hate crimes

Australian man, Matthew Bates, 33,has died in San Francisco, United States after a verbal altercation turned physical with two men outside the  Da Vinci Villa hotel in Russian Hill at 2am.


The police have now arrested the two people involved in his death, and The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is providing consular services to Yate's family.

The department in a statement has also asked that the media respects the privacy of the Yate's family at this time


United States Of America, known for its diversity is slowly turning into a Wild Wild West as a white man in mask shot and injured a Sikh man, and yelled “Go back to your own country.”

The 39 year old victim was working on his vehicle in Kent’s East Hill neighbourhood about 8 p.m on Friday in his driveway, when he was approached by the yet to be identified man. When the Sikh man was approached, the two men got into altercation, and the white man screamed "Go back to your own country."


According to the victim, the man is a 6-foot tall white man, stocky build and was wearing a mask that covers the lower part of his face.

Kent police Chief Ken Thomas on Saturday morning said that the department has reached out to the FBI, and will handle the case very seriously.

According to the Sikh community leader in Renton, Jasmit Singh, the victim has been released from the hospital, Jasmit said;

He is just very shaken up, both him and his family. We’re all kind of at a loss in terms of what’s going on right now, this is just bringing it home. The climate of hate that has been created doesn’t distinguish between anyone.

The police are FBI will be investigating a possible hate crime.

Recently, we shared a news of a US Veteran that killed an Indian man at a bar in Kansas, and shot his friend, and another American who stood up for their defence, the White man and US Veteran also shouted "Get Out Of My Country"


The transgender community in New Orleans is on edge after two transgender women were killed within 48 hours of each other.

Chyna Gibson, one of the transgender women killed was gunned down on Saturday night, while the other victim was found with multiple stab wounds on Monday morning. The police are looking for the killers of this act, but have not linked the two killings to each other.


While speaking to the police, transgender activist, Daphanie Dupree  said;

It's scary because like a lot of the girls in New Orleans, they're walking around like zombies, you know they have this little hidden fear that's inside them to even go anywhere and I hear a lot of them talking about like 'oh, I'm going to carry a gun.

It's very heartbreaking and it's scary because it's too close to home, I mean it could happen to any of us but I'm like -- we hang in the same circles, we hang in the same area just like it happened to them it could happen to me.

Speaking at a media conference, the police Cmdr. Doug Eckert said that the killings of the two women shows the violence against transgender people in the Louisiana city. Doug said;

I mean one is too many, and that's how we feel. If we learn that it's a hate crime, of course, we'll pursue the charges of that.

Police have also put out a search for the owner of a black Chevrolet Camaro in regards to the homicide



The family of Tim Benner was shocked after police showed them of a paint on their teen daughter, Ruby, 16 years old, that reads "Ni**a lover."

Tim Benner, the father of Ruby had thought the family was robbed after he reported a break-in. The furniture of the house was trashed, computers stolen and while he thought he had seen it all, the police called him inside the house three hours into the investigation to let him see his daughter wall that the intruder had painted and written on the wall "Ni*** lover"


Tim Benner who appeared shocked said;

I was pretty shaken up. I sat down on the bed and cried. I'm still in shock. It was a big decision to show [my daughters] this. This has to be brought out and brought forward to let my kids know this is not right.

Tim also believed that the perpetrators of the evil hurt know him or his family, but he understands what might happen to his daugther dating an African-American, and said he was prepared for such racism and hate-crimes.

Speaking about the incident, the boy in the middle of this, Jayden Hannigan, 15, while speaking about the trauma it had caused his girlfriend, Ruby, said;

Some nights, she's crying and I'm just trying to say it's all right. I just think to myself not everyone is racist or not everyone thinks of me different, or her, because she's dating a different colour.

Ruby adding to it said;

It's hard to think about, to imagine who would do this

Jayden's mom, Shannon Hannigan said;

He doesn't want to go to school. He doesn't want to go to hockey. He doesn't want to leave my house.

That's not fair to a kid who should be worried about what he's doing Friday night, what video game he wants to play. That's not Jayden. They've done something to his psyche. They've taken my innocent child and made him into something he's not. They've robbed my family.



Dylann Roof, a white supremacist that killed nine people at the  Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June, 2015 has now been sentenced to death. The verdict came after Dylann offered no proof of redemption.


The 22 year old told the jury;

I felt like I had to do it and I still feel like I had to do it.

After 3 hours of deliberation, the jury comes to the conclusion of its sentencing. 

The Charleston killer told the police he wanted to start a race war, and in different images that surfaced, he was seen with a war flag, which to many is a symbol of hate. 

Dylan Roof was convicted of 33 federal charges, including hate crimes.


As Americans still writhe in the surprise victory of Donald J. Trump in the November election, a mosque in Northern California has just received a letter in the mail asking the Muslim community to leave the United States as there is a new sheriff in town (Donald Trump) and “He’s going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews.”


The letter now treated as “hate motivated incident,” by police in San Jose was received in the mail by the Imam at Evergreen Islamic centre.

The full letter released by the  Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Bay Area chapter reads;

To the children of Satan, You Muslims are a vile and filthy people. Your mothers are whores and your fathers are dogs. You are evil. You worship the devil. But your day of reckoning has arrived.

There’s a new sheriff in town -- President Donald Trump. He’s going to cleanse America and make it shine again. And he’s going to start with you Muslims. He’s going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews. You Muslims would be wise to pack your bags and get out of Dodge.

This is a great time for patriotic Americans. Love live President Trump and God bless the USA.

The group is now calling for increased police protection for local mosques


Charleston Shooting, South Carolina: An unidentified white male walked into a historic African-American church during bible study class and open fire on worshippers, killing 9 people on Wednesday evening.


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The unidentified man walked into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest AME church in the South and started a shooting spree, in what is being investigated as a hate crime. The suspect was still at large at the time of this report.


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Charleston Mayor Joe Riley said :

  The only reason someone would walk into a church and shoot people that were praying is hate.

Eight people died immediately at the scene, the ninth person died on the way to the hospital, a police official said. There were survivors, but Charleston police chief, Greg Mullen,won't say how many people were at the service at the time of the shooting.


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Who Is The Suspect

Police have said the suspect was wearing a grey sweatshirt, blue jeans and boots. He is clean-shaven white man in his 20s, with a slender look.


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Charleston police chief, Greg Mullen said : 

He obviously is extremely dangerous.We will put all our resources, we will put all of our energy in finding this individual

Also the governor of South Carolina, Governor Nikki Haley said :

  While we do not yet know all of the details, we do know that we'll never understand what motivates anyone to enter one of our places of worship and take the life of another.

Charleston police department is asking anyone with useful information to call the emergency service, 911.