Browsing: Hate Crime

william.scott.planer.salute.facebookReading from the Voice Media empire:  William Scott Planer, who was accused online of violent activity and affiliating with white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups late last year, has been arrested for allegedly placing an anti-Semitic sticker on the door of a synagogue. But he is currently being held on a $500,000 bond related to a felony charge in California, where he allegedly attacked a protester during a white supremacist rally last year. Westword has the story.

A stabbing near a Southern California mosque was a hate crime, police said over the weekend. The Saturday night attack outside Masjid Al-Rasool mosque put a victim in Simi Valley Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

The incident occurred behind a Smart & Final market across the street from the house of worship at about 11:15 p.m., according to the Simi Valley Police Department. “The preliminary investigation indicated that the victim was targeted because of his appearance and association with the mosque,” according to a police statement.

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According to a new report authored by the Anti-Defamation League, Texas is home to two of the largest prison gangs in the country, the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and the Aryan Circle, which collectively have more than 3,500 members nationwide and one member as far away as France.  But these groups are not just made up of a bunch of inmates picking fights in the prison yard. They extend far beyond prison bars, the report notes. The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, for example, is responsible for at least 33 murders in communities across Texas in the past 15 years, according to the report.


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A gay couple had been living hassle-free in the Texas Panhandle for about 18 months, and then a local pastor took out a newspaper ad railing about the “Homosexual Movement” that would make “”our children legal prey for pedophiles.” The couple soon awoke to a “Leave or Die Fags” poster on their front porch. The Houston Press has the story.


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The Suspect

Breakfast reading from the Village Voice Empire: Cops are looking for a man who slashed a guy with a razor blade at a West Village McDonald’s last week. According to authorities, the suspect and the victim got into an argument at a McDonald’s that’s notorious for violent brawls. The suspect made an anti-gay slur before getting into a scuffle. During the fight, the suspect slashed the man on the face, arm, back and neck with a razor blade. Read the rest at the Village Voice.