In the wake of one of the most divisive presidential campaigns in history, reports of escalating violence, bigotry, and hate crimes have abounded. Yet there is no way to know for sure if these acts are increasing. No reliable national data on hate crimes exist, and no government agency is documenting lower-level incidents of harassment and intimidation.
That’s why The Boston Globe is joining a national coalition of media outlets and other organizations in Documenting Hate, a project led by ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative newsroom, that will collect and verify these reports. If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate. The information you submit in the form below will remain confidential.
Green Line trains at Kenmore Square were briefly on hold Tuesday afternoon and BU issued a shelter-in-place order as police conducted a search inside the tunnels for a suspect.Continue reading »
Jasiel Correia dug his heels in at a news conference on Tuesday, after he was charged last week with defrauding investors.Continue reading »
While some geneticists said the DNA test that Elizabeth Warren released provides evidence of her Native American ancestry, others cautioned that indigenous identity and tribal membership are not determined by genetics but by cultural, familial, and historical ties to a tribe.Continue reading »
A high-stakes case accusing the university of discriminating against Asian-American applicants begins today.Continue reading »
Elizabeth Warren has never fully explained her assertion of Native American ancestry, and the Senate candidate’s extended family has mixed opinions on the question.Continue reading »
Police said the shooting took place at the intersection of Charles and Ditson streets, in the Fields Corner neighborhood.Continue reading »
Officials believe the long-fabled Blue Line expansion to Charles/MGH Station could be done at a much lower cost than a 2010 estimate.Continue reading »
Very chilly weather will arrive in two different outbreaks this week and over the weekend.Continue reading »
The debate over Question 3, the Massachusetts ballot question on transgender rights, is airing on WBUR and Facebook Live.Continue reading »