May 29, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Hate Crime-General

CLEARLAKE, [CA]--A Clearlake man is in custody on numerous charges for stabbing a man with a machete in a Saturday night attack that police said appeared to have been racially motivated. Anthony Robert Hammond, 34, is being held in the Lake County Jail on $1 million bail for felony charges of aggravated mayhem, battery with serious bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, felony resisting executive officer, hate crime and two outside agency felony arrest warrants, and two misdemeanor charges of battery on a person, and obstructing or resisting a peace officer. Police said that just before 8:15 p.m. Saturday Clearlake Police officers were dispatched to the Beachfront Apartments on Lakesh  

May 27, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Hate Crime-General

CLIFTON, [NJ]--A manufacturer and wholesaler of Mexican products was reported burglarized and vandalized with hate speech found throughout the warehouse. Grupo La Providencia LLC, based on 1st Street in Passaic, expanded its operation in March by renting a space at 791 Paulison Ave. in Clifton. According to police reports, the warehouse was broken into between May 13 and May 15. Detective Lt. Robert Bracken said the burglar or burglars gained entry by prying open a plywood board placed over a warehouse window. Work orders on a white board were erased and replaced with scrawled terms such as “wetbacks” and “white power” as well as a swastika symbol, “KKK” and “666.” The words   

May 26, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Hate Crime-General

UNITED STATES, [US]--As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins, a national Muslim civil rights organization is advising mosques to be aware of potential arson and vandalism. The alert stems from concerns that recent world events, like the terror attack Monday in Manchester, could embolden individuals or groups with anti-Muslim intentions to act on them. The group Muslim Advocates issued the warning after finding that in 2017 alone, fires at mosques have either been ruled as arson or are being investigated as arson in Austin, Texas; Victoria, Texas; Bellevue, Washington; Tampa, Florida and Pittsfield Township, Michigan. Mosque members face other attacks as well. View More>>  

May 13, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Hate Crime-General

PORT ST. LUCIE, [FL]--A Florida man who claims to have a history of mental illness is accused of trying to burn down a convenience store whose owners are of Indian descent because he wanted to "run the Arabs out of our country," according to police. Richard Leslie Lloyd, 64, was arrested Friday for attempting to set fire to the Met Mart in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Sheriff Ken Mascara announced in a statement the same day. He was charged with first-degree arson and is being held on $30,000 bail, authorities said. Attorney information for Lloyd was not immediately known. View More>>  

May 9, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Hate Crime-General

UNITED STATES, [US]--The number of anti-Muslim incidents and crimes in the U.S. surged last year to some of the highest levels seen in recent times, according to a new report from a prominent Muslim civil rights organization. The report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations documented a 57% increase in anti-Muslim incidents last year compared with 2015. The victims included mosques set on fire, women whose hijabs were pulled off while walking down the street, Muslim groups that received threatening letters and Muslims who were denied jobs or promotions because of their faith or were “inappropriately targeted” for questioning by the FBI or other government agencies, the report said  

May 9, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Hate Crime-General

PORTLAND, [OR]--A 29-year-old man is facing hate crime charges after he allegedly confronted two Subway employees and made a Nazi salute. The incident was reported last Thursday outside the Subway restaurant on SW 5th Avenue when two employees were standing outside. They were approached by Wesley Searles, who they told police they've had previous contact with. Police say Searles started mocking the two men and then made some racial remarks, including telling them to "go eat some [N-word] food." Searles then made a Nazi salute, court documents say. One of the Subway workers who is black told Searles he would beat him up had he not been working at the time. Searles then took out a switch blad  

April 30, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Hate Crime-General

WASHINGTON, [DC]--The anonymous email arrived on a Saturday afternoon, its message jumbled, misspelled, in capital letters. It was not addressed to a specific individual at the Birmingham Islamic Society. Rather, its hateful message was directed at African-Americans, Mexicans and Muslims in general. Three words stood out: “run or die.” About 10 miles away, the telephones on the campus of the Levite Jewish Community Center rang four times in six weeks with bomb threats, the third call resulting in the evacuation of children just after morning prayer at the day school. The interfaith threats were enough to prompt the introduction of a bill in the Legislature expanding Alabama’s hate crim  

April 28, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Hate Crime-General

FAIRFIELD, [CA]--Northern California man was arrested Friday after authorities say he launched firebomb attacks on police and two black neighbors. Matthew Scott Jones, 39, was arrested at 1:40 a.m. on suspicion of attempted murder, committing a hate crime, arson and possessing destructive devices with the intent to injure people and commit murder, Fairfield police Sgt. Matt Bloesch said. Police think Jones was acting alone and had used small propane tanks in the attacks, he said. The chaotic scene unfolded Thursday night in Fairfield, a Solano County city east of Vallejo. The first attack occurred about 10 p.m. Thursday when a device was thrown into the window of an apartment, police said. F  

April 21, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Hate Crime-General

WEST PALM BEACH, [FL]--The Martin County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Wednesday for stabbing a Stuart business owner because he said he thought he was "Arab." Deputies say Jeremiah Hendrix is being charged with a hate crime and is being held on a $40,000 bond. The owner of the Family Discount Dollar store on Dixie Highway in Stuart, Shinoy Mailackel, is recovering with 12 stitches in his arm. He says what Hendrix did not know is that he is not an Arab. “He probably thinks that because of my skin color that I am an Arab, but I’m not an Arab,” Mailackel said. The incident started Wednesday morning. Mailackel said Hendrix, who had been at the store in the past, came to the store to b  

April 19, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Hate Crime-General

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, [CN]--The executive director of Ottawa's Islam Care Centre said someone left a "hateful" note before setting a fire behind the building overnight. The suspicious incident is the second in a week at 375 Somerset St. W. after a man vandalized that building, as well as the Ottawa Mosque. Omar Mahfoudhi said he watched surveillance footage of the suspicious incident, which he said shows a man slip a piece of paper into the mail slot at the front door of the building around 2:10 a.m. Wednesday. Approximately five minutes later, the suspect set a pile of debris at the rear of the building on fire. The flames blackened a door and wall, but didn't spread to the rest of the building