The Trump administration’s harsh immigration policies — including the forced separation of parents and children and the denial of parole to asylum-seekers without criminal records — are running into a buzzsaw in federal courtrooms across the country.
A 62 years old man chastising a woman at a Chicago forest preserve for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag on it has been charged with two felony counts of committing a hate crime in addition to misdemeanor counts of assault and disorderly conduct he already faced.
A Sikh man who was putting up campaign re-election signs for a California GOP congressman was reportedly attacked in the first week and told to “go back to your country” in a case that police are investigating as a hate crime
The police reportedly called on a San Francisco lemonade business owner opening his own business and questioned him outside his own store on suspicion of burgling it. The owner is blaming racism for a call to police.
Employees at a Safeway supermarket in Mountain View, California, called 911 on an African-American woman and her family because they suspected them of shoplifting, police said. Safeway has since apologized for what the store said was a misunderstanding
From a pair of Native American women to a Somali refugee to the first openly gay man elected governor, the 2018 midterm elections brought a series of history-making votes that marked major accomplishments for women and LGBT candidates