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hate crimes in vermont increased in 2016


colchester, vt. (ap) — according to the fbi, the number of reported hate crimes in vermont rose last year.the fbi report released monday shows hate crimes increased from eight in 2015 to 25 in 2016. it is the highest number of reported hate crimes in the last seven years.hate crimes are defined by the fbi as “a traditional offense like murder, arson or vandalism with an added element of bias.”vermont’s large increase mirrors a similar national trend. there were more than 6,100 hate crimes last year, up about 5 percent over the previous year. in 2015 and 2016, that number was driven by crimes against people because of their race or ethnicity.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeksin vermont, 64 percent of hate crime victims were targeted for their race or ethnicity.






most hate crimes not being reported to police, gov’t report shows


washington -- the majority of hate crimes experienced by u.s. residents over a 12-year period were not reported to police, according to a new federal report released thursday that stoked advocates' concerns about ongoing tensions between law enforcement and black and latino communities.more than half of the 250,000 hate crimes that took place each year between 2004 and 2015 went unreported to law enforcement for a variety of reasons, according to a special report on hate crimes from the bureau of justice statistics.hate crimes were most often not reported because they were handled some other way, the report said. but people also did not come forward because they didn't feel it was important or that police would help.the report, based on a survey of households, is one of several studies tha






sorry, college kids, there's no such thing as hate speech


for the sake of campus protestors and their professors across the country, it’s time to make something clear: there’s no such thing as hate speech.that should go without saying, since freedom of speech and free inquiry is supposed to be what college is all about. but the recent spate of violent student protests, from the university of california at berkeley to middlebury college in vermont, have met a collective shrug from an alarming number of college students, professors, and administrators who seem to be under the impression that violence is okay so long as its purpose is to silence “hate speech.”by hate speech, they mean ideas and opinions that run afoul of progressive pieties. do you believe abortion is the taking of human life? that’s hate speech. think transgenderism is a form of me






sorry, college kids, there's no such thing as hate speech


for the sake of campus protestors and their professors across the country, it’s time to make something clear: there’s no such thing as hate speech.that should go without saying, since freedom of speech and free inquiry is supposed to be what college is all about. but the recent spate of violent student protests, from the university of california at berkeley to middlebury college in vermont, have been met with a collective shrug from an alarming number of college students, professors, and administrators who seem to be under the impression that violence is okay so long as its purpose is to silence “hate speech.”by hate speech, they mean ideas and opinions that run afoul of progressive pieties. do you believe abortion is the taking of human life? that’s hate speech. think transgenderism is a






the truth about hate crime and brexit


after the brexit vote, there was a spike in race hate crimes in england and wales. livvy haydock meets kamil, who was attacked because he's polish, and a group of men who say they have attacked immigrants living in the uk.watch the full programme, hate on the street, which was made for panorama on bbc two.






cops: hate crimes down on li


the number of hate crimes reported on long island is declining, according to nassau and suffolk police statistics — dropping even as hate crimes in new york city and across the country are on the rise.nassau police say they received 59 hate crime reports in 2016, compared with 62 in 2015 and 76 in 2014. the recent high was 120 in 2010. twelve hate crimes have been reported in nassau this year through wednesday.most popularpolice in suffolk county say 42 hate crimes were reported last year, a drop from the 69 reported in 2015 and a steep decline from the recent high of 111 reported in 2012. eight hate crimes have been reported in suffolk this year through february.see alsorecent li mug shotsdatali crime statsneither department provided a breakdown of the groups targeted in the crimes.leader






report: more than half of hate crimes in us go unreported


washington (ap) — the majority of hate crimes experienced by u.s. residents over a 12-year period were not reported to police, according to a new federal report released thursday that stoked advocates’ concerns about ongoing tensions between law enforcement and black and latino communities.more than half of the 250,000 hate crimes that took place each year between 2004 and 2015 went unreported to law enforcement for a variety of reasons, according to a special report on hate crimes from the bureau of justice statistics. hate crimes were most often not reported because they were handled some other way, the report said. but people also did not come forward because they didn’t feel it was important or that police would help.the report, based on a survey of households, is one of several studie






report: more than half of hate crimes in us go unreported


washington — the majority of hate crimes experienced by u.s. residents over a 12-year period were not reported to police, according to a new federal report released thursday that stoked advocates' concerns about ongoing tensions between law enforcement and black and latino communities.more than half of the 250,000 hate crimes that took place each year between 2004 and 2015 went unreported to law enforcement for a variety of reasons, according to a special report on hate crimes from the bureau of justice statistics. hate crimes were most often not reported because they were handled some other way, the report said. but people also did not come forward because they didn't feel it was important or that police would help.the report, based on a survey of households, is one of several studies tha






portland killings: stand up to hate


the tragic killing of two men in portland, oregon, who tried to confront a hate-spewing man can generate two reactions: to retreat in fear or double down in our convictions. i hope the public at large chooses the latter.we need to show those filled with hate that they are hopelessly outnumbered, and we will stand up to them. they are terrorists every bit as much as the islamic state group. they are terrorizing our own citizens, and we cannot stand for it.tom giese, federal way






university of maryland stepping up efforts to fight hate


college park, md. (ap) — after a fatal stabbing under investigation as a possible hate crime, the university of maryland is stepping up efforts to battle hate on campus.president wallace loh announced wednesday that the school will create a hate-bias and campus safety task force and an annual report tracking hate-bias incidents.the school also will create a rapid-response team to support hate incident subjects and allocate $100,000 for diversity and inclusion efforts. the athletic council will be asked to examine how to strengthen policy to explicitly prohibit hate-bias symbols or actions at athletic venues and remove violators.the announcement comes days after police say a visiting black bowie state university student was stabbed by a white maryland student on campus. sean urbanski is cha






report: more than half of hate crimes in us go unreported


washington (ap) — the majority of hate crimes experienced by u.s. residents over a 12-year period were not reported to police, according to a new federal report released thursday that stoked advocates’ concerns about ongoing tensions between law enforcement and black and latino communities.more than half of the 250,000 hate crimes that took place each year between 2004 and 2015 went unreported to law enforcement for a variety of reasons, according to a special report on hate crimes from the bureau of justice statistics. hate crimes were most often not reported because they were handled some other way, the report said. but people also did not come forward because they didn’t feel it was important or that police would help.the report, based on a survey of households, is one of several studie






report: more than half of hate crimes in us go unreported


washington (ap) — the majority of hate crimes experienced by u.s. residents over a 12-year period were not reported to police, according to a new federal report released thursday that stoked advocates’ concerns about ongoing tensions between law enforcement and black and latino communities.more than half of the 250,000 hate crimes that took place each year between 2004 and 2015 went unreported to law enforcement for a variety of reasons, according to a special report on hate crimes from the bureau of justice statistics. hate crimes were most often not reported because they were handled some other way, the report said. but people also did not come forward because they didn’t feel it was important or that police would help.the report, based on a survey of households, is one of several studie






hate crimes rose for 2nd year in a row in minnesota and nation


washington — hate crimes rose for the second straight year in 2016, with increases in attacks motivated by bias against blacks, jews, muslims and lgbt people, according to fbi statistics released monday.there were more than 6,100 hate crimes last year, up about 5 percent over the previous year. in 2015 and 2016, that number was driven by crimes against people because of their race or ethnicity.minnesota reported 119 hate crimes last year, up from 109 in 2015."any uptick in hate crimes in minnesota is a major concern for us," minnesota acting u.s. attorney gregory brooker said. "we continue to work closely with the fbi on all federal hate crimes investigations, and prosecution of federal hate crimes remains a top priority of our office."in wisconsin, hate crimes appeared to decrease for the






kinja roundup


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kinja roundup


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rise in hate crimes alarms native american communities


the recent anti-muslim attack in portland, oregon, has highlighted an alarming rise in hate crimes across the u.s. targeting muslims, african-americans and other groups. but hate crimes against native americans often don’t often make headlines, which they say is part of a pattern of discrimination and violence dating back generations. they worry they may also see…






hate crimes: fresh guidance on online offences


image copyrightpaimage caption online hate crime has been rising online hate crimes should be treated as seriously as offences in person according to new guidance for prosecutors in england and wales. the pledge to toughen the response to online abuse is part of revised crown prosecution service rules for hate crimes.the guidance also refers for the first time to incidents specifically against bisexual people.the cps says it is setting out more clearly what victims should expect. the new legal guidance and accompanying cps public statements guide prosecutors deciding whether to charge suspects of crimes motivated by racial, sexual or religious hatred or because the victim was disabled. 'corrosive effect'on online hate crime, the cps says prosecutors must recognise that modern communication






warriors' green does not hate cleveland, james


leave your vegetables and loaf of bread at home, there is no beef between the warriors and cavaliers as they head into their third straight nba finals matchup.at least there isn’t beef between draymond green and cleveland, as professed by the golden state star during an interview wednesday with abc’s good morning america. since green is one of the dubs’ vocal leaders, it’s hard to imagine their collective feeling is vastly different than his.“i don’t have beef with them. i don’t hate them,” green said. “it takes a lot of energy to hate someone. i’m not going to spend my time hating cleveland. at the end of the day, you want to beat them — and that’s simply what it is.”green noted that nba fans seemingly desire the beef narrative, though the warriors themselves are not drawn in by that.“whe






colorado springs police investigate possible hate crime after anti-israel sticke


police are investigating a possible hate crime after two men stuck an anti-israel message on the door of a jewish synagogue in north colorado springs over the weekend.share your stories of hate crimes and discrimination with the denver post and propublica through the nationwide documenting hate project.surveillance footage shows the men walking up to chabad lubavitch of southern colorado just before 1:30 a.m. saturday and placing a “fight terror, nuke israel” sticker on the center’s front door. both men disappeared into the night, but not before one of them took a picture of the message.“he seems very proud and happy with his hate,” rabbi moshe liberow said.the sticker has since been removed.read the full story on gazette.com.






fbi data shows hate crimes appeared to drop in wisconsin


madison, wis. (ap) — hate crimes in wisconsin appeared to decrease for the second straight year in 2016.the fbi released its 2016 hate crime statistics report monday.wisconsin reported 34 hate crimes last year. that’s down from 43 in 2015 and 51 in 2014.the bulk of the crimes in 2016 were motivated by the victim’s race or ethnicity.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeksthe yearly report is the most comprehensive accounting of hate crimes in the u.s. but authorities warn it’s incomplete, partly because it’s based on voluntary reporting by police agencies. the number of participating agencies also varies from year to year, so simple year-by-year comparisons are cautioned against.wisconsin’s 2016 figures were reported by 18 — or roughly 4 percent — of a total of 414 agencie






rise in hate crime in england and wales


image copyrightpathe number of hate crimes in england and wales has increased by 29%, according to home office statistics.there were 80,393 offences in 2016-17, compared with 62,518 in 2015-16, the largest increase since the home office began recording figures in 2011-12.the biggest rise was in disability and transgender hate crimes, but this was due to better crime recording and more people coming forward, the report said.it also noted a spike in hate crime around the time of the eu referendum.there were also rises after the westminster bridge, manchester arena and london bridge attacks this year.home secretary amber rudd said there was "absolutely no place for hate crime in our society" and said the rise after 2017's terror attacks were "undoubtedly concerning".the home office report sai






hate crimes rise in california, state report says


california is seeing an increase in hate crimes.there were 931 incidents in 2016, an 11.2% spike over 2015, the state department of justice reported monday.more than half of those involved bias based on race, ethnicity or national origin. the second-most-common incidents were based on sexual orientation.race-based hate crimes jumped 21.3%, the report said.state atty. gen. xavier becerra said the report is consistent with findings of an increase in national hate crimes motivated by biases against racial minorities, muslims, people with disabilities, women, immigrants and the lgbtq community.“when someone commits a crime motivated by hate, it is not just an attack on one innocent person, but an attack on the entire state and our communities,” becerra said in a statement. “we can see from tod






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42513 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42522 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42521 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42535 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42514 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42522 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42530 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42523 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42526 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42469 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42526 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42505 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42480 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






'hate' groups explode on social media


closeskip in skipxembedxshare a new report shows a rise in radical right ideology and anti-muslim rhetoric. it also said the number of u.s. hate groups rose 3 percent. video provided by newsy newslookmembers of white supremacist groups rally on the steps of the south carolina statehouse in columbia on july 18, 2015.(photo: eric s. lesser, epa) 42490 connect 24 linkedinemailmoreeditor's note: a previous version of this story listed three organizations which the southern poverty law center identified as hate groups, or having ties to hate groups. usa today is gathering more information and responses from the organizations. the story now includes comment from two groups denying they practice any form of discrimination.a study released this week shows that social media engagement by groups lab






spain's drought reveals lost worlds


during the dictatorship of spain's francisco franco more than half a century ago, dams and reservoirs were built across the country in order to improve water supplies.towns and villages were relocated while the original structures were flooded. along with the once busy streets, even older roman architecture was lost.last summer marked the driest period that spain's northwestern galicia region has seen since 1981.this ongoing drought has led to reservoir levels falling to just 25 percent of normal capacity.but the lower water levels have now revealed those lost towns that haven't been seen in decades.visitors from around the country and now heading to the region in order to get a glimpse of a bit of the past that may be soon disappear again, when the drought ends.