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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1997 | SCOTT HADLY
A Ventura County Municipal Court judge issued a two-week postponement Wednesday for sentencing of a 23-year-old man who participated in the racially motivated beating of a black man a year ago. Jefferson Byrd was found guilty last month of the assault that severed a portion of 26-year-old James Wilson's ear and left him with hearing and vision problems.
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February 1, 2014 | By Hashmat Baktash and Shashank Bengali
NEW DELHI - He was a slight young man, who sported hipster eyeglasses and a wispy moustache. He had dyed his spiky hair blond, but that wasn't the only thing that made college student Nido Tania stand out in the Indian capital. Tania was from northeastern India, a narrow strip of territory wedged between China and Myanmar, whose people say they face discrimination here for having “Asian” facial features. When Tania, 20, stopped in a dairy to ask for directions Tuesday afternoon, a shopkeeper's taunt about his hair color quickly escalated into a violent altercation in which several men thrashed him with sticks and steel rods, friends say. He died in his bed the next day, succumbing to severe injuries to the chest and brain, according to preliminary medical results provided to his family.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1990 | PATRICIA KLEIN-LERNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shouting "I hate Mexicans," a black gang member wielding a cinder block allegedly beat to death a Central American immigrant early Thursday as witnesses at a nearby gas station in South-Central Los Angeles looked on in horror. "I can't stand Mexicans. They should get out of the country," witnesses quoted the man as saying, as he allegedly kicked, stomped and beat the unidentified Latino victim to death during what police say may have been a robbery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2011 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
Dion Smith moved to Azusa because he liked the sleepy suburb, nestled at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, with easy access to canyon trails where he would go walking. The small San Gabriel Valley city felt like home — until the night of Dec. 5, 2001. That night, someone hurled a Molotov cocktail through the window of the house where Smith and his family were sleeping. The bottle did not ignite, and Smith, his wife and their 6-year-old daughter were unharmed. But soon after, they decided to leave Azusa for nearby Covina.
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February 15, 1998 | SCOTT MARTELLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 26-year-old black motorist narrowly escaped serious injury early Saturday when a white passenger in another car shouted a racial epithet and then fired six rounds from a .45-caliber handgun into the victim's car. The unidentified victim, a 26-year-old South Gate man, suffered a graze wound to his ribs, said Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Lynn Nehring.
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February 11, 1987 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
One of three teen-agers charged with murder in a racial attack on three black men in the white neighborhood of Howard Beach last December is cooperating with prosecutors, it was revealed in court Tuesday. A dozen white teen-agers were arraigned Tuesday on charges ranging from murder to rioting. The murder charges stem from the death of one of the black men, who was struck by an oncoming car after he fled onto a highway. Justice Alfred D.
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December 14, 1993 | Associated Press
Several whites dressed in camouflage uniforms shot to death two blacks, one of them an 11-year-old boy, and wounded five men Monday in what police said was a racial attack. The attackers forced two cars off a rural road near Johannesburg and ordered the black passengers to run into a nearby field. The gunmen then opened fire, police Maj. Henriette Bester said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1990
What happened to Amber Jefferson was a barbaric, savage, disgusting incident, and the fact that the Orange County Sheriff's Department has not made any arrests makes me fighting mad. Regardless of how the confrontation started, it is obvious that Amber had nothing to do with it, was an innocent bystander and was trying to get away when she was attacked. If an arrest and prosecution of the assailants does not occur, I will only have to come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as "equal protection under law."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
FBI agents this week arrested a 26-year old man in Texas suspected of a racially motivated attack in Riverside this year. Marc Anthony Davis was initially arrested in March after allegedly striking a black man over the head with a beer bottle because the man was sitting next to a white woman. Davis was released on bail and, failing to appear in court in May, was sought anew. With information provided by Riverside police, FBI agents arrested Davis on Monday near Killeen, Texas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1996
An Antelope Valley teenager, described by prosecutors as a white supremacist, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday for his role in an attack on a black student at Antelope Valley High School last year. Joseph Langford, 18, received the sentence after pleading guilty last month to attempted murder for stabbing a fellow student with a screwdriver on his way to class in December 1995.
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July 4, 2010 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
Ruminah winces as she recalls the afternoon a mob ransacked her tiny hair salon, smashing windows and destroying both the business and her faith in justice in her homeland. More than a decade later, the reason she was attacked still haunts her: She is part Chinese. In May 1998, during two deadly days of racially fueled mayhem, rioters killed 1,000 people and raped 87 women, most of Chinese descent. Others cowered in their homes as the rape squads, reportedly led by army thugs, roamed the streets of Jakarta, the Indonesian capital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 2009 | Scott Glover and Richard Winton
Federal authorities Thursday accused a south Los Angeles County street gang of a litany of crimes, including the murder of a sheriff's deputy and racially motivated attacks designed to drive African Americans from their town.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 2008 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Hennessy-Fiske is a Times staff writer.
An 18-year-old incarcerated at a Los Angeles County juvenile probation camp suffered a serious neck injury earlier this month in a racially motivated attack that took place the day after a scathing federal report criticized unsafe conditions in the facilities, probation officials said Friday. Details of the Nov. 1 attack at Camp Fred C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
An alleged white supremacist accused of stabbing a young black woman and a black man Thursday night behind a Palm Springs coffee shop pleaded not guilty Monday to all charges. The Riverside County district attorney's office also charged Mandie Kearns of Desert Hot Springs with wounding a third victim in addition to the two wounded during the street fight near the town's weekly street fair.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2007 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer
Some of the parents of the black youths accused in the Long Beach hate-crime trial made a tearful defense of their children at a community forum Saturday, and said prosecutors had failed to prove their case. "We chose to keep quiet, to do things with dignity. But enough is enough," said Allene Seymore, the mother of a 16-year-old girl who is one of 10 black youths accused of beating three white women on Halloween in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2007 | Megan Garvey and Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writers
The headlines are among the most stark documenting gang violence. A Latino gang member, without saying a word, guns down a 14-year-old black girl standing on a sidewalk. A black gang member shoots a Latino toddler point-blank in the chest. For the most part, though, the role racial animosity has played in gang crime has gone unexamined, largely undocumented in crime statistics and often tamped down by politicians and law enforcement officials anxious about inflaming tensions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2006 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
Facing mounting tensions as a controversial trial continues for 10 black youths accused of beating three white women Halloween night, about 100 civic leaders led by Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster gathered at City Hall on Tuesday and clasped hands in a show of unity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
FBI agents this week arrested a 26-year old man in Texas suspected of a racially motivated attack in Riverside this year. Marc Anthony Davis was initially arrested in March after allegedly striking a black man over the head with a beer bottle because the man was sitting next to a white woman. Davis was released on bail and, failing to appear in court in May, was sought anew. With information provided by Riverside police, FBI agents arrested Davis on Monday near Killeen, Texas.
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