Hate Crime

The Brian Lehrer Show

Coast Check; Hate Crimes; War on Terror; NY Aquarium

Friday, May 24, 2013

WNYC's Janet Babin has been making her way from Cape May to Montauk checking in on the coast before of the Memorial Day weekend. She joins us from the road to report back on the post-Sandy coastline. Plus: Colorlines' Kai Wright discusses the recent hate crimes in New York; a fighter jet pilot discusses modern warfare; analysis of President Obama's speech yesterday about counter-terrorism and national security; and an update from the New York Aquarium.

The Takeaway

Wade Michael Page and the Retracted Government Report

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

A report written over three years ago warned of the dangers of homegrown terror. Was the government aware of the trouble brewing on the home front, or was this report a preemptive attempt to prevent violent outbursts like the Sikh shooting?

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In Wake of Hate Crime, Residents Say Anti-Semitism Is Prevalent

Monday, November 14, 2011

Police continued to investigate an anti-Semitic hate crime that rocked Midwood, Brooklyn, last week as distressed residents of the Jewish enclave tried to get back to life as usual in the neighborhood home to many Holocaust survivors and their children.

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The Takeaway

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Westboro Church

Thursday, March 03, 2011

The Supreme Court ruled on what may be the most controversial case this term: Snyder v. Phelps. Pastor Fred Phelps leads a small crusade against homosexuality. His Topeka, Kansas based Westboro Baptists Church has become infamous for protesting outside the funerals of fallen soldiers. Soldiers like Lance Corporal Mathew Snyder, who was killed in Iraq. Snyder’s father, Albert, filed the suit against Phelps and his church for defamation, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of distress.

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Hate-Crime Case Upheld in Cabby Slashing

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The decision to charge the film student accused of knifing a Muslim taxi driver with hate-crime charges was upheld by a judge in a Manhattan court on Wednesday.

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