Stories tagged: "hate crime"

Hate Crimes Are on the Rise in Puerto Rico. Will Pierluisi Take a Stand for LGBTQ Communities?

Gov.-elect Pedro Pierluisi has tried to distance himself from the anti-LGBTQ views of his party, but it remains to be seen if he will make curbing anti-LGBTQ discrimination and hate crimes a priority.

FBI: Hate Crimes Against Latinos Increased More Than 8% in 2019

"Our communities, especially those most affected by hate crimes such as the Latino community, deserve better," Rep. Sylvia García said.

Latinos in Texas Mourn Anniversary of El Paso Shooting as COVID-19 Ravages Their Community

Latinos commemorated the one-year anniversary of the El Paso shooting by remembering the 23 people that were killed at a Walmart in Texas.

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What Delayed The Ahmaud Arbery Case? Misconduct, Questions and Law Enforcement Ties

Did shooting suspect Gregory McMichael get special treatment because he had been a longtime investigator at the Brunswick Circuit District Attorney's office?

Women protesting Ahmaud's death
U.S. Hate Crime Spike: This Is How Bad the Problem Is Getting

The numbers from the FBI and the Southern Poverty Law Center reveal that the alarming spike in hate crimes continues to grow across the nation.

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How Layla Peláez’s Family Helped Catch Her Killers

“Layla’s sister gave the policemen the video and they found them. That gave me great relief,” said her grandmother. “But it won’t bring my girl back.”

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Why The Murder of Serena Velázquez and Layla Peláez Is First Official Hate Crime in Puerto Rico

The defendants of the trans women will be processed by federal authorities, presenting a very different legal picture for them than if the case was handled by local authorities.