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News Roundup for August 8, 2011

By Hatewatch Staff on August 8, 2011 - 1:46 pm, Posted in Anti-LGBT, Anti-Muslim, Anti-White, Militias

The Wisconsin State Fair imposed a curfew on Friday for all people under the age of 18 after a series of racially motivated attacks on its opening night. Police allege that a group of African-American youths attacked fair patrons, as well as police officers, simply because they were white.

The trial of eight members of the Hutaree militia may be postponed until early 2012. The defendants are accused of conspiring to commit a rebellion against the federal government. The defense is asking for the postponement, citing pre-trial issues.

A man in Provincetown, Mass., has been charged in connection with an alleged hate crime committed last week. Dorgee Gyadatsand, 24, allegedly attacked a gay couple as they informed him of his driving in the wrong direction on a one-way street. Police say he used anti-gay language in the unprovoked attack.

The FBI is investigating a possible hate crime against an Ann Arbor resident after she was threatened on Sunday. The victim, a Muslim, alleges that a white man pulled up to her at a stoplight, showed her a handgun and used racial slurs. He told her: “You’re a terrorist.  Your people should be killed.”