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A woman accused of setting a small fire outside a Brooklyn yeshiva last week has been arrested and charged with a hate crime, police said. Sharee Jones, 39, was taken into custody Sunday morning, three days after the malicious blaze. Jones allegedly poured gasoline from a red canister along the fencing outside Yeshiva of Flatbush Joel Braverman High school on Ave. J. near E. 18th St. in ...

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Oct. 15—Sacramento police detectives are investigating a possible bias or hate crime after someone vandalized a Black Lives Matter mural on the Capital Stage Co. building in midtown area. Shortly after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers were called to the building in the 2200 block of J Street to respond to a report that a mural was vandalized with paint, said Officer Karl Chan, a spokesman for the ...

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Oct. 14—A 22-year-old Dallas man was sentenced to over 23 years in prison after admitting he planned to kidnap, carjack and commit hate crimes against nine men because of their sexual orientation. Daniel Jenkins was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit hate crimes, kidnapping and carjacking, one hate crime count and one count of use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of ...

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Oct. 12—PORTLAND, Maine — The Boston Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is "actively enhancing" its resources to investigate hate crimes in New England. To help, the FBI wants Mainers and others in New England to report hate crimes to state and local law enforcement. The agency is targeting Bangor, Lewiston, Augusta and Portland and plans to place ads in billboards, gas stations, ...

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Judging by the numbers alone, Eugene would appear to be a hotbed of prejudice and bigotry. Earlier this year, the FBI released its yearly Uniform Crime Report, an annual tally of crimes reported to police in 2020. According to those statistics, Eugene ranked first in the state with 24.3 hate crimes for every 100,000 residents. Tigard came in second with 23.8. Portland, the state’s largest ...

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Oct. 10—ALBANY — Last week, when Gov. Kathy Hochul announced nearly $25 million in state funds to help nonprofits guard against hate crimes, she was introduced at the Manhattan event by Maury Litwack. Litwack is managing director of public affairs at the Orthodox Union, an influential nonprofit that represents over 400 Orthodox synagogues nationwide, and a key player in pushing for security ...

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Oct. 10—ALBANY — Last week, when Gov. Kathy Hochul announced nearly $25 million in state funds to help nonprofits guard against hate crimes, she was introduced at the Manhattan event by Maury Litwack. Litwack is managing director of public affairs at the Orthodox Union, an influential nonprofit that represents over 400 Orthodox synagogues nationwide, and a key player in pushing for security ...

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NY Gov. Hochul announces $25 million to prevent hate crimes NEW YORK — New York Gov. Hochul announced the release of $25 million in security funding to help prevent hate crimes during an appearance Wednesday at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in lower Manhattan. The funds are in addition to $43 million previously earmarked for nonprofit organizations to improve security at facilities and better ...

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Gov. Hochul wants New York to take hate head-on. The governor announced the release of $25 million in security funding to help prevent hate crimes during an appearance Wednesday at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in lower Manhattan. The funds are in addition to $43 million previously earmarked for nonprofit organizations to improve security at facilities and better protect those at risk of hate ...

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Oct. 5—PIASA — A Southwestern High School student was being held Monday in a juvenile detention center following the assault of another student over a rainbow-colored flag usually associated with support for gay rights. The assault happened Thursday at the high school, during what was meant to be a flag-themed day. According to accounts, a 17-year-old student was told by another student to get ...