hate crimes

Taunton Man Charged With Hate Crime in Fence Incident
A Taunton man faces a hate crime charge after he allegedly pistol-whipped a man who was urinating on a fence outside his home, according to police. Joseph Amaral, 59, was placed under arrest Thursday night, his guns were confiscated, and he faces numerous charges, including a civil rights violation...
City Council Takes Steps To Open Dialogue With Mayans
  The New Bedford City Council wants to send a clear message to the city's Mayan community that they are welcomed here, and the city will not tolerate any type of discrimination against anyone.   Mayan leaders have said their community has often been the victims of robbery and hate crimes The City Council's Committee on Public Safety approved a series of motions Monday night with the intention of
FBI Releases 2012 Hate Crime Statistics
According to statistics released today by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 5,796 criminal incidents involving 6,718 offenses were reported in 2012 as being motivated by a bias toward a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or physical or mental disability...