cross-burning horrifies family
by Janet C. Wetzel and Kevin Aldridge (The Cincinnati Enquirer) (March 25, 2000)

Stalked by the Net
(Sydney Morning Herald) (March 24, 2000)

Homes of 2 bi-racial couples defaced
by Gloria Campisi (The Philadelphia Daily News) (March 20, 2000)

HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo Targets Internet Hate
by Doug Brown (Interactive Week),4164,2469409,00.html (March 16, 2000)

Black-on-white crime debated after shootings
by Laurent Belsie (The Christian Science Monitor) (March 10, 2000)

Shame on liberal hypocrites!
by David Horowitz (Salon) (March 6, 2000)

Why are black leaders silent on black hate crimes?
by Earl Ofari Hutchinson (Salon) (March 6, 2000)

Judge: Threats violated Fair Housing Act
(Seattle Post-Intelligencer) (March 2, 2000)

New study: Blacks are twice as likely to be charged with a “hate crime”
(Libertarian Party) (February 21, 2000)

Cross-burnings are abominable
(The Kansas City Star),opinion/37743b67.214,.html (February 14, 2000)

Feds Jump Into Cyber-Stalking Lawsuit
(The Salt Lake Tribune) (February 13, 2000)

Government seeks to stop Internet ‘stalking’
by Kim Murphy (The Bergen Record) (February 13, 2000)

3 Held in Cross-Burning Released Without Bail
(The Los Angeles Times) (February 10, 2000)

Beach cross-burner given 9-year sentence
by Jon Frank (The Virginian-Pilot) (February 8, 2000)

Woman given help at last in battle with hate group
by Mike Barber (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) (January 19, 2000)

A first: Cyber hate brings U.S. civil charges HUD is targeting
by Sudarsan Raghavan (The Philadelphia Inquirer) (January 18, 2000)

Slo-Mo Justice Against Hate
by Lakshmi Chaudhry (Wired News),1283,33710,00.html (January 18, 2000)

Man charged over hate Web site in unprecedented federal case
(Anchorage Daily News),1976,500155964-500193149-500834497-0,00.html (January 18, 2000)

Measures target profiling, hate crimes
by Amy Joi Bryson (Deseret News),1249,150006897,00.html (January 17, 2000)

Cross-burner gets 12 years in prison
By Jim Rayburn (Deseret News),1249,145010347,00.html? (December 11, 1999)

Cross-Burner Gets 12-Year Sentence
By Shawn Foster (The Salt Lake Tribune) (December 11, 1999)

Man enters plea in cross-burning
By Jon Frank (The Virginian-Pilot) (November 30, 1999)

No Place For Hatred
(Los Angeles Times) (November 28, 1999)

Reward Offered Over Cross-Burning Incident
by Sue Fox (Los Angeles Times) (November 25, 1999)

Milford couple refuse to be driven out by neighbors
(WVIT-TV) (November 16, 1999)

Couple charges neighbors with racial harassment
(The Boston Globe) (November 15, 1999)

Hundreds Rally Against Cross Burning
by Lisa Donovan and Carolyn Starks (Chicago Tribune),1575,SAV-9911140143,00.html (November 14, 1999)

Boy, 15, Being Held in Alleged Hate Crime: Youth 1 of 4 Charged With Burning Cross
by Mark R. Madler (Chicago Tribune),1575,SAV-9911110283,00.html (November 11, 1999)

4 Charged in Cross-Burning: Interracial Couple Hit in Wonder Lake
by Carolyn Starks (Chicago Tribune),2669,SAV-9911100221,FF.html (November 10, 1999)

4 charged in Wonder Lake cross-burning incident
by David Southwell (Suburban Reporter) (November 10, 1999)

Franklyn admits to slaying: ’78 shooting killed Atlanta black man
by Chad Roedemeier (Associated Press/The Cincinnati Enquirer) (November 2, 1999)

Flynt Shooter Confesses To Murder
(Associated Press/Las Vegas SUN) (November 2, 1999)

Rising tally of hate crimes prompts Eugene response
(Associated Press/The Oregonian) (October 26, 1999)

Public’s help sought in solving hate crime
by S.K. Bardwell (The Houston Chronicle) (October 7, 1999)

Issue of the Week: Hate in America
( (October 4, 1999)

Cross-burning baffles small-town residents
(The Houston Chronicle) (September 29, 1999)

Hate-Crimes Laws Threaten Our Liberty
by Jeffrey A. Singer (The Future of Freedom Foundation) (September 1999)

Some Crimes More Hateful Than Others
by John Kass (FrontPage Magazine) (August 31, 1999)

Behind the hate: Suspect speaks
by Tracy Seipel and Joshua Kwan (San Jose Mercury News) (August 16, 1999)

Militia joins up with FBI to fight anarchy
by Tom Rhodes (The Sunday Times) (August 15, 1999)

Why couldn’t we stop Furrow?
by Carol M. Ostrom (The Seattle Times) (August 15, 1999)

Supremacists see Biblical basis for hatred
by Sally MacDonald and Carol M. Ostrom (The Bergan Record) (August 13, 1999)

Shootings spur try for U.S. hate crime law
by Ann McFeatters (The Toledo Blade) (August 12, 1999)

More attacks are feared
by Oralander Brand-Williams (The Detroit News) (August 12, 1999)

Anti-Semitism “veiled” in Arizona
by Bill Muller (The Arizona Republic) (August 12, 1999)

Clemency board lets supremacist out of jail early
by Dennis Wagner (The Arizona Republic) (August 12, 1999)

Shooting suspect a loner but well-known for hate
by John K. Wiley (St. Petersburg Times/Associated Press) (August 12, 1999)

LA Shooting Suspect Has History of Troubles
by Hal Spencer (ABC News/Associated Press) (August 12, 1999)

Suspect regarded as lonely, disturbed
by John K. Wiley (The Bergan Record/Associated Press) (August 12, 1999)

ADL Backgrounder on Los Angeles Shooting Suspect
(U.S. Newswire) (August 11, 1999)

Why We Need Hate Crime Legislation
by Kimberly Hohman ( (August 10, 1999)

Hatred in America
(Chattanooga Times & Free Press) (July 7, 1999)

Four men plead guilty to La. cross burning
(FOXNews/Associated Press) (April 19, 1999)

No Place for Hate
by Hamil R. Harris (The Washington Post) (April 14, 1999)

Teen accused of supplying gun
by Leanora Minai and Mike Brassfield (St. Petersburg Times) (April 8, 1999)

MTV’s Poll Supports President Clinton’s Call for Congress to Pass Hate Crime Legislation
(Entertainment Wire) (April 6, 1999)

Suspect in girls’ shooting called skinhead
by Christina Headrick and Ed Quioco (St. Petersburg Times) (April 5, 1999)

Hate Crimes Up in California Suburb
by P.H. Ferguson (Associated Press) (March 30, 1999)

Americans have had it with hatred
by Jill Nelson (MSNBC) (March 29, 1999)

US court hears tape of alleged white supremacist
(Reuters) (March 10, 1999)

Court lets cross-burning convictions stand
(Associated Press) (March 3, 1999)

Supreme Court lets North Carolina cross-burning convictions stand
by Richard Carelli (Associated Press) (March 1, 1999)

Death penalty for white killer of black man an exception
by Bruce Tomaso (The Dallas Morning News) (February 28, 1999)

Man Convicted for Va. Cross-Burning
(The Associated Press) (February 23, 1999)

Jury Convicts Man of Cross-Burning
by Sonja Barisic (The Associated Press) (February 23, 1999)

Guilty Plea in Cross Burning Case
by Sonja Barisic (The Associated Press) (February 23, 1999)

Hate-crimes bill garners endorsement
(Associated Press) (January 26, 1999)

Bishop regrets anti-gay comment 4 years ago
by Jim Gransbery (The Billings Gazette) (January 26, 1999)

Panel favors getting rid of special classes
by Kathleen McLaughlin (The Billings Gazette) (January 26, 1999)

Condon opposes effort
(Associated Press) (January 26, 1999)

Trial Begins for One of Three White Men Charged in Dragging Death
by Rick Lyman (The New York Times) (January 26, 1999)

Accused skinhead pleads innocent
(MSNBC) (January 12, 1999)

Man Pleads Not Guilty in Hate Crime Case
(The Los Angeles Times) (January 12, 1999)

Acquaintances baffled by accusations
by Edward Fitzpatrick (Times Union) (December 4, 1998)

Let’s punish the crime, not thought, in bias cases
by Dan Lynch (Times Union) (December 4, 1998)

Man Who Allegedly Screamed Racial Threats At Woman Faces Trial on Hate-Crime Charges
by Stephen Hunt (The Salt Lake Tribune) (December 3, 1998)

Police say white men sought to shoot a black person at random
(Associated Press) (December 3, 1998)

Everett man pleads guilty of hate crime
by Scott North (The Daily Herald) (December 3, 1998)

B.C. hate crimes team adding up criminal incidents without convictions
by Brian Wilford (Alberni Valley Times) (November 26, 1998)

Lawmakers tout hate-crime bills
by Diana Penner (Indianapolis Star/News) (November 19, 1998)

Hate fueled fight at bar, police say
by Christina Leonard (The Arizona Republic) (November 18, 1998)

Activism called key in dealing with hate
by Diana Penner (Indianapolis Star/News) (November 17, 1998)

Conference to focus on hate crimes
by Diane Penner (Indianapolis Star/News) (November 16, 1998)

Former neo-Nazi helps Hoosiers counter hate groups
by Charles Hoskinson (The Associated Press)–HateCrimeConferen (November 17, 1998)

Reading residents demand fight against hate crimes
(MSNBC) (November 10, 1998)

Racist killer gets life for 2 slayings
by John Nolan (The Detroit News) (October 23, 1998)

Brown targets hate crimes
by John Commins (The Chattanooga Times) (October 15, 1998)

A crime of hate, an abomination
(The Chattanooga Times) (October 14, 1998)

Carleton police probe cross burning
by Larry Davis (The Detroit News) (September 2, 1998)

Cross burning in Kansas
(Kansas City Star) (July 27, 1998)

Redemption in East Texas
by William Raspberry(The Washington Post) (June 19, 1998)

Unfathomable Crime, Unlikely Figure in Jasper, Texas
by Rick Bragg (The New York Times) (June 17, 1998)

State agent wins suit based on harassment
by John M.R. Bull (The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) (January 23, 1998)

Clinton’s proposed federal hate crime legislation will punish “thought crime,” warns Libertarians
(The Libertarian Party) (November 26, 1997)

Should Hate Be a Crime?
by Sheldon Richman (The Future of Freedom Foundation) (November 1997)

History of Intolerance
(The Daily Herald) (October 19, 1997)