"We are investigating whether hate crimes charges are appropriate," said Virginia Commonwealth Attorney Shannon Taylor in a Monday statement.
Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan says he backs a proposed hate crime law that would give sentencing guidelines for those convicted on bias-motivated violence.
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in certain groups facing social stigma, discrimination and hate crimes.
Victim spat on in Brooklyn subway station as New York Attorney General Letitia James condemns those using COVID-19 to be "racist, xenophobic, or biased."
Bloomberg, who received a standing ovation when introduced at AIPAC, demanded bipartisan support for Israel from Democrats but never directly criticized Republicans or President Donald Trump by name.
Four alleged white supremacists were arrested Wednesday for sending hate propaganda to journalists and activists in four different states.
The legislation also contains a somewhat unique provision allowing for firearms rights to be restored after two years based on the approval of a state judge.
Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Lisa Murkowski have jointly introduced a bill intended to strengthen the enforcement of hate crimes laws.
CNN's Jake Tapper asked guests on a news segment Monday if they though media coverage of recent anti-Semitic hate crimes would be different if the attackers were "white supremacists."
Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli said hate crime suspect Grafton Thomas lacked "American values" in a now-deleted tweet, suggesting that the crime may have happened since Thomas's father was allowed to stay in the U.S. under the 1986 amnesty law.
At least nine men were victimized as part the overall scheme, which occurred in December 2017.
In addition to hurling racial epithets, court filings alleged that Stuart Rollins "exposed his buttocks and penis in front of the family."
On this International Trans Day of Remembrance, a new report says 311 trans people were murdered worldwide this year.
The number of religious bias crimes, like the number of bias crimes in general, has risen sharply in recent years.
The attorney for a Texas man accused of brutally beating a transgender woman in April has been released from jail, after a judge had earlier found him in contempt after trial "outbursts."
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he was "disgusted" by the act, disclosing that he directed the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to join the investigation.
Domingo Ramirez-Cavente, 29, was arrested in connection with the shooting of a transgender woman on Friday night. He has admitted to the crime.
In an audio recording, Bordentown Police Chief Frank Nucera Jr. can be heard saying "It's gonna get to the point where I could shoot one of these [N-words]."
The incident comes just weeks after an African-American staffer's office in the Department of Education was vandalized.
But the application of this bill, should it pass the Senate and be signed into law by President Donald Trump, an uncertain prospect unto itself, may leave behind perpetrators of hate in various parts of the country.
Bro told Newsweek that, with this legal action, she hopes "to send a strong message to others who would use murder as a hate crime."
Arkansas, Georgia, South Carolina and Wyoming are the only states in the country with no hate crime laws.
The threats contained a pair of laudatory comments about President Donald Trump, invoking him in furtherance of the genocidal language.
Former presidents Barack Obama and George H.W. Bush did not appear in ABC's widespread search of federal and state criminal cases.
Patrick Crusius, charged with capital murder for the El Paso mass shooting, told police he was targeting "Mexicans," according to an affidavit released Friday.
"I would say it again to them."
The posters were located in a New York subway station. "Hate has no place in the transit system and we work hard to make the subway a welcoming, safe environment for everyone," said MTA officials.
"Please tell me that synagogue is burning to the ground if not, it's poor preparation," Tristan Morgan reportedly told police when he was arrested.
The suspect used the screen name "Adolf Hitler (((6 Million)))" while gaming online, according to reports.
"There were many more hoax hate crimes than there were actual," he said on the morning program, failing to cite any sources.