Hate crime

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Public sexual harassment could become criminal offence in England and Wales
Law Commission expected to make proposal as part of its review into hate crime laws

Nicola Slawson

04, Dec, 2021 @1:15 PM

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Vandalism of LGBT artwork is hate crime, say Merseyside police
Posters in Liverpool were destroyed after going on display in Homotopia festival’s Queer the City exhibition

Helen Pidd North of England editor and Maya Wolfe-Robinson

04, Nov, 2021 @3:54 PM

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Telegram is warned app ‘nurtures subculture deifying terrorists’
Hope not Hate urges messaging app to act on privacy policy that ‘facilitates’ murderous content

Ben Quinn

14, Oct, 2021 @2:21 PM

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Reported hate crimes in England and Wales up 9% since start of pandemic
Home Office report shows that more than 70% of the 124,091 recorded incidents were racially motivated

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

12, Oct, 2021 @9:20 PM

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‘This is my country’: how the family of Balbir Singh Sodhi resolved to carry on his American dream
The murder of a Sikh immigrant, shot in an act of deluded racist revenge after 9/11, brought Sikhs and Muslims in Arizona together – but the fear remains

Oliver Laughland

14, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Police investigate arson attack on Didsbury mosque as a hate crime
Greater Manchester fire service called to the blaze on Saturday night, which caused minor damage to the door

Clea Skopeliti

11, Sep, 2021 @3:41 PM

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Plymouth gunman ranted online that ‘women are arrogant’ days before rampage
Exclusive: Jake Davison, adherent of misogynistic ‘incel’ culture, may have been trying to quit toxic community, final messages reveal

Mark Townsend Home affairs editor

14, Aug, 2021 @2:00 PM

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California saw staggering rise in hate crimes against Asians in 2020
Anti-Asian crimes more than doubled while hate crimes against Black people increased by 87%, state reports reveal

Erin McCormick in San Francisco

01, Jul, 2021 @8:35 PM

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New Zealand moves to toughen hate speech laws in wake of Christchurch attacks
Justice minister says allowing people to continue to spread hatred could lead to a repeat of mosque terror attacks

Tess McClure in Wellington

25, Jun, 2021 @2:15 AM

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‘Epidemic of violence’: Brazil shocked by ‘barbaric’ gang-rape of gay man
Activists fear that an increase in attacks on the country’s LBGT community is fuelled by a culture of homophobia at the very top

Sarah Johnson

09, Jun, 2021 @1:21 PM

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Joe Biden poised to sign anti-Asian American hate crimes bill
Legislation, which passed the House on Tuesday, marks a bipartisan denunciation of attacks that have proliferated during pandemic

Guardian staff and agency

19, May, 2021 @1:37 AM

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Celebrities unite to back #StopAsianHate campaign
Marvel film stars Gemma Chan and Benedict Wong among prominent east and south-east Asian people taking action on UK’s wave of Covid-related sinophobia

Nosheen Iqbal

09, May, 2021 @8:46 AM

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