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June 4, 2009 | Corina Knoll
The house, a three-bedroom cream-colored residence on a peaceful street, even had yellow and red roses waving merrily from the front lawn. And while the backyard was cramped, there was a nectarine tree, a red swing set and a small gazebo. This is it, Channise Davy thought. Home.
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August 12, 2010 | By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
One moment, it was an idyllic December afternoon with a group of young people hanging out in the driveway, one young man showing his 6-year-old cousin how to play Tetris on a cellphone. In the next, a gunman walked up and began firing into the crowd, sending people screaming and running, leaving a 14-year-old girl dead and others injured. What led to the 2006 death of Cheryl Green was not a calculated crime but an indiscriminate racial hatred that has long plagued a narrow strip of Los Angeles squeezed between Torrance and Carson, known as the Harbor Gateway area, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2010 | By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
One moment, it was an idyllic December afternoon with a group of young people hanging out in the driveway, one young man showing his 6-year-old cousin how to play Tetris on a cellphone. In the next, a gunman walked up and began firing into the crowd, sending people screaming and running, leaving a 14-year-old girl dead and others injured. What led to the 2006 death of Cheryl Green was not a calculated crime but an indiscriminate racial hatred that has long plagued a narrow strip of Los Angeles squeezed between Torrance and Carson, known as the Harbor Gateway area, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
WORLD
July 28, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A leading member of Germany's far-right National Democratic Party, or NPD, has been charged with inciting racial hatred after he called Germany a "Jews' Republic" and attacked Turks in a speech. State prosecutors in the southwestern city of Saarbruecken said they had charged Udo Pastoers, NPD parliamentary leader in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The charge followed a decision by the state parliament to strip Pastoers of immunity after his speech in Saarbruecken on Feb. 25. If convicted, Pastoers, 56, could face up to four years in prison.
WORLD
April 25, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A German court convicted the head and two senior members of the country's leading far-right party of inciting racial hatred and defamation with a pamphlet circulated during the 2006 World Cup. National Democratic Party leader Udo Voigt, spokesman Klaus Beier and legal affairs head Frank Schwerdt received suspended sentences for printing a pamphlet insinuating that black defender Patrick Owomoyela was not worthy to play for Germany's team. Each was further ordered to make a $2,649 donation to the U.N. Children's Fund.
NEWS
February 6, 1996 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two self-proclaimed white supremacists who had spent the evening verbally attacking minorities near the pier chased a Native American man on the beach and stabbed him 27 times, leaving him in critical condition, police said Monday. The suspects, Erik Roy Anderson, 20, of Huntington Beach and a 17-year-old from La Palma, are regulars in a crowd of skinheads that frequent Main Street, throwing Nazi salutes, harassing minorities and frightening away customers, police and merchants said Monday.
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March 17, 1994 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jewish groups, politicians and the press on Wednesday denounced a decision by the highest German appeals court that an extreme rightist's claim that the Holocaust never occurred is insufficient grounds to convict him of inciting racial hatred. The Federal Court of Justice sent the case against Guenter Deckert, leader of the rightist National Democratic Party, back to a lower court in Mannheim on Tuesday.
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October 3, 1995 | MICHAEL TARM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An extremist convicted of inciting racial hatred in his native Germany shook up the political Establishment in Latvia's parliamentary elections by leading his right-wing party to a finish near the top, returns showed Monday. Joachim Siegerist, who only in recent years claimed Latvian citizenship and doesn't speak his adopted country's language, ran a populist campaign that played on Latvians' fears of the sizable ethnic Russian minority.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1998 | SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeffrey Lee Campbell was 33, fresh out of prison and covered with tattoos when he met Justin Bertone, a rebellious 16-year-old whose smart mouth and erratic behavior were about to get him kicked out of Verdugo Hills High School in Tujunga. Their unlikely friendship--built on a shared hatred of ethnic minorities--began at a high school "kegger" party three years ago and, authorities allege, culminated in a criminal conspiracy.
WORLD
November 10, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A British Muslim who called for Sept. 11-style attacks across Europe during a protest outside the Danish Embassy in London was convicted of stirring up racial hatred. But a jury at London's Old Bailey court was unable to reach a verdict on a separate charge of soliciting murder in the case against Web designer Mizanur Rahman, who allegedly called for the "indiscriminate killing" of British troops in Iraq. He denied both charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 2009 | Corina Knoll
The house, a three-bedroom cream-colored residence on a peaceful street, even had yellow and red roses waving merrily from the front lawn. And while the backyard was cramped, there was a nectarine tree, a red swing set and a small gazebo. This is it, Channise Davy thought. Home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein and Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles' two top lawmen are increasingly at odds over the extent to which gang violence is being fueled by racial hatred. Police Chief William J. Bratton and his top deputies have long cautioned that race-motivated violence remains fairly rare and that gang feuds over turf and drugs are the leading cause of such violence. But over the last few months, Sheriff Lee Baca has publicly voiced a more ominous view of violence between Latino and black gangs.
WORLD
November 10, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A British Muslim who called for Sept. 11-style attacks across Europe during a protest outside the Danish Embassy in London was convicted of stirring up racial hatred. But a jury at London's Old Bailey court was unable to reach a verdict on a separate charge of soliciting murder in the case against Web designer Mizanur Rahman, who allegedly called for the "indiscriminate killing" of British troops in Iraq. He denied both charges.
WORLD
February 8, 2006 | John Daniszewski and Janet Stobart, Times Staff Writers
Britain's best-known Islamic militant, Abu Hamza al Masri, was found guilty Tuesday of encouraging murder and fomenting racial hatred and was sentenced to seven years in prison. The imam of North London's Finsbury Park Mosque from 1997 to 2003, Masri led a radical congregation that included convicted "shoe bomber" Richard Reid and Zacarias Moussaoui, who is facing trial in the U.S. in connection with the Sept. 11 conspiracy. Masri, 47, also is wanted by the United States on terrorism charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2003 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
The two young men grew up next door to each other. They spent hours playing video games in each other's living rooms. As they got older, they shared cigarettes in the driveways and backyards of their Laguna Hills homes. All of which makes the scene in an Orange County courtroom that much harder to fathom.One of the young men, Christopher Hearn, 20, has been convicted of murdering the other, Kenneth Chiu, his then 17-year-old neighbor of more than a decade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2003 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
An Orange County man at the center of a legal debate over the reading of rights to deaf suspects was convicted of murder Wednesday for an attack that prosecutors contended was motivated by ethnic hatred. In a nonjury trial, Orange County Superior Court Judge Kazuharu Makino found Christopher Hearn, 22, guilty of murder and the special enhancements of lying in wait and targeting his victim because of his ethnicity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1999
Thank you for "Mourners Remember Slain Mail Carrier" (Aug. 15). Joseph Ileto, a relative of mine, will be remembered by the family, friends, colleagues and dignitaries who attended his funeral on Saturday. Hopefully his spirit and generosity will be remembered by thousands more who read your story. But we cannot simply remember. For all those who loved him, especially his mother, sisters and brothers, Joseph's death must not be in vain. We as a society must strengthen our commitment to creating communities free of bigotry and racial hatred.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2002 | RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The firebombs thrown at three Azusa houses--homes to African American families with children--sparked more than flames. The acts have ignited the foothill city's passion to rid itself of the roots of racism. More than 500 people from across the ethnic rainbow gathered outside City Hall for "Hands Across Azusa" Sunday afternoon, the city's first Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.
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