clearlake california

Anthony Hammond charged with hate crime for stabbing black man with machete

  • Police in Clearlake, California, have charged 34-year-old Anthony Hammond with a hate crime for allegedly slashing a black neighbor with a machete while yelling racial slurs, the AP wrote on Tuesday.
  • An unnamed black man was reported to have been “seriously injured” in the Saturday attack, the AP wrote, which took place in a parking lot. 
  • Hammond allegedly went back into his apartment and began an “hourslong standoff,” and police said he threatened to kill an officer who transported him to jail as well as the officer’s family. Read more (5/31/17)