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Rahima Nasa

Reporting Fellow

Rahima Nasa is a reporting fellow for ProPublica’s Documenting Hate project. A journalist who covers crime, courts and politics, she has worked for The New York Daily News and “The Brian Lehrer Show” on WNYC, among others. She graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and is a Bangladesh-born native New Yorker.

Police Are Mislabeling Anti-LGBTQ and Other Crimes as Anti-Heterosexual

ProPublica sent public-records requests to more than 50 police departments that reported anti-heterosexual hate crimes to the FBI. None of the reports we could track down actually included evidence of hate crimes against straight people.

At a Killer’s Sentencing, Native Americans Talk of Both Healing and Enduring Suspicions

A white man in Washington state got 7 1/2 years for a killing some said was fueled by hate.

A Killing at Donkey Creek

Jimmy Smith-Kramer, a basketball legend on the Quinault Nation reservation, was 20 when he was mowed down by a white man in a pickup truck. The decision not to charge a hate crime, and recent talk of a plea deal, has re-opened ancient wounds.

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