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NYPD: Hate Crimes Against Muslims, Jews Up Due To Unrest Overseas

Suspected hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim people are up following unrest overseas, according to the New York City police department.

09/17/2014

Sandeep Singh was hospitalized after an alleged hit-and-run incident in Ozone Park, Queens. (credit: The Sikh Coalition/YouTube)

Suspect Charged With Hate Crimes After Allegedly Hitting Sikh Man With Truck

Police have arrested a Long Island man, charging him with hate crimes for allegedly calling a Sikh man a terrorist before running him over.

08/19/2014

The NYPD hate crimes unit is trying to track down whoever posted anti-Muslim fliers in a Bensonhurst apartment complex. (Credit: CBS 2)

NYPD Investigating Anti-Muslim Fliers In Bensonhurst

Muslim residents in a Brooklyn apartment complex are on edge after anti-Islamic fliers were posted there.

07/29/2014

FILE -- Rep. Steve Israel (credit: Getty Images)

Rep. Israel Calls For Federal Hotline To Help Hate Crime Victims

Long Island U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday introduced legislation to set up a national toll-free telephone service, and a secure website, to attend to victims of hate crimes.

07/08/2014

Marcelo Lucero

Suffolk County Reaches Agreement To Improve Hate Crime Investigations

The Suffolk County Police Department has reached a tentative agreement to enhance investigations of hate crimes and bias incidents, in the wake of federal scrutiny following the 2008 hate crime killing of an Ecuadorean immigrant.

12/03/2013

Ronkonkoma Menorah Vandalized

Police: Menorah Found Vandalized On Long Island

Police were searching Monday night for the vandals who damaged a menorah in Suffolk County.

12/02/2013

Swastikas in Midwood, Jan. 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Report: Hate Crimes Surge In Suffolk, New York City

The report from the state Division of Criminal Justice Services obtained by Newsday shows the number of hate crimes rose 200 percent in Suffolk County from 2011 to 2012.

11/08/2013

FILE -- NYPD car is viewed in Times Square. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Report: Teens Hurled Racial Slurs In Brooklyn Beating

Three teenage boys and a 12-year-old girl were arrested in connection with an attack in Brooklyn last week, in which a published report said racial slurs were hurled by the alleged assailants.

10/20/2013

Assemblyman David Weprin (credit: Flickr/David Weprin)

Assemblyman Weprin Leads Rally Against Bias Attacks Targeting Sikhs

In the wake of a suspected bias attack on a Columbia University professor earlier this month, state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Queens) joined members of the Sikh Cultural Society Sunday in a rally against hate crimes.

09/29/2013

Welts from Ramapo paintball attack (credit: Joseph Gestetner/handout)

Police: 3 Charged With Hate Crimes In Ramapo Paintball Attack

Police say Shashi Ramsaroop, Lindsey Peaks and Demetrius Latrell Torain were arrested on assault, aggravated harassment, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal tampering charges.

08/08/2013

Assemblyman Dov Hikind (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Assemblyman Dov Hikind Blasts DA Cyrus Vance For Handling Of Suspect In Anti-Semitic Incidents

David Haddad, 56, was arrested for allegedly making anti-Semitic phone calls to elderly women and vandalized the inside of an apartment building.

01/19/2012

Jeffrey Conroy, 19, seen to the left, was convicted of manslaughter as a hate crim on Monday, April 19, 2010. His victim, Marcelo Lucero, to the right, was an Ecuadorean Immigrant living in Patchogue. (credit: 1010 WINS)

Dept. Of Justice Turns Up Heat On Suffolk PD Over Hate Crimes Against Latinos

After a two-year investigation, the Justice Department is urging the Suffolk County Police Department to change procedures for hate crime investigations involving Latinos. The feds cite the case of Marcelo Lucero.

09/14/2011

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Officials Say Hate Crimes On The Rise In New York City

New York officials say there were 699 hate crimes statewide last year, up 2 percent from a year earlier.

07/14/2011

Keith Phoenix was convicted of the murder as a hate crime and could face life in prison.

Community Holds Vigil For Hate Crime Victims

A vigil was held in Brooklyn over the weekend in memory of a hate crime.

12/12/2010

Staten Island bias crimes

Safe Zones To Be Created On Staten Island

Community leaders used “National Night Out Against Crime” as an opportunity to announce a new plan to fight bias crime in Port Richmond.

CBS 2–08/04/2010