UPDATE: Campus Assault Classified as Hate Crime
City on a Hill Press will continue to update this story as it develops. Update November 17, 5:30 p.m. : UC Santa Cruz Police Department (UCSC PD) has determined the Nov. 11 assault in which a female student reported being followed and attacked by three male…
Louisiana Bill Changes Definition of Hate Crime
Hate crimes are a problem in America. They’re a problem anyone marginalized in our society for their religion, race, gender, sexual orientation or ability. But they are not a significant problem for police officers. Last week, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards extended the state’s hate…
Student Arrested During Kresge Hate Crime Faces 15 Years in Prison
After a hate crime at a Kresge apartment last February, former UC Santa Cruz student and his mutual friend each face up to 15 years in prison. Brandon Beaton, who lived at Kresge, and Jesse Robles were charged with felony assault and felony battery and…
UCSC PD Investigates Fight at Kresge as Hate Crime
Updated, 2/19 In response to the Feb. 7 incident at Kresge College that is being investigated as a hate crime, about 80 people gathered in Kresge Town Hall to support the UC Santa Cruz and LGBT community in an event called “Strength Through Solidarity” on Wednesday….
Courts, SJSU Must Respond With Justice
The ringleader of a series of violent and racist acts committed against a 17-year-old San Jose State University (SJSU) student recently pled “not guilty” to misdemeanor charges of hate crime and battery.