News Roundup for September 12, 2011

Police say that security video footage was used to track down a man who was arrested for slashing another man in the face and arm at a convenience store near Lafayette, Ind., during a suspected hate crime. The victim said he was talking on the phone at 2 a.m. when the suspect cut him while yelling racial slurs.

A judge will decide today whether four people accused of a cross burning in Arroyo Grande, Calif., knew they were targeting a black teen. The teen was watching television in March when she saw a burning cross in her neighbor’s yard. The decision will determine whether hate crime enhancements will be added to other charges.

An Albanian man was arraigned in federal court Friday on charges that he provided material support to terrorists and had been planning to join a radical Islamic group in Pakistan. Agron Hasbajrami, who had been living legally in Brooklyn since 2008, allegedly sent more than $1,000 to a contact in Pakistan over the past year for the purpose of financing terrorist activities abroad.