MN Sen. Committee Votes To Stiffen Bias Crime PenaltiesA Minnesota Senate Committee voted Friday to place much tougher penalties on crimes involving bias.
Warrant Issued For Minn. Man Suspected In Somali Restaurant ArsonAn arrest warrant has been issued in North Dakota for a Minnesota man suspected of throwing a Molotov cocktail inside a Somali restaurant.
Muslim Group Calls For N.D. Arson To Be Investigated As Hate CrimeThe Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says it’s calling on federal authorities to investigate the arson of a Somali restaurant in North Dakota as a hate crime.
Red Wing Reconsiders Police Hate Crime ResolutionThe Red Wing City Council is reconsidering a resolution that would make attacks on police officers a hate crime. After an outcry on social media, city leaders are promising to take another look, this time with public input.
Good Question: How Do Hate Crime Laws Work?On Monday, the Red Wing City Council made a strong statement in support of the police. It passed a resolution saying it supports national efforts to make attacks on police officers hate crimes. So, how do hate crime laws work? Good Question.
Red Wing Calls For Attacks On Police To Be Considered Hate CrimesThe city of Red Wing is the first in the state and the second in the nation to pass a resolution designed to protect police officers from harm. The resolution calls for anyone who hurts a police officer to be charged with a hate crime.
White Gunman Caught In Killing Of 9 In Historic Black ChurchAn intense manhunt was underway Thursday for a young white man who joined a prayer meeting and then opened fire inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston, killing nine people, including the pastor. Authorities called it a hate crime.
Eagan Family's Car Vandalized, Spray Painted With Racial SlursAn Eagan family found their car vandalized yesterday morning, and covered with racial slurs. Police say someone smashed out a window in Steve Wright's car; spray-painted racial slurs on the hood, trunk and windows; and then doused the car with gasoline.
Mom: Man Accused In Teen's Death Needs Mental HelpThe man accused of fatally hitting a teenager with his car last week in Missouri had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, committed to a Minneapolis hospital for treatment and sometimes stopped taking his medications, according to court records and his family in Minnesota.
Attorney: Family Of Boy Slapped Suffered 'A Hate Crime'The attorney for the family of a 2-year-old boy who was slapped by a stranger on a Delta flight said it's too early to decide if they will file a lawsuit, but the fact the man lost his job isn't enough.
Cops Investigate Golf Ball Hate CrimePolice are trying to figure out who's responsible for busting a car window with a golf ball covered in hate speech. About 150 people were inside Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in St. Paul Saturday afternoon.
Shortly After Coming Out, Blaine Woman Wakes Up To Hate CrimeAs Sabrina Wilker opened her car door Sunday morning to drive her younger siblings to church, she was greeted by hate and fear.