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News Roundup for August 23, 2011

By Hatewatch Staff on August 23, 2011 - 1:09 pm, Posted in Anti-LGBT, Anti-Semitic, Militias

A college student in Waterloo, Iowa, was killed in a possible hate crime. According to a friend of the victim, a group of individuals taunted the victim with anti-gay slurs, prompting a fight. The victim was knocked to the ground and kicked in the head; he later died. Police are still searching for the suspects.

The manhunt continues for an Oklahoma militiaman accused of sexual assault. Charles Alan Dyer is accused of raping a 7-year-old girl and then fleeing authorities. Police are now concentrating on a small Texas town.

Los Angeles police are investigating a hate crime after a local synagogue was vandalized with white supremacist symbols. Police say that swastikas with “666” and “Go Home” were spray-painted in the property.