Help The Charlotte Observer and ProPublica track hate crimes in North Carolina


Have you been attacked for your identity — your race, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender or sexual orientation? Or have you witnessed a hate crime? Tell us about it.

The Charlotte Observer has joined a collaborative reporting project led by ProPublica to track hate incidents across the country.

Why we’re participating

Since the 2016 election, civil rights groups have reported an increase in bias incidents and hate crimes. But there’s no reliable national data on the nature or prevalence of these incidents.

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Although federal law requires the FBI to ask state and local law enforcement agencies for statistics on hate crimes, thousands of those jurisdictions don’t provide data. There may be as many as 25 to 50 times more hate crimes occurring annually than the total tracked by the FBI, according to estimates from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

These discrepancies exist, at least in part, because victims or witnesses of such incidents don’t report them. When they do, law enforcement may not necessarily classify the incident as a hate crime.

ProPublica launched Documenting Hate in January 2017 to create a database of hate crimes and bias incidents in the United States. Since then, over 170 newsrooms have joined the project and collected nearly 6,000 reports from across the country.

The Observer’s work in the project will build on its past work to track hate crimes and bias incidents, which may not rise to the level of a crime.

In 2016, during the height of debate over House Bill 2 — more commonly known as the “bathroom bill” — the Observer published accounts of intimidation and discrimination in 50 of North Carolina’s 100 counties.

If you have experienced or witnessed a recent hate crime, please use this tool to help us track the prevalence of these incidents locally and nationwide.

Please include your contact information so reporters can contact you to follow up about the incident. (It will not be shared with anyone outside the Documenting Hate project without your permission.)

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American Airlines now departing daily for Charlotte, North Carolina

Munich Airport welcomes new US destination

American Airlines has launched a new service to the land of endless opportunities: Effective immediately, an Airbus A330 will be departing daily from Munich to Charlotte, in the US state of North Carolina. Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, with a total of 46.6 million passengers per year, is comparable to Munich Airport. It is the sixth-largest US airport and one of the busiest American Airlines hubs. The US carrier is planning to offer more than 700 daily connections there by the end of this year.

The decision by the world’s largest airline (in terms of total passenger kilometers in 2018) to expand its services in Munich underscores the important role played by Munich Airport for US routes. In 2018, 1.8 million people departed from Munich for destinations in the USA, making it not only the number one destination country in the intercontinental segment, but also placing it in the top three among all countries served from Munich. Among US destinations served from Munich, Charlotte ranks eighth in total passengers.

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Man taken into custody uninjured after SWAT situation shuts down Charlotte road

Officials say a suicidal man was armed with a gun and had barricaded himself inside the home. (Taylor Simpson | WBTV)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – A man was taken into custody uninjured following a SWAT situation that shut down a road in Charlotte late Wednesday night.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Dundeen Street as police were called around 7 p.m.

When the officers arrived, the man reportedly refused to cooperate and continued to make threats to harm himself.

Additional officers responded to assist and around 10:45 p.m., CMPD SWAT responded to the scene after the man fired a round inside the residence and continued making threats.

Police say an Involuntary Commitment Order was obtained to ensure the man receives the mental health treatment he needs.

In addition, he is being charged with possessing a firearm by a convicted felon. Due to the nature of this incident, police are not releasing his name.

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One taken to the hospital following west Charlotte crash

Micah Smith | WBTV


A person was seriously injured when a vehicle overturned in a crash in west Charlotte Monday morning.

The single-vehicle wreck happened just before 7 a.m. Interstate 85 near Little Rock Road at Exit 30. MEDIC said one person was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with potentially life-threatening injuries.

According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the wreck shut down the right lane on the interstate. The lane is expected to reopen around 8 a.m.

There’s no word on what caused the crash. No other details were released.

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