Hate Crimes

Joshua Haiar

In The Moment ... August 8, 2019 Show 633 Hour 1

Proponents are looking to pass a hate-crime amendment to tribal law on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Muffy Mousseau and Felipa Deleon join In The Moment as they were instrumental in the legalization of same sex marriage at Pine Ridge.

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A house committee is rejecting a bill that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of hate crimes in state statute.

According to the US Department of Justice, sexual orientation and gender identity made up over 27 percent of hate crimes in the country.

Democratic State Representative Kelly Sullivan is the prime sponsor of the bill. She says it’s unfortunate the bill didn’t pass in light of other legislation that zero’s in on the LGBTQ community.

PBS

In The Moment ... November 20, 2018 Show 464 Hour 1

ProPublica and FRONTLINE reporter A.C. Thompson has been following the rise of white supremacist violence in America for several years.

FRONTLINE's "Documenting Hate: New American Nazis" seeks to answer the questions of where this hatred comes from by exposing the objectives of the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen. FRONTLINE airs tonight at 8:00 pm. Central on SDPB-TV.

Victoria Wicks file photo

Reports of hate crimes to the FBI have gone up over the past two years. But what constitutes a hate crime is frequently misunderstood. If the intent behind a crime can be proven to be hatred of a victim for certain characteristics, that's a hate crime. But not all hateful actions are crimes.

At a recent forum in Rapid City, criminal justice officials came together to discuss hate crimes and take questions from local residents.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this report.

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In The Moment ... November 27, 2017 Show 227 Hour 2

He was a Georgetown-educated doctor with a passion for rural healthcare. Dr. Ayaz Virji is Chief of Staff for Johnson Memorial Health Services and Medical Director at Primary Care Clinic in Dawson, Minnesota. Dr. Virji delivers a Wolf Talk at Northern State University in Aberdeen on November 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Blue Room at the Johnson Fine Arts Center. We talk about the 2016 election, the racism and hatred this Muslim physician has experienced in small-town America, and the potential path to interfaith healing.