hate crime

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hate crime

n.
A crime motivated by prejudice against a social group: "[His]murders were hate crimes targeting victims by gender" (Jane Caputi and Diana E.H. Russell).

hate crime

n
(Law) a crime, esp of violence, in which the victim is targeted because of his or her race, religion, sexuality, etc
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The team limited the dataset to tweets and bias crimes describing or motivated by race, ethnic or national origin-based discrimination.
More than 160 members of law enforcement from the state, county and local level, along with district attorneys, gathered at the school on March 5 and 6 to hear from representatives of law enforcement experienced in investigating these types of crimes along with experts on the legal issues associated with bias crimes and training staff from the Anti-Defamation League.
Vinis, speaking before a large audience inside the Hult Center's Soreng Theater, said Eugene's growing diversity comes in a "national climate of distrust, racism and sexism," and with reported hate and bias crimes increasing locally.
"Right now, Kansas doesn't have a hate-crime law," Kimball added, "but Wichita has a City Ordinance that covers some of that." This is Ordinance 5.01.010, titled Ethnic Intimidation and Bias Crimes, which besides the title, embraces sexual orientation and gender identity along with additional categories.
Amid a presidential campaign in which one party's presumptive candidate calls for a ban on Muslim immigration, a campaign that has coincided with a rising number of bias crimes against Muslims people and institutions, this little plot is a reminder that Muslims were here as far back as the Norwegians, Swedes, Germans, Finns, Poles and Jews among whom they settled.
Despite Jews' small numbers, 59 percent of the year's 6,400 religious bias crimes were against Jews; to take one point of comparison, Catholics, who make up about a fifth of the country, accounted for only 6 percent of victims.
She said: "The report is biased and no country or body should imagine that it is qualified to assess the human rights issues and interfere in other countries' internal affairs." She then proceeded to assess the human rights issues in the United States, citing police brutality, bias crimes against Muslims and other faults.
The Internet's Promise to Improve Bias- Crime Reporting: The Case for Including Bias Crimes on Official Crime Reporting Website." Journal of Hate Studies 2010
Such crimes, known as hate crimes or bias crimes, create fear, mistrust and hostility in society.
Chuck Deaton said 10 hate or bias crimes have been reported in the past five years that involved name-calling, none of them assaults on African-Americans.
NEW YORK: New York police are investigating as bias crimes four Molotov cocktail attacks on Sunday night including one against a mosque with 75 people inside and another against a Hindu place of worship.
Attaching the collection of hate crime statistics to the established UCR data collection procedures, they concluded, would fulfill the directives of the Hate Crime Statistics Act without placing an undue additional reporting burden on law enforcement and, in time, would develop a substantial body of data about the nature and frequency of bias crimes occurring throughout the nation.