Suspect in Sunnyvale car attack charged with hate crimes

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — A man accused of attempted murder after driving into a group of eight people in Sunnyvale last month was charged with hate crimes enhancements in Santa Clara County Superior Court on May 30. Isaiah Peoples, 34, allegedly targeted three people at an El Camino Real crosswalk on April 23 because he perceived […]

Rise in hate crimes connected to Trump rhetoric, DA Gascon says

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon connected Nov. 13 anti-immigrant rhetoric made by President Donald Trump to a rise in hate crimes last year in the U.S. According to the FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistic report, released Nov. 13, in 2017 the number of hate crimes nationwide increased by 17 percent compared to the previous […]

C(API)TOL CORRESPONDENT: AAPIs are making it to the political playoffs, but can they win the championship?

Strong history-making electoral victories in recent months continue to show that Asian American and Pacific Islanders are not a fly-by-night phenomenon in the political arena. Last month, Manka Dhingra won a heavily-contested state Senate seat in Washington that flipped the chamber to Democratic control. In Virginia, Kathy Tran became the first Vietnamese American elected to […]

Diverse cops make the difference in policing hate

Hate crimes are on the rise nationwide, including here in San Francisco, where the city’s diversity also happens to be a hallmark of the San Francisco Police Department’s (SFPD) Hate Crimes Unit. It’s one of just a handful of such units across the country, and officials say its diversity is a key part of its […]

SJSU president appoints ex-judge to lead panel to probe alleged campus hate crimes

SAN JOSE (Bay City News) — The president of San Jose State University announced Dec. 5 that a former judge would lead a task force to look into hate crimes by four white students against a black student that allegedly occurred on campus from August to October. Mohammad Qayoumi, in a letter e-mailed to students, […]

No felony charges in alleged hate crimes against African American SJSU student

SAN JOSE (Bay City News Service) — San Jose State University’s president told about 500 students at a campus rally that he had “failed” a black student who was the alleged victim of hate crimes by four white roommates in a campus housing unit. “What has really happened has scrutinized the leadership that I have […]

FBI to track hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus, Arabs, others

WASHINGTON — Rep. Mike Honda released the following statement Aug. 2 after the Department of Justice announced that, following its recommendation, the FBI would begin tracking hate crimes against Sikh, Hindu, Arab, Buddhist, Mormon, Jehovah’s Witness and Orthodox Christian individuals: “I was proud to fight for this much-needed policy change that will bring attention to […]

RABBIT RAMBLINGS: A call to protest the ‘gross miscarriages of justice’

Today (July 13), soon after the not guilty verdict on the George Zimmerman case was announced, I am feeling ashamed of being an American. This is obviously not the greatest country in the world if a 17-year-old boy can be killed on a sidewalk while walking home from a 7-Eleven store. This young person was […]

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