Articles Tagged With ‘hate crimes’




SLO police probe burning of gay pride flag

San Luis Obispo police have launched a hate crime investigation into the alleged burning of a gay pride flag. On Thursday, the police department received a report about the burning of a gay pride flag within the city limits. It... (Continue reading)

Suspect allegedly beats a man with guitar for appearing gay

A hate crime suspect allegedly attacked a man with a guitar in Santa Barbara County on April because he believed the victim was gay. The victim suffered a serious injury in the attack, during which the suspect was shouting a... (Continue reading)

Stabbing outside California mosque leads to hate crime charges

Police arrested a Southern California man on hate crime charges after he allegedly stabbed a Muslim man who was leaving a mosque with his family. [KABC] On Saturday night, John Matteson, 29, and an unidentified suspect tried to enter a... (Continue reading)

California mosques threatened with genocide

Three California mosques have received an anonymous letter stating President-elect Donald Trump will “do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews.” [SF Gate] San Jose police launched an investigation into the threatening letter Thursday night after the imam... (Continue reading)

Gay man attacked in Santa Barbara

In what is being deemed a hate crime, a Santa Barbara man punched an openly gay man in the face on State Street last week. The victim suffered a black eye and a concussion. [KCOY] On Oct. 4, Richard Schiwietz,... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara officer stops racially-charged knife attack

A Hispanic man attacked an African American homeless man with a knife while yelling racial slurs Tuesday evening in Santa Barbara. After an off-duty officer broke up the incident, the attacker told police that he thought the homeless man had... (Continue reading)

Molotov cocktail allegedly thrown at California mosque

Investigators believe unidentified people threw a Molotov cocktail at a Northern California mosque over the weekend. The incident triggered a fire late Friday or early Saturday at the Tracy Islamic Center. [Sac Bee] San Joaquin County sheriff’s officials say they... (Continue reading)

Man arrested on suspicion of arson at mosque

A 23-year-old man was arrested late Friday in connection with a hate crime at a mosque in Riverside County. Friday afternoon, a fire was reported at the Islamic Center of Palm Springs in the front lobby of a small building.... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student arrested for threat to diversity leader

University police arrested a Cal Poly student Friday for sending a death threat to the leader of the SLO Solidarity student group. Hundreds of students, faculty members and even Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong joined SLO Solidarity in pro-diversity rallies... (Continue reading)

Court overturns part of conviction in Arroyo Grande cross burning case

A California appellate court has overturned two of the four convictions of a San Simeon man currently serving an 11-year prison sentence for his involvement in the 2011 cross-burning incident in Arroyo Grande. [Tribune] In June 2012, a San Luis... (Continue reading)