TBS Today, May 3

Two short stories today: More details about a case we covered earlier this week and hate crime charges from a recent incident in Berkeley.

Hate crimes in Berkeley peaked last year, with 46 of them reported in Berkeley, according to BPD data.

Nearly 30% of those hate crimes were described as anti-Black, which was the most common category listed.

Father, baby pistol-whipped during robbery, 3 men charged
During the robbery, the men pointed a gun at the baby’s head and threatened to kill him if his father didn’t comply, police wrote.
Berkeley police: Man with blade charged with hate crime
Alain Krause Campos “used racial slurs to describe the victim” and told police he had confronted him because “he pissed me off.”

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Berkeley Scanner wins national award for online local news
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In 2021, BPD detectives linked Nute to three armed robberies in Berkeley within just 30 minutes.

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