Two Texas men convicted of assault, hate crime in 2016 attack of Sikh man

Two Texas men have been sentenced to three years in state prison after they pleaded no contest May 18 to felony assault and a hate crime enhancement for a 2016 attack in Richmond, according to Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson. Chase Little and Colton Leblanc were accused of attacking Maan Singh Khalsa, a […]

Man convicted of misdemeanor vandalism, hate crime charges for anti-Chinese graffiti

A man arrested in connection with anti-Chinese graffiti in the Portola and Bayview neighborhoods of San Francisco was found guilty Jan. 7 of misdemeanor vandalism and hate crime charges. John Schenone, 62, of San Francisco, was found guilty of 13 misdemeanors including seven counts of vandalism and six counts of a hate crime by way […]

Hate crime suspect pleads not guilty to felony and misdemeanor offenses

A San Francisco man arrested on allegations he perpetuated a hate crime pleaded not guilty in court Sept. 11 to one felony and at least two misdemeanor offenses. John Schenone, 62, appeared before Judge Edward Torpoco in an orange sweat suit, handcuffs and dark-rimmed glasses after being arrested Sept. 8 on suspicion of spray-painting hateful […]

Transient charged with attempted murder, hate crimes in Walmart assault on child

SAN JOSE — A woman accused of attacking a 4-year-old girl and her father with a crowbar in a Walmart store in May 13 targeted the pair because they were Asian, prosecutors said May 15. Maria Garate, 20, was arraigned in Santa Clara County Superior Court May 15 on charges of premeditated attempted murder with […]

Sikh family receives death threat again

When a Sikh family in Sterling, Va. received a death threat in the form of a letter addressed to “Turban family,” on Feb. 28, it was not the family’s first experience with religiously motivated threats to their safety. They had seen a hate letter of this kind, demanding that the family leave the country or […]

Sikhs shocked by unprovoked Fresno attack

A bloody attack on a 56-year-old Sikh preacher in the city of Fresno (in early December) has rattled the local community, with members recalling the period after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when Sikhs became the target of anti-Muslim sentiment for their turbans and beards. “I saw hatred in the assailant’s eyes,” recalled S. Anup Singh, […]

Man Beaten in Downtown Oakland Attack Dies

OAKLAND (Bay City News Service) — The wife of a 59-year-old San Francisco man who died April 20 following a brutal attack in Oakland last week remembered her husband as “a normal person like you and me who was always a happy person with a sense of humor.” Speaking to about 250 people at a […]

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