Poster for Love and Hate Crime

A documentary series that investigates hate crime in America, at a time when race prejudice accusations are dominating the US political debate and the LGBT community faces new legislation.

Wednesdays at 21:00 on BBC Brit (DStv Channel 120) and streaming live on DStv Now Love and Hate Crime is a documentary series that looks at the dangers facing those who are singled out as ‘different’ and investigates hate crime in America, at a time when race prejudice accusations are dominating the US political debate and the LGBT community faces new legislation.

These hate crimes polarise opinion, inflame passions and exposes prejudice like no other. Cases in the series include the murder of a transgender woman, whose boyfriend claims that he was so shocked at finding out she was born male, he lost control and killed her. Also, we explore how the case of a young man from Texas, killed for being gay by his own boyfriend’s family, has polarised a community. Another case involves that of two white teenage girls from Mississippi who ended up taking part in a race hate killing after a night out. By interviewing police, prosecutors, perpetrators and those close to the victims, this series unravels the mystery of what really happened in each of these unfolding cases and explores the psychology and motivation of those involved and the consequences for the communities they come from.

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