Man Allegedly Attacks Hispanic Man and Muslim Student, Yells, “Trump! Trump! Trump! Make America Great Again!”
Man Allegedly Attacks Latino and Muslim While Shouting “Trump! Trump! Trump!"
By Geraldine Estevez | 03/15/2016 - 16:26

Donald Trump supporter allegedly attacked a Latino man and a Muslim student while shouting, "Trump! Trump!

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Knife Wielding White Men Attack Hispanics In L.A. County Park Shouting “Heil Hitler!”
Knife-Wielding White Men Attack Latino In L.A. County Park Shouting “Heil Hitler!”
By Cindy Casares | 03/02/2016 - 11:14

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said three suspects, described as white males ages 19, 20 and 25, were arrested and are being investigated for hate crimes in Lake Los Angeles, a rural area about 78 m

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Guatemalan Teen Death Called Hate Crime
Was This Guatemalan Teen's Death A Hate Crime?
By Cristina Arreola | 04/30/2015 - 10:38

The death of an 18-year-old Guatemalan immigrant in Jupiter, Florida, has been called a hate crime by the police chief of the town. 

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Man Attacks Others for Speaking Spanish…They Were Speaking Hebrew
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/29/2013 - 09:07

A Wisconsin man was arrested early Saturday morning after police were made aware that he had attacked two men who he thought were speaking Spanish.

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Minute Man Murder update
Trial of Female Minuteman Accused of Murdering Latina Child Begins in Arizona
By Mariela Rosario | 01/27/2011 - 15:46

Little Brisenia Flores' last words to her attackers were: "Why did you shoot my mom?" Her mother, Gina Gonzalez, actually managed to survive being shot three times by intruders posing as law-enforcement officials by playing dead in the hopes of saving her child but Shawna Forde and her accomplices murdered the 9-year-old girl anyway, just as they had killed her father Raul Flores moments before

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Hate Crime Trial Shines Spotlight on Violence Against Latinos
By Mariela Rosario | 04/13/2010 - 17:30

When Marcelo Lucero was murdered in March of 2009, his mother traveled from Ecuador to the US for the first time to ensure that her son murderers were brought to justice. She may finally get what she came for, although more than a year later, as the defense for boy accused of his murder rested last week.

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Teens Convicted of Murdering Luis Ramirez Sentenced to 7 Months in Jail
By Mariela Rosario | 06/18/2009 - 09:45

Brandon Piekarsky, 17, and Derrick Donchak, 19, received 7- to 23-month sentences for their roles in the brutal murder of 25-year-old Mexican immigrant Luis Ramirez. It is a case that has galvanized the community of Shenandoah, Penn., creating a hotbed of racial tension in a blue-collar town. An all-white jury convicted the two teens of misdemeanor simple assault.

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NY Teen Rearrested for Hate Crime
By Mariela Rosario | 05/08/2009 - 09:45

20-year-old Grigory Korostyshevskiy of Staten Island, New York was recently rearrested on hate crime charges, on accusations that he beat a Mexican immigrant with a belt, just a few short weeks after it seemed as though charges would be dismissed.

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Two PA Teens Acquitted in Hate Crime Murder of Luis Ramirez
By Mariela Rosario | 05/06/2009 - 10:00

Two teens, accused in the fatal beating of Mexican immigrant Luis Ramirez in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania back in July of 2008, were recently acquitted of all serious charges by an all white jury. Brandon Piekarsky, 17, was acquitted of third-degree murder and Derrick Donchak, 19, was acquitted of aggravated assault. Charges of ethnic intimidation against both teens were also dropped.

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Indictment in Jose Sucuzhañay Hate Crime Murder
By Mariela Rosario | 03/04/2009 - 13:05

Hakim Scott, 25, and Keith Phoenix, 28, were indicted on charges of second-degree murder as a hate crime in the beating death of Jose Sucuzhañay, and first-degree assault as a hate crime in the attack on his brother, Romel. The two are accused of killing Sucuzhañay while shouting slurs about his ethnicity and sexuality. Prosecutors said Tuesday that they are also pursuing charges for additional crimes that could send them to prison for up to 78 years if convicted.

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