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January 26, 2015 at 12:12 PM

Man accused of hate-crime attack on Capitol Hill

Police arrested a man for a suspected hate crime after he threatened three men with a knife and yelled derogatory remarks about their sexual orientation. The victims were crossing at Harvard Avenue and East Pike Street shortly after midnight Sunday when the man began yelling slurs, threatened to stab them and began chasing them with a…

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December 9, 2014 at 1:52 PM

$50,000 bail for sailor accused of hate crime attack on Seattle cabbie

A judge set bail at $50,000 on Monday for a 26-year-old sailor accused of a hate crime after police say he beat an immigrant taxi driver unconscious and told him to “go back to your own country,” according to a court document. In a document of probable cause, which lays out the case, Seattle police say the cab driver picked up …

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November 20, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Trial opens for 2 ex-Seattle firefighters accused of attacking homeless man

Trial began Thursday afternoon for two former Seattle firefighters and a woman accused of attacking a homeless man who was sleeping on a memorial to fallen firefighters in Occidental Park. The former firefighters, Scott Bullene and Robert Howell, and Bullene’s girlfriend, Mia Jarvinen, were each charged with fourth-degree assault and malicious harassment, the state’s version of a hate crime….

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October 6, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Man accused of hate crime after threatening whites, gays on Capitol Hill

A man denied entry into a Capitol Hill nightclub early Saturday was arrested after he threatened gays and whites, Seattle police said. The 28-year-old man, described as intoxicated by witnesses, was prevented from entering the club in the 1500 block of Broadway shortly after midnight, according to police. He became angry and reportedly said “all white people should die” and “all…

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July 23, 2014 at 2:32 PM

SPD: Man threatens strangers with knife, goes on ‘homophobic rant’

Seattle police say they arrested a man this morning after he pulled a knife on two people inside a supermarket while in the midst of a “homophobic rant.” A man and woman, who police identified as gay, were shopping at the QFC at Broadway and East Pike Street around 1 a.m. when the armed man began leering at the woman, police said. The…

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August 5, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Man chased, beaten on Capitol Hill in apparent hate crime

A 37-year-old man suffered a broken nose and other injuries early this morning when he was attacked by a group of men and women because of his sexual orientation, according to Seattle police. The man was walking near the 200 block of Summit Avenue East just after midnight when he was approached by three men and…

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July 24, 2013 at 5:20 AM

Racist graffiti sprayed on torched car in Seattle

Racist graffiti was spray-painted on a car before it was destroyed by fire early this morning in the 2500 block of East Pine Street, police said. The fire that destroyed the 1970 Cadillac Deville convertible is being investigated as a possible hate crime. There were no injuries. The owner, who is African American, told KIRO-TV that he had no idea…

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May 31, 2013 at 5:33 PM

5 accused of hate crime for attack on black man on Capitol Hill

Five men remain in King County Jail on investigation of malicious harrassment, the state’s hate-crime statute, after probable cause was found earlier this week that they beat a man on Capitol Hill in an unprovoked attack that was apparently prompted by the alleged victim’s race and sexual orientation. The suspects are all white males with out-of-state home addresses, according to…

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