Prosecutors charge man with hate crime in acid attack

Authorities say a white Wisconsin man asked a Hispanic man, ‘why did you invade my country?’ and threw acid on his face. A 61-year-old white man accused of throwing acid on a Hispanic man’s face in the state of Wisconsin will be charged with a hate crime, increasing the possible sentence he may receive if convicted, prosecutors announced on Wednesday. Prosecutors filed one charge against Clifton Blackwell – first-degree reckless injury – but added the sentencing enhancers of hate crime and use of a dangerous weapon. The two enhancers could…

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Prosecutors drop sex assault case against actor Kevin Spacey

Prosecutors say they are dropping the criminal case ‘due to an unavailability of the complaining witness’ Massachusetts prosecutors on Wednesday announced they had dropped a criminal case alleging that former House of Cards star Kevin Spacey groped an 18-year-old man at a bar in Nantucket more than three years ago. Prosecutors said they decided to drop the felony indecent assault and battery charge against the Oscar winner after the alleged victim invoked his right under the United States Constitution against giving self-incriminating testimony. Spacey’s lawyers had previously accused the man…

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