2020 Saw Highest Number of Hate Crimes in 20 Years: FBI

One of the main findings of the latest revised FBI report is that hate crimes against people of Asian descent rose by 76 percent in 2020 — furthering the FBI’s finding that 60 percent of hate crimes were carried out on the basis of an individual’s race. 


Hate Crimes Reach ‘Shocking’ 12-Year High

The number of hate crimes recorded in 2020 rose to the highest level in 12 years, with attacks on Black and Asian people driving the surge, according to data compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

Appeals Court Upholds Dylann Roof’s Death Sentence

A three-judge panel found Roof competent to stand trial and rejected claims of mental illness. Roof was convicted in the killing nine Black parishioners at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. as they prayed during Bible study in 2015.