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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 16, 2012 Jury Finds Spying in Rutgers Dorm Was a Hate Crime
QUOTE: A former Rutgers University student was convicted on Friday on all 15 charges he had faced for using a webcam to spy on his roommate having sex with another man, a verdict poised to broaden the definition of hate crimes in an era when laws have not kept up with evolving technology....The case set off a debate about whether hate-crime statutes are the best way to deal with bullying.
New York Times Nov 06, 2011 Silence following Williams's racial insult shows how little golf has changed
QUOTE: Twenty-one years ago the ugly Shoal Creek controversy was supposed to change the face of golf. The revelation that many of the country's top golf clubs had exclusionary membership practices based on race led to a period of painful self-examination for the sport....Woods remains the only African-American on Tour, and, as Williams made graphically clear, he is still defined by his blackness.
Golf Magazine Jul 23, 2011 Norway Attacks Put Spotlight on Rise of Right-Wing Sentiment in Europe
QUOTE: The success of populist parties appealing to a sense of lost national identity has brought criticism of minorities, immigrants and in particular Muslims out of the beer halls and Internet chat rooms and into mainstream politics. While the parties themselves generally do not condone violence, some experts say a climate of hatred in the political discourse has encouraged violent individuals.
New York Times Jun 22, 2011 Nazi hunting: How France first "civilized" the Internet
QUOTE: France has long attempted to "civilize" the Internet out of things like racism and Nazi ideology by curbing their dissemination. In fact, the first battle in this war concluded a decade ago. The winner was France; the loser was the then-reigning giant of the Web—Yahoo—along with the notion that the Internet is a "global" place that inherently transcends national boundaries.
Ars Technica Apr 30, 2011 Separating Free Speech From Hate in South Africa
QUOTE: Race remains a fraught issue... Roelof du Plessis... accusing Mr. Malema of being a Communist, suggesting that South Africa was heading toward a genocide against whites.
New York Times Apr 04, 2011 Religion Does Its Worst
QUOTE: As for the killing itself — whether by infiltrated Taliban insurgents or not — it was a heinous crime against innocent people and should be denounced throughout the Islamic world, in mosques and beyond... Already, Muslims are victims in 14 percent of religious discrimination cases when they make up 1 percent of the population.
New York Times Jan 27, 2011 Ugandan gay rights activist bludgeoned to death
QUOTE: It was unclear whether Kato's killing was linked to his gay rights activism or a front-page story in a Ugandan tabloid that reignited anti-gay sentiments late last year.
CNN (Cable News Network) Jan 27, 2011 Ugandan Who Spoke Up for Gays Is Beaten to Death
QUOTE: Many Africans view homosexuality as an immoral Western import, and the continent is full of harsh homophobic laws. In northern Nigeria, gay men can face death by stoning. In Kenya, which is considered one of the more Westernized nations in Africa, gay people can be sentenced to years in prison.
New York Times Dec 12, 2010 Facebook Wrestles With Free Speech and Civility
QUOTE: Facebook took down a page used by WikiLeaks supporters to organize hacking attack...But it did not remove WikiLeaks’s own Facebook pages...illustrates the complexities that the company grapples with, on issues as diverse as that controversy, verbal bullying among teenagers, gay-baiting and religious intolerance.
New York Times Apr 25, 2010 Indian Justice Inches Closer to Chapters of Violence
QUOTE: These two spasms of horrific sectarian bloodletting have stood as direct challenges to India’s status as a democratic, secular state governed by the rule of law. In both instances, senior officials of the party in power were accused of looking the other way or, in some cases, even orchestrating the bloodshed. In both cases, a mere handful of the killers were ever convicted. In both cases, the political fortunes of politicians accused of fomenting the violence flourished in the aftermath.
New York Times Mar 24, 2010 Mobs Are Born as Word Grows by Text Message
QUOTE: so-called flash mobs have taken a more aggressive and raucous turn [in Philadelphia] as hundreds of teenagers have been converging downtown for a ritual that is part bullying, part running of the bulls: sprinting down the block, the teenagers sometimes pause to brawl with one another, assault pedestrians or vandalize property.
New York Times Aug 17, 2009 Gay Men Targeted In Iraq, Report Says: Militias Blamed for Scores of Killings
QUOTE: Human Rights Watch will urge in a report to be released Monday that the Iraqi government do more to protect gay men, saying militiamen have killed and tortured scores in recent months as part of a social cleansing campaign.
Washington Post Aug 16, 2009 Blogger's Case Could Test the Limits of Political Speech: New Jersey Man Was Arrested After Writing That 3 Judges 'Deserve to Be Killed'
QUOTE: [Internet radio host Hal] Turner's case is likely to test the limits of political speech at a time when incendiary talk is proliferating on broadcast outlets and the Internet, from the microphones of well-known commentators to the keyboards of anonymous netizens.
Washington Post Jul 20, 2009 The Gnome with the Nazi Salute: Art or a Crime?
QUOTE: In a case that pits art against the country's anti-Nazi laws, prosecutors in the south German city of Nuremberg launched an investigation last week after a gnome giving the Hitler salute was put on display in the window of an art gallery.
Time Magazine Jul 16, 2009 In Jerusalem, battle of Palestinian day camps
QUOTE: Teaching Islamic values and Palestinian pride are certainly among the top priorities at the "Better Tomorrow" camp; indoctrination and extremism are not, say [Basima] Alian and her boss, camp director Sufian Jadallah. But the camp is housed in an Islamist cultural center that Israeli police welded shut early last year, leaving behind a letter from the Interior Ministry.
Christian Science Monitor Jun 17, 2009 Immigration Debate Tied to Rise in Hate Crimes
QUOTE: U.S. civil rights leaders said yesterday that an increase in hate crimes committed in recent years against Hispanics... "correlates closely" to the nation's increasingly contentious debate over immigration.
Washington Post Jun 13, 2009 Hate speech and the mainstreaming of extremism: The First Amendment protects the media or web messenger, but the message can have murderous consequences
QUOTE: A new factor that is "causing us even more concern than in the past is the mainstreaming of the extremism by people who should know better," said James McElroy of the Southern Poverty Law Center...
Christian Science Monitor Dec 31, 2008 Commentary: Holocaust love story an insult to the survivors
QUOTE: We doubters could not, however, initially overcome the power of Oprah, on whose show Rosenblat and his wife appeared twice. Credulous reporters, who should have sought some form of verification, kept writing about this "miraculous" event. The producer who acquired movie rights tried to intimidate those of us who raised questions.
CNN (Cable News Network) Dec 24, 2008 In Madoff Scandal, Jews Feel an Acute Betrayal
QUOTE: Here is a Jew accused of cheating Jewish organizations trying to help other Jews, they say, and of betraying the trust of Jews and violating the basic tenets of Jewish law. A Jew, they say, who seemed to exemplify the worst anti-Semitic stereotypes of the thieving Jewish banker....In addition to theft, the Torah discusses another kind of stealing, geneivat da’at, the Hebrew term for deception or stealing someone’s mind. “In the rabbinic mind-set, he’s guilty of two sins: one is theft, and the other is deception,” said Burton L. Visotzky, a professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary.
New York Times Nov 14, 2008 A Killing in a Town Where Latinos Sense Hate
QUOTE: teenagers declared that they were going to attack “a Mexican” and headed to the more ethnically diverse village of Patchogue to hunt...Interviews with business owners, students, government officials and immigrants in the area suggest that illegal immigration has been a wellspring for anger and tension in the neighborhood, with day laborers drawing the greatest fire.
New York Times Jul 30, 2008 Yale Students' Lawsuit Unmasks Anonymous Trolls, Opens Pandora's Box
QUOTE: AK-47 was one of a handful of students heaping misogynist scorn on women attending the nations' top law schools in 2007, in posts so vile they spurred a national debate on the limits of online anonymity, and an unprecedented federal lawsuit aimed at unmasking and punishing the posters...Both women tried in vain to persuade the administrators of the AutoAdmit.com site to remove the threads
Wired Jul 02, 2008 New evidence collected in 1946 lynching case
QUOTE: On July 25, 1946, two black sharecropper couples were shot hundreds of times and the unborn baby of one of the women cut out with a knife at the Moore's Ford Bridge. One of the men had been accused of stabbing a white man 11 days earlier and was bailed out of jail by a former Ku Klux Klan member and known bootlegger who drove him, his wife, her brother and his wife to the bridge. The FBI statement said investigators were following up on information recently received in the case, one of several the agency has revived in an effort to close decades-old cases from the civil rights era and before.
CNN (Cable News Network) Jun 12, 2008 Out of Step With Allies, U.S. Defends Freedom to Offend (American Exception)
QUOTE: In the United States, that debate has been settled. Under the First Amendment, newspapers and magazines can say what they like about minority groups and religions — even false, provocative or hateful things — without legal consequence....Canada, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa, Australia and India all have laws or have signed international conventions banning hate speech. Israel and France forbid the sale of Nazi items like swastikas and flags. It is a crime to deny the Holocaust in Canada, Germany and France.
New York Times Apr 08, 2008 Moscow Killings Blamed on Racism: Non-Slavs Targeted, Rights Groups Say
QUOTE: The killing of [a Moscow man], which remains under investigation, is part of a wave of racially motivated murders in Moscow that has put the city's migrant communities on edge, particularly people from Central Asia, according to human rights groups. Easily singled out because of their non-Slavic appearance, Central Asian workers have borne the brunt of the attacks by skinheads and neo-Nazis.
Washington Post Apr 01, 2008 In Gaza, Hamas’s Insults to Jews Complicate Peace
QUOTE: Such incitement against Israel and Jews was supposed to be banned under the 1993 Oslo accords and the 2003 “road map” peace plan. While the Palestinian Authority under Fatah has made significant, if imperfect efforts to end incitement, Hamas, no party to those agreements, feels no such restraint.
New York Times Jan 18, 2008 A Scholar's Legal Peril in Poland: Princeton Historian Could Face Criminal Charges Over Book
QUOTE: ["Fear"] was first published in 2006 in the United States, where reviewers found it praiseworthy. [Author Jan T.] Gross's work, however, generated bitter feelings among many Poles who accused him of using inflammatory language and unfairly stereotyping the entire population as anti-Semitic.
Washington Post Dec 04, 2007 Does U.S. tolerate anti-Muslim speech? The latest flap: Radio-show host says Muslims should be deported, sparking a backlash.
QUOTE: But the comments by host Michael Savage in October – and previous anti-Muslim speech – have not created the furor that knocked radio icon Don Imus off of MSNBC and CBS Radio after he denigrated a black women's basketball team. That leaves many Muslims-Americans – and non-Muslims like Mr. Gronseth – suspicious that Americans have a double standard when it comes to Islam.
Christian Science Monitor Nov 16, 2007 Rally urges hate crimes prosecutions, new AG responds
QUOTE: The protesters' frustration stems from several racially charged incidents over the past year and a half: the police shooting of an unarmed man in New York, hours before his wedding, in November 2006; the appearance of nooses in several workplaces and schools; the case of a black teen charged with child molestation after having sex with another willing teen; and the story of a black West Virginia woman whom six white people allegedly raped, tortured and forced to eat animal feces as they berated her with racial slurs.
CNN (Cable News Network) Oct 21, 2007 What to Do About Pixels of Hate
QUOTE: Except it’s not quite that simple, when you talk to some terrorism experts. Mr. Shahda’s one-man operation highlights the tension over what to do about online jihadi militancy — a tension that has grown along with the material. Perhaps it’s better to shut it down, and try to prosecute those involved. Or maybe the material should be left up, as a way to learn something valuable in the larger battle against terrorists.
New York Times Oct 20, 2007 In Jena and Beyond, Nooses Return as a Symbol of Hate
QUOTE: Law enforcement authorities, including the Justice Department, are expressing concern over a recent spate of noose sightings in the aftermath of events in Jena, the small Louisiana town that has been engulfed by racial strife and was the scene of a recent civil rights demonstration.
Washington Post Oct 14, 2007 Racial Crisis? Or Just Rope in the Hands of Fools?
QUOTE: There are few historic moments as honored and ingrained in the American psyche as those from the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, but how much they translate to the current moment is far less clear. So maybe the product relaunch of the noose as an odious signifier of hate speech bespeaks something fundamentally askew in the national psyche.
New York Times Sep 18, 2007 Lawyer Claims Defendant in Hate Crime Is Gay, Too
QUOTE: All along, homosexuality has defined the case. Prosecutors have used it as a sword, seeking heavier sentences for a hate crime. As the trial began in Brooklyn Supreme Court yesterday, Mr. Fortunato’s lawyer, Gerald J. Di Chiara, sought to use sexual orientation as a shield.
New York Times Aug 16, 2007 Notes on a Scandal: Allegations of embezzlement, abuse and hate speech roil a Washington mosque.
QUOTE: the Islamic Center has become immersed in a nasty court battle marked by charges of embezzlement, abuse of women and an alleged attempt to spread radical messages of hate.
Newsweek Feb 09, 2007 Anti-immigrant sentiments fuel Ku Klux Klan resurgence: Long stuck in splintered obscurity, the group is seeing an increase in activity and a return to its nativist origins
QUOTE: Gay marriage and urban crime are part of the picture. But, in particular, it is the debate over what to do about the nation's nearly 35 million immigrants, of whom about 11 million are in the US illegally, that has become the Klan's main recruiting tool.
Christian Science Monitor Jan 08, 2007 To keep out a neo-Nazi foothold, one German town unites
QUOTE: According to the German Ministry of the Interior, there were about 8,000 politically motivated right-wing crimes between January and August 2006. That's double the number that were counted during the same period in 2004 and a 20 percent increase over 2005. Far-right parties have also made stunning electoral gains in parts of the nation's ragged east.
Christian Science Monitor Sep 08, 2006 Google carves a middle path on privacy
QUOTE: the company moved a step closer to establishing a global legal precedent on how Internet firms cooperate - or not - with government requests for information about Web users. It's a contentious issue that involves principles of personal privacy, political and commercial free speech, and fighting crime - be it pornography, pedophilia, racism, or terrorist plots.
Christian Science Monitor Feb 02, 2006 Offending Cartoons Reprinted: European Dailies Defend Right to Publish Prophet Caricatures
QUOTE: Newspapers across Europe reprinted cartoons Wednesday ridiculing the prophet Muhammad, saying they wanted to support the right of Danish and Norwegian papers to publish the caricatures, which have ignited fury among Muslims throughout the world.
Washington Post Jun 02, 2005 After 50 Years, Emmett Till's Body Is Exhumed
QUOTE: ...one of more than 20 cases of killings in the Jim Crow South that have been reopened in recent years...aimed at determining who might have been involved in Emmett's killing other than the two men who were acquitted of it by an all-white jury but who later told Look magazine that they were responsible.
New York Times Nov 06, 2003 Green River Suspect Admits to 48 Murders
QUOTE: The courtroom was packed with relatives and friends of the victims. Many said they were angry at the plea bargain -- mandatory life in prison without the possibility of parole -- because it allows Ridgway to live.
Washington Post May 27, 2003 Judge's Fate Could Turn On 1994 Case: Pickering Fought to Reduce Sentence for Cross-Burning
QUOTE: President Bush's nomination of Federal District Court Judge Charles W. Pickering Sr. to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has become controversial because of the judge's stance in a 1994 case to reduce a mandatory seven-year-sentence for the federal crime of cross burning.
Washington Post May 06, 2003 Faceless Cruelty: Cruel Teen Gossip Cuts Deeper When Posted on Web Sites
QUOTE: ...a 1996 Supreme Court decision protecting free speech on the Internet makes it legal to publish obscene and vicious statements about other people online.
Apr 26, 2003 Does Talk Radio Incite Hate?
QUOTE: Commuters and others hear these drive-time slurs every morning and every night, but there remains a paucity of studies on how listeners are affected by the constant barrage of racism, homophobia, anti-immigrant, anti-almost everything not white and far right.
Southern Poverty Law Center Apr 24, 2003 Suit Challenges a University's Speech Code
QUOTE: ...a nonprofit educational foundation has filed suit against Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, charging that its code of conduct violates students' constitutional rights to free speech.
New York Times Apr 08, 2003 States Can Outlaw Burning of Crosses, Justices Rule
QUOTE: The Supreme Court ruled today that states may make it a crime to burn a cross with a purpose to intimidate...
New York Times Mar 31, 2003 Hate Crime: Preventive Measures
QUOTE: The Council on American-Islamic Relations offers tips for responding to discrimination...As tensions over war with Iraq grew in recent weeks, so did reports of bias-related hate crimes directed at Muslim and Arab-Americans.
MSNBC Jul 15, 2002 Boston Couple Plotted Blasts to Incite Race War, Prosecutor Says
QUOTE: A Boston couple planned to blow up Jewish and black landmarks in the hope of inciting racial warfare, a prosecutor said today in federal court here.
New York Times May 28, 2002 Court to Consider Free Speech Challenge
QUOTE: Supreme Court...will decide whether a 50-year-old Virginia law banning cross-burning violates the constitutional guarantee of free speech.
Washington Post Nov 10, 2001 Europe Moving Toward Ban On Internet Hate Speech
QUOTE: The 43-nation Council of Europe is trying to ban racist and hate speech from the Internet by adding a protocol, or side agreement, to its cybercrime convention...
New York Times Oct 15, 2001 New Tactic of Terrorists is to Attack Messengers
QUOTE: "What better way to guarantee that you're going to get attention than to attack the media directly?"
New York Times Sep 17, 2001 I.S.P.'s Curb Terrorist Postings and An Anti-Islamic Backlash
QUOTE: ...forced the Internet access providers to step up their screening efforts or rethink their standards of what sort of material is acceptable....The practical issue for Internet service companies is far more one of "community standards" than of law.
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