Hate Crime

Maximo De La Cruz-De Jesus, 43, has been charged with one count of criminal mischief on a place of worship.  (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Homeless Man Accused Of Synagogue Vandalism Escapes Mental Treatment Facility

The homeless man accused of vandalizing a Miami Beach synagogue has escaped custody.

09/24/2014

Swastika written on a sign outside Temple Emanu-El on Miami Beach on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Police: Man Arrested In Connection To Swastika At Miami Beach Temple

Police confirmed Tuesday evening they arrested a man in connection to vandalism of a sign in front of a Miami Beach temple.

09/09/2014

(Source: Surfside Police)

Swastika, KKK Spray Painted On Wall Of Surfside Store

Vandals spray scrawled symbols of hate on a wall outside a Surfside Publix store.

09/08/2014

Early Monday morning, spray painted swastikas and the word "Hamas" were discovered on the pillars in front of the Congregation Torah Ve'emunah, at 1000 NE 175th Street, in North Miami Beach.  (Source: CBS4)

Residents In NE Miami-Dade Neighboorhood Gather For Torah Dedication

A Northeast Miami-Dade neighborhood held a Torah dedication ceremony Monday afternoon, a show of unity in the wake of several crimes in the area.

08/18/2014

Early Monday morning, spray painted swastikas and the word "Hamas" were discovered on the pillars in front of the Congregation Torah Ve'emunah, at 1000 NE 175th Street, in North Miami Beach.  (Source: CBS4)

Synagogue Vandalized In NE Miami-Dade

For the second time in as many days, messages of hate targeted members of South Florida’s Jewish community. Early Monday morning, spray painted swastikas and the word “Hamas” were discovered on the pillars in front of the Congregation Torah Ve’emunah.

07/28/2014

July 27, 2014: A family said their cars were "egged" and vandalized in a possible hate crime.  (Source: CBS4)

Two Vehicles Damaged In Apparent Miami Beach Hate Crime

Miami Beach Police are investigating a potential hate crime. It happened along Meridian Avenue in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood on the Beach.

07/27/2014

Braulio Valenzuela-Villanueva (Source: Miami-Dade Police)

Police Say Sex Offender, 73, Burned Home Because Occupants Were Lesbians

A 73-year-old Miami man, who is also a registered sex offender, faces charges of attempted second-degree murder, arson, and committing a hate crime after he allegedly tried to burn down a home with two women and eight children inside because the women are lesbians.

CBS Miami–04/02/2014

Miami Beach police have launched an investigation after hate filled graffiti was found at four locations around the city. (Source: CBS4)

Miami Beach Police Treating Graffiti As Hate Crime

Miami Beach police have launched an investigation after hate filled graffiti was found at four locations around the city.

12/03/2013

Luis Gonzalez  (Source: Hialeah Police)

Sentencing Day For Hialeah Man Convicted Of Hate Crime

A Hialeah man who was convicted of two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon made a tearful plea before a judge.

CBS Miami–09/04/2013

(Source: CBS4) George Zimmerman

Zimmerman Could Be Charged With Hate Crime In Trayvon Martin Shooting

The self appointed Neighborhood Watch captain of a Sanford community who shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin could be charged with a hate crime.

CBS4–03/25/2012

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