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Two men plead guilty to racially-motivated hate crime after attacking Black man in Oklahoma
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Two men plead guilty to racially-motivated hate crime after attacking Black man in Oklahoma

Federal authorities announced on Tuesday that two men pleaded guilty to committing a hate crime after attacking a Black man and his friend in Shawnee, Oklahoma. A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment on Jan. 18 charging Devan Nathanial Johnson, 28, and Brandon Wayne Killian, 31, who are both White, with physically assaulting a Black man and his White friend in the parking lot of of a bar in Shawnee, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice. The indictment alleges that the Black man was assaulted because of the his race and color, according to the news release. According to statements made before District Judge Bernard Jones at the plea hearings in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma this week, both defendants admitt...
Black woman says authorities mishandled rape case involving suspect accused of later murdering White woman
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Black woman says authorities mishandled rape case involving suspect accused of later murdering White woman

A lawsuit filed on Tuesday reportedly claims the teacher who was abducted while jogging in Tennessee and murdered could have been avoided if authorities properly investigated the alleged rape of a Black woman who accused the suspect involved in the other case. Alicia Franklin said she was raped last year by Cleotha Abston, the suspect accused of first-degree murder and kidnapping of Eliza Fletcher, reported WMC. The suspect is also named as Cleotha Henderson in other reports. Fletcher's case made national headlines after the Tennessee teacher was forced into a vehicle during an early morning jog near the University of Memphis. Franklin reportedly met Abston after a month of communicating on a dating app. They met at an apartment complex on Sept. 21, 2021 where Abston allege...
Black woman assaulted, spit at by cab driver in New York who hurled slurs at her
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Black woman assaulted, spit at by cab driver in New York who hurled slurs at her

Police announced on Saturday they are searching for a man accused of assaulting a Black woman who tried to intervene in a fight between him and another cab driver in New York. The 52-year-old woman offered to help when she saw two men fighting in the Midtown section of Manhattan when she saw a yellow taxi driver and a Pedi cab driver on Sept. 7, according to the New York Police Department. One of the two men hit the woman multiple times and spit on her while anti-Black slurs during the incident. The victim was not hospitalized. The incident is currently under investigation. More information about the incident can be found here.
Two teens arrested for allegedly attacking LGBT teen in Florida
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Two teens arrested for allegedly attacking LGBT teen in Florida

Two teens seen on video brutally attacking an LGBTQ teen at a park in Florida have been arrested, authorities announced today. Chad Sanford, 14, reportedly was attacked after he was invited to hang out with a group of people around his age who the teen thought were friends. "They came behind me and jumped me," Chad told WPLG Local 10. He said his alleged attackers said, "Don’t come around me with that gay (expletive)." Chad was also attacked by older kids at a middle school last year in an incident that made national headlines, reported WPLG Local 10. Broward County deputies arrested two teenagers seen on video in the attack. Authorities said the two teens will charged with battery and a crime of prejudice under Florida law. Both are misdemeanor charges in Florida. It’s ...
Anesthesiologist arrested after he allegedly orally raped Black woman under sedation
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Anesthesiologist arrested after he allegedly orally raped Black woman under sedation

An anesthesiologist in Brazil was reportedly arrested this month after he orally raped a Black woman who was heavily sedated during a c-section. Giovanni Quintella Bezerra was arrested by authorities on July 10. The 32-year-old anesthesiologist reportedly drew suspicion from hospital staff because several women were allegedly so heavily sedated under his care that they couldn’t hold their babies after giving birth. Hospital staff reportedly recorded an alleged assault by setting up a camera, according to Globa Rio de Janeiro. The woman’s husband was asked to leave the room during surgery. The anesthesiologist was reportedly seen putting his penis in the woman’s mouth while she was sedated. At least five women have reportedly come forward since the rape allegations surfaced, saying th...
Video: Cyprus man brutally assaults Black woman from Congo holding her baby in racist attack
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Video: Cyprus man brutally assaults Black woman from Congo holding her baby in racist attack

A Greek Cyprus man who was caught on camera viciously assaulting a Congolese woman in a racially-motive attack was reportedly expected to appear in court on Friday. The attack happened on Wednesday in the Larnaca district of Cyprus. The woman, who is reportedly seeking asylum, was holding her 11-month-old baby as the man began attacking the woman, hitting and kicking her as she shielded the baby. The suspect then tried to attack another man reported as her brother who was next to them as the suspect resumes attacking the woman. Λάρνακα, χτες. Χτυπά αμείλικτα μέχρι και μητέρα με βρέφος. Η κουλτούρα του "απέλαση τώρα", "τρώνε τα επιδόματα", "στέλλει μας τους η Τουρκία" και της πίστης σε φυλετική ανωτερότητα. pic.twitter.com/HYUnX8SqfC — Christos Hadjioannou (@Chris__Hadji) July...
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Activists call for hate crime charges against White man who pushed Black boy off bike in Connecticut

A group of activists held a press conference on Wednesday with the mother of a Black child who was pushed off of his bike by a White man in a Connecticut town. The incident happened last month when the man and boy accidentally bumped into each other on a sidewalk. The man can be seen on video yelling at the boy and asking where he is from before telling him he didn’t belong in the town. The man is later seen pushing the 11-year-old boy off of his bicycle. The man was arrested for aggravated assault and later released from jail after posting bond. The incident drew outrage and condemnation in the local community and beyond. Activists say the incident shouldn’t go unpunished and the circumstances warrant hate crime charges be filed against the 48-year-old man accused of assaulting the ...
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Black man injured after 100 White supremacist “cowards” wearing masks march through Boston

About 100 members of a White supremacy group marched through the streets of Boston wearing masks, and injured a Black man they attacked. Police said the Black man injured was knocked to the ground and attacked by multiple White supremacists. He suffered multiple lacerations and was transported to a local hospital. The March happened on Saturday, drawing swift condemnation from Democratic and Republican elected officials in the state. On Saturday, a candidate running for state Attorney General called the men wearing masks “cowards” for their actions and concealing their identities. The White supremacists who overtook the streets on Independence weekend were a sort of the same White supremacy group that tried to disrupt an LGBT pride event in Idaho last month. More about the racist, hat...
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White Chicago officer charged with battery after confrontation with Black woman walking dog

A former Chicago police officer has been charged with aggravated battery and two counts of official misconduct after he roughed up a Black woman he stopped while she was walking her dog. The incident happened in August of last year at North Avenue beach. The woman was reportedly at the beach with her dog after it was closed when the former officer, who is White, approached the woman and asked her to leave. The former officer was inside his police vehicle when he warned her to leave the area because the beach was closed. The woman told him to keep his distance because of Covid. The former officer responded by threatening to handcuff her. The women pulled out her cellphone and started recording when the former officer got out of his vehicle, and a scuffle ensued between the two as two b...
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White man caught on camera assaulting Black woman at Florida gas station

A Black woman was brutally assaulted by a White man at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida in a seemingly unprovoked attack earlier this week. Video showed the attack in front of the counter inside the gas station convenience store. The victim reportedly heard the suspect arguing with someone at the gas station using racist language and said something to the suspect who at some point told her to “go back to where you came from” before punching the woman multiple times. People were inside the convenience store but no one intervened in the attack. The suspect left the gas station and was reportedly arrested about five days later. He is facing misdemeanor assault charges. The suspect also happens to be a convicted sex offender. More about the vicious, racist attack can be fo...