Tag Archives: crime

Kathryn Knott: Let Me Out For Good Behavior

Philadelphia.com reports: Convicted gay basher Kathryn Knott was sentenced to five to 10 months in jail on February 8th, but she could get out of jail any day now if Common Pleas Court Judge Roxanne Covington grants her request for early parole. Center City attorney William Brennan, who began representing Knott after her 2015 conviction, has filed a motion asking …

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NEW YORK CITY: Elliot Morales Sentenced To 40 Years To Life For Hate Crime Murder Of Mark Carson

The New York Times reports: Days after a gunman killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida, the judge in a hate-crime murder case in New York invoked the massacre as he sentenced a man to 40 years to life in prison on Tuesday. The man, Elliot Morales, was convicted in March of murder as a hate crime for …

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Orlando Gay Nightclub Mass Shooter Named As Omar Mateen, 31 Year-Old US Citizen From Port St. Lucie

CBS News reports that authorities have named the Orlando nightclub shooter as Omar Mateen, a 31 year-old US citizen from Port St. Lucie, a town on Florida’s east coast about two hours away. Mateen’s parents are reportedly Afghani immigrants. Federal authorities say there are “suggestions” that the killer has ties to radical Islam.

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BREAKING: Mass Shooting At Orlando Gay Nightclub Leaves At Least 20 Dead, 40 Injured [VIDEO]

HORRIBLE. Via ABC News: A shooting at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning has been described as a “domestic terror incident” with at least 20 fatalities and at least 42 hospitalized individuals, officials said. At a press conference on Sunday at 7 a.m., an FBI official was asked if the shooter, who was shot and killed by police, had ties …

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ALABAMA: GOP House Speaker Mike “Sanctity Of Marriage” Hubbard Convicted On 12 Corruption Charges

From the Associated Press: A jury on Friday found Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard guilty on 12 counts of public corruption — agreeing with prosecutors’ assertions that the powerful Republican used the influence and prestige of his political office to benefit his companies and clients. The verdict automatically removes Hubbard, 54, from both the Legislature and the speaker’s office, ending …

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FLORIDA: Finalist From NBC’s The Voice Christina Grimmie Murdered After Orlando Concert [VIDEO]

Orlando’s NBC affiliate reports: “The Voice” singer Christina Grimmie was shot and killed during an autograph signing after her concert in Orlando on Friday night. Grimmie was performing with the band “Before You Exit” at The Plaza Live on Bumby Avenue. According to Orlando police, the concert ended at 10 p.m., and Grimmie, along with band members, stayed to sign …

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DALLAS: Shooting At Love Field Airport [VIDEO]

From the Dallas Morning News: An officer-involved shooting prompted a lockdown Friday afternoon at Dallas Love Field Airport. Video posted on Instagram shows officers responding about 12:20 p.m. with their guns drawn. Several shots can be heard as authorities yelled for someone to stay down. The suspect was taken to a hospital. The video does not show that any officers …

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HONDURAS: Leading LGBT Activist Found Murdered

Michael Lavers reports at the Washington Blade: A prominent LGBT rights activist in Honduras was murdered this week. La Prensa, a Honduran newspaper, reported Rene Martínez’s family reported him missing on Wednesday after he left his home in the city of San Pedro Sula’s Chamelecón neighborhood and got into someone’s car. La Prensa reported that Martínez’s relatives identified his body …

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New Charges For Pharma Douche Martin Shkreli

From the Associated Press: Federal prosecutors in New York have filed additional criminal charges against a pharmaceutical executive who separately was heavily criticized for raising the price of a lifesaving malaria medication. A new indictment filed Friday in Brooklyn says Martin Shkreli and his former attorney Evan Greebel schemed to defraud potential investors of his former drug company Retrophin Inc., …

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Log Cabin Member: Criminals (Otherwise Known As Democrats) Broke My Nose At Donald Trump Rally

“My experience at the Trump rally in San Jose. Protesters = they are criminals, otherwise known as Democrats. Got jumped last night as we exited the rally. Really? For practicing my right to support the next Commander in Chief?? Law enforcement failed last night in San Jose. Failed. Thanks for a broken nose, uncontrollable bleeding, and a bash to the …

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ARIZONA: Anti-LGBT Preacher Assaulted With Baseball Bat During Protest At High School [VIDEO]

Phoenix television reports: Glendale police have arrested a 19-year-old woman suspected of attacking a controversial street preacher with a baseball bat outside Apollo High School. Tabitha Renee Brubaker was taken into custody Thursday. She is facing an aggravated assault charge in connection with the April 26 incident. The sound of a metal bat striking a hard object was captured on …

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Carjackers Use Grindr To Lure Victims

The Los Angeles Times reports: Two carjacking suspects who reportedly used the gay dating app Grindr to lure their victims have been arrested by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, officials said Tuesday. The carjackings occurred over the last two weeks in the high desert communities of Victorville and Adelanto, according to deputies. “On both occasions, the victims had blindly …

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Bill Cosby To Stand Trial On Sex Assault Charges

CNN reports: More than a decade after he was first accused of sexual misconduct, Bill Cosby will go to trial. A Pennsylvania judge found enough evidence during a hearing Tuesday to proceed with a criminal trial. It’s not clear when his trial will start. Cosby faces three counts of felony indecent assault from a 2004 case involving Andrea Constand, an …

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The NRA Endorses Trump

Shocking. The Hill reports: The National Rifle Association (NRA) has endorsed Donald Trump for president. NRA chief lobbyist Chris Cox announced the endorsement Friday during the gun lobby’s annual conference in Louisville, Ky. The NRA told supporters Trump is the only remaining presidential candidate who will defend their Second Amendment rights, and urged skeptical Republicans who supported other candidates during …

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GEORGIA: Former Local Republican Party Chair Arrested On Aggravated Child Molestation Charges

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The former chairman of the Cobb County Republican Party was arrested Friday morning and charged with child molestation, jail records showed. Joseph Russell Dendy, 71, was arrested at his West Cobb home and charged with aggravated child molestation and child molestation, both felonies. He was being held at the Cobb jail without bond early Friday afternoon. …

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White House On Lockdown After Nearby Shooting

DC police have a suspect in custody. Via USA Today: The White House went into lockdown Friday afternoon after what federal law enforcement agencies said was a shooting just outside the West Wing. President Obama was on a golf outing at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland when the shooting occurred. The U.S. Park Police, which has jurisdiction of the …

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PHILADELPHIA: Victims In 2014 Gay Bashing File Civil Lawsuit Against All Three Convicted Attackers

Philly Mag reports: The victims of the September 2014 gay-bashing assault in Center City are taking their attackers to court. Earlier this week, Zachary Hesse and Andrew Haught filed a civil suit against Kathryn Knott, Kevin Harrigan and Philip Williams for their roles in the attack. Harrigan and Williams both escaped jail time when they pleaded guilty last year to …

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DC Grocery Store Security Guard Charged With Assaulting Trans Woman In Restroom [VIDEO]

NBC Washington reports: D.C. police have charged a security guard at a Giant grocery store with simple assault after a transgender woman said the guard forced her out of the women’s restroom. Ebony Belcher, 32, said she went to the Giant in northeast D.C. with a friend to pick up a delivery from the Western Union. While at the Giant, …

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BANGLADESH: Police Arrest Suspect In Terrorist Killing Of Gay Rights Activist Xulhaz Mannan

From the Associated Press: Police in Bangladesh said Sunday that they have arrested a suspected Muslim militant for his alleged involvement in the killing last month of a gay rights activist and his friend in the capital. Police identified the suspect as Shariful Islam Shihab, a former member of the banned Islamic group Harkatul Jihad. They said he joined another …

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Planned Parenthood Killer Found Unfit For Trial

From the New York Times: Robert L. Dear Jr., the self-described “warrior for the babies” who defiantly admitted to carrying out a shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood center here last November, was declared on Wednesday unfit to stand trial by the judge overseeing the case. The ruling by Judge Gilbert A. Martinez found Mr. Dear to be mentally incompetent, …

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