Crime

FLORIDA: Craig Jungwirth Indicted On Federal Terrorism Charge Over Threats Against Gay Bars, Faces 5 Years

The Orlando Sentinel reports: An Orlando man accused of posting online threats toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in South Florida was indicted Thursday in federal court. According to court documents, Craig Allen Jungwirth, 50, posted threats against the LGBT community in Wilton Manors on Facebook on Aug. 30. Wifredo A. Ferrer, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District …

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CLEVELAND: Street Where Trump Supporter Don King Murdered A Man To Be Named For Don King [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: A Cleveland street where iconic boxing promoter Don King once killed a man 50 years ago is about to be renamed… Don King Way. Only in America. The Cleveland City Council plans to rename an area of Cedar Avenue between East 36th Street and Stokes Boulevard after the bombastic boxing hall of famer, according …

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NEW YORK CITY: Gay Man Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison Over 2015 Chair-Clubbing Attack On Gay Couple

You may recall that the incident, caught on a video that went viral nationwide, was widely characterized as a hate crime until it was learned that all involved parties are gay. Duncan Osbourne reports at Gay City News: Bayna-Lekheim El-Amin was sentenced to nine years in prison and three years post-release supervision for assaulting two men in the Dallas BBQ …

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PHILADELPHIA: Jesus Found Guilty Of Trespassing After Refusing To Take Giant Cross Out Of Apple Store

Philadelphia’s NBC affiliate reports: Philly Jesus is preaching a message of forgiveness after being found guilty of trespassing stemming from his arrest at a Center City Apple Store earlier this year. “The son of man will triumph over these bogus charges,” said Michael Grant, aka Philly Jesus, ahead of Wednesday morning’s trial. Despite being found guilty of misdemeanor defiant trespass …

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Dramatic Clip Shows Furious Witnesses Chasing Down Trump Fan Who Punched Elderly Disabled Woman

Watch below. The Los Angeles Times reports: Dramatic video has emerged of people chasing down a man believed to have punched a 69-year-old woman on oxygen at a Donald Trump rally, showing the escalation of emotions from both protesters and supporters. Shirley Teeter told a local ABC News affiliate that she attended the event in Asheville, N.C., to protest Trump. …

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DEPLORABLES: Police Issue Warrant For Trump Fan Who “Cold-Cocked” Elderly Woman On Oxygen Tank

Asheville’s ABC affiliate reports: Police say they arrested five people at Trump’s Monday night rally in Asheville, and as of publishing have warrants out for two more people. Police plan to arrest Richard Campbell of Edisto Island, South Carolina for assault on a female. That female is 69-year-old Shirley Teeter. She has protested her whole life. Now she adds Trump …

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OHIO: Ex-Mayor Who “Dedicated Life To Jesus” Charged With Raping 4 Year-Old, Blames Her As “Willing”

Upon his election as mayor of Hubbard, Ohio, Richard Keenan declared that he was bringing Christ with him, telling the local press, “Dedicating my life to Jesus has changed my life. Don’t preach it, live it.” Which brings us to today. Via Raw Story: A former Ohio mayor has admitted to repeatedly raping a child, prosecutors said — but the …

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NEW YORK CITY: Accused Ponzi Scammer Martin Shkreli Taunts Hillary Outside Chelsea’s Apartment [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Embattled ex-pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli showed up outside of Chelsea Clinton’s New York City apartment Sunday to taunt Hillary Clinton about her health. The Democratic presidential nominee left a 9/11 memorial ceremony early Sunday after becoming “overheated,” aides said. After resting at her daughter’s apartment, she emerged, telling reporters she felt great. Shkreli stood outside yelling and …

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KENTUCKY: Father On TLC’s “Quiverfull” Christian Reality Show The Willis Family Arrested For Child Rape

Yet another scandal for one of TLC’s Christian reality shows. NBC News reports: The patriarch of a family featured on the TLC reality television show “The Willis Family” was arrested Friday and charged with rape of a child stemming from an alleged sexual encounter around 12 years ago, authorities said. Toby Nathaniel Willis, 46, was arrested in Greenville, Kentucky, by …

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SHOCK: Court Tosses Conviction Of Student Whose Anti-Gay Bullying Led To Suicide Of Tyler Clementi

The New York Daily News reports: The 15-count conviction against a Rutgers University student who spied on his roommate and caught him kissing another man — leading to the roommate’s suicide — was thrown out by a New Jersey appeals court Friday. Dharun Ravi will face a new trial on some of the original charges, but not all of them. …

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FLORIDA: Craig Jungwirth Appears Before Federal Judge, May Get Monday Release On Pretrial Bond

Orlando’s NBC affiliate reports: Craig Jungwirth, 50, who is facing federal charges of making an online threat to members of the gay community in a small South Florida town, will remain in custody through the weekend. That may change by Monday. In his first court appearance Thursday afternoon, Jungwirth’s attorney told federal Magistrate David Baker that he will ask for …

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OREGON: Militia Nutjob Ammon Bundy Demands Right To Wear Cowboy Boots While On Trial In Federal Court

Via Mediaite: The lawyer for Bundy son Ammon Bundy argued in court Tuesday that his client has the right to wear cowboy boots when facing a jury in his upcoming trial. Bundy, who was arrested with his father Cliven Bundy after seizing control and occupying Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, was informed by the U.S. Marshals that he wouldn’t be able …

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NEW YORK CITY: Priest Who Said Catholic Gays Must Remain Celibate Accused Of Molesting Teenage Boy

The Archdiocese of New York says the accusation is “credible.” The New York Daily News reports: A priest who once said homosexuals had to live a “celibate life” to be good Catholics has been accused of molesting a 15-year-old boy at a Bronx church about 30 years ago. But without a change to the statute of limitations on child sex …

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Jill Stein To Face Trespassing And Vandalism Charges

The Associated Press reports: North Dakota authorities plan to pursue charges against Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein for spray-painting construction equipment at a Dakota Access Pipeline protest. Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said Tuesday that the charges would be for trespassing and vandalism. State court records Tuesday evening didn’t yet list any formal counts against Stein. A spokeswoman for …

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Playboy Playmate Faces Six Months In Jail After Elderly Victim In Body-Shaming Gym Photo Presses Charges

TMZ reports: The LAPD has finally tracked down the woman Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers body shamed and they’ll ask prosecutors to nail her. We’ve learned the woman — in her 70’s — wants Mathers to feel the full force of the law for taking a pic of her while she was changing clothes in the locker room of an LA …

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FLORIDA: Man Accused Of Making Terrorist Threats Against Gay Bars Arrested On Unrelated Charges

The Orlando Sentinel reports: A man linked to social media posts threatening a Pulse-style attack against the LGBT community in South Florida was arrested Saturday by the Florida Highway Patrol on an unrelated charge, officials said. A Broward County judge on Saturday held an emergency hearing to issue an arrest warrant for Craig Jungwirth, 50, for a violating bond conditions …

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VIRGINIA: Romanian Hacker Who Revealed Hillary’s Server Sentenced To 52 Months In Federal Prison

CBS News reports: Forty-four year-old Marcel Lehel Lazar, a Romanian hacker who calls himself “Guccifer,” has been sentenced to 52 months in prison. Lazar focused primarily on high-profile political figures — he is credited with uncovering Hillary Clinton’s private email address when he hacked Sidney Blumenthal’s email, and he also released the first self-portrait painted by former President George W. …

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INDIANA: Woman Cites Mike Pence’s RFRA Law In Defense For Beating Her 7 Year-Old Son With Hanger

The Chicago Tribune reports: The attorney for a woman charged with child abuse for allegedly beating her son with a coat hanger says Indiana’s religious objections law gives her the right to discipline her children according to her evangelical Christian beliefs. Kihn Par Thaing, 30, of Indianapolis was arrested in February on felony abuse and neglect charges after a teacher …

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FLORIDA: Police Agencies Investigate Online Terrorist Threats Against Wilton Manors Gay Bars [VIDEO]

The suspect is a gay man with a lengthy criminal history who is very well known to the South Florida bear community, bar owners, and club promoters. Via Miami’s NBC affiliate: The Broward LGBT community is on edge after threats were made on social media. Some bars in Wilton Manors, like Rumors Bar and Grill, are stepping up security with …

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LOS ANGELES: Singer Chris Brown In Standoff With SWAT Team, Reportedly Hurls Drugs From Window

The Los Angeles Times reports: Los Angeles police are seeking a search warrant for singer Chris Brown’s Tarzana home to look for a weapon he allegedly used to threaten a woman early Tuesday morning, according to law enforcement sources. Officers responded to a woman’s call for help at the residence in the 5000 block of Corbin Avenue about 3 a.m. …

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