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2014-02-25 23:29:50

New York civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm welcomes CombatHate, a new smartphone app that allows users to instantly and confidentially record and report incidents of hate crime. New York, New York (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 A smartphone app called CombatHate was introduced by law enforcement officials and community leaders at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, California. The new CombatHate app allows users to instantly and anonymously record and...

2013-09-27 12:24:56

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The overall number of crimes in Pennsylvania reported to the Pennsylvania State Police through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system decreased 1.2 percent in 2012, with violent crimes declining 1.4 percent from last year. The statistics are included in the 2012 Uniform Crime Report available online through the Public Services link at www.psp.state.pa.us. The total number of crimes reported in 2012 was 917,029, compared to the...

2013-07-10 16:25:13

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) expressed deep concern over recent reports of a cross burning incident which took place in Lilesville, North Carolina on July 6, 2013. According to news reports, police were called to a residence in Lilesville at 4:30 a.m., where officers found a cross burning in an African American family's yard. Four Caucasian individuals have been arrested and charged in connection with what police have deemed...

2013-05-06 16:25:30

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today urged state and federal law enforcement authorities to bring hate crime charges against two suspects who allegedly verbally and physically assaulted a Muslim student in Boston, Mass. CAIR said the alleged victim, a 23-year-old American citizen of Algerian heritage, was assaulted Saturday evening by the two white males...

2013-03-13 20:21:11

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) expressed deep concern over recent reports of an alleged attack against a transgender individual and a friend in Silver Spring on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. According to news reports, the attack occurred at 2:35 pm after the two individuals were followed by four people while walking down the street in downtown Silver Spring. The attackers reportedly made comments regarding the sexuality of the victims before...

2013-01-24 08:29:21

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dark matter refers to the area of the brain where sensory perception is processed and converted into an action. This area contains an integrated neural network, evaluating whether the sensory input is familiar or strange, friendly or hostile, and moral or immoral. The outcome of this evaluation is whether to "fight or flight" or "tend and befriend." It's been well established two hormones play a significant role in defining social behaviors...

2013-01-04 05:01:51

New York civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm rails against hate crime. Most recently, a woman pushed a man in front of an oncoming elevated train motivated by hatred for what she perceived to be his religious beliefs. New York, New York (PRWEB) January 03, 2013 In an extreme case of hate crime, a woman was arrested and charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime. Her alleged victim was a man she thought was either Hindu or Muslim. He died after being...

2012-10-09 14:15:44

Research will include widest range of groups to be investigated in a single study Britain's most comprehensive study of hate crime is being launched this month in Leicester by a specialist research team at the University of Leicester. Criminologists from the University are starting a major two-year project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, examining the experiences of those who are victimized because of their identity, vulnerability or perceived 'difference' in the...

2012-09-25 06:24:35

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The overall number of crimes in Pennsylvania reported to the Pennsylvania State Police through the Uniform Crime Reporting System decreased .7 percent in 2011, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced today. Violent crimes declined .9 percent during 2011, the lowest total since 2003, Noonan said. The statistics are included in the 2011 Uniform Crime Report available online through the Public Services link at...

2012-09-24 10:27:18

Constitutional scholars to explore free speech, privacy, and hate speech and where to draw the line in cyberspace. HOUSTON, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube, and more than half a billion active websites, the Internet provides a forum where messages can spread at lightning speed. At this moment, extremist publications and films appearing online have sparked protests across the world. (Logo:...