Archives: hate crimes

Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting and Hate Crimes

Amish hate crimes. In 2012 members of a breakaway Amish group were convicted of federal hate crimes against members of their own faith. Recently a court overturned those charges, potentially redefining laws for victims from protected classes. We’ll look at the case, and at the violent incidents in a peace-loving community.

Safe and Proud: A Look at Anti-Gay Violence

Columbus has experienced a string of attacks targeting gay men in the last two weeks. The assaults and robberies occurred just as the city gears up for its 2013 Pride Festival, and allies say hate crimes are more common than reported. This hour, we’ll take a look at this disturbing trend, and hear from advocates about what they’re doing to help.