hate crime Section

FBI takes over investigation of alleged assault on Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta

FBI takes over investigation of alleged assault on Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta

Photo from The B-Town Blog’s live video of Matta’s press conference. The Seattle Times is reporting that the investigation into the alleged ‘hate crime’ assault last month of Burien... [Read more]

Suspect turns self in, arrested for Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta’s assault incident

Suspect turns self in, arrested for Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta’s assault incident

Monday night (July 23) at around 9 p.m., a 62-year old suspect from Burien turned himself in to Burien Police in connection with Saturday’s assault of Mayor Jimmy Matta. He was arrested and subsequently... [Read more]

VIDEO: Raw footage of Mayor Matta’s press conference re: Hate Crime assault

VIDEO: Raw footage of Mayor Matta’s press conference re: Hate Crime assault

On Monday afternoon, July 23, Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta held a press conference at City Hall to discuss the ‘hate crime’ assault he suffered at the Olde Burien Block Party on Saturday, July... [Read more]

Discover Burien releases statement re: Hate Crime at Olde Burien Block Party

Discover Burien releases statement re: Hate Crime at Olde Burien Block Party

Following an incident where Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta was assaulted on Saturday, July 21, 2018 during the Olde Burien Block Party, Interim Executive Director Debra George issued the following statement: “The... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Burien Police consider anti-Mexican graffiti on RV as ‘hate crime’

FOLLOWUP: Burien Police consider anti-Mexican graffiti on RV as ‘hate crime’

The Burien Police Department told The B-Town Blog on Monday (Jan. 23) that it considers the recent anti-Mexican graffiti left on an RV as a ‘Malicious Harassment’ or hate crime. This charge... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Racist, anti-Mexican hate graffiti found on RV in Burien Tuesday

PHOTOS: Racist, anti-Mexican hate graffiti found on RV in Burien Tuesday

WARNING: The following post contains a Tweet that includes photos of an “F word” that many might consider “not safe for young kids”: Racist, anti-Mexican graffiti was found spray... [Read more]

Two cars torched, ant-semitic graffiti found at Burien home Thursday morning

Two cars torched, ant-semitic graffiti found at Burien home Thursday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that just before 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning (Nov. 3) they responded to a report of a fire and possible hate crime in Burien. An explosion and fire happened... [Read more]

UPDATE: Man wanted for hate crime in SeaTac has been identified

UPDATE: Man wanted for hate crime in SeaTac has been identified

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: UPDATE FRIDAY APRIL 3, 2015: The man wanted for a hate crime in SeaTac has been identified: Det’s have ID’d hate crime suspect based on your tips! Thx... [Read more]

Special Needs Man Severely Beaten In Burien Thurs. Night; Police Seeking Help

Special Needs Man Severely Beaten In Burien Thurs. Night; Police Seeking Help

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 21-year old man was severely beaten as he walked home from downtown Burien Thursday night (Nov. 17) around 9 p.m. Police say that Joshua Sheen,... [Read more]

Burien Woman Charged With Hate Crime Against Muslims Pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Burien Woman Charged With Hate Crime Against Muslims Pleads ‘Not Guilty’

KING5 is reporting that a Burien woman charged with a hate crime after allegedly attacking two Muslim women at a Tukwila gas station has pleaded not guilty. As we reported Oct. 21st, Jennifer Leigh Jennings,... [Read more]

Burien Woman Calls Women “Suicide Bombers,” Accused Of Hate Crime

Burien Woman Calls Women “Suicide Bombers,” Accused Of Hate Crime

KING5.com is reporting that Jennifer Leigh Jennings, 37, of Burien, has been charged with malicious harassment for verbally and physically attacking two women Saturday at a Tukwila gas station. The... [Read more]