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No Appeal For Gay-Basher Katherine Knott

Philadelphia Gay News reports: It appears that Kathryn Knott will not file a full appeal of her prison sentence. Knott was convicted of assault and other charges in December, stemming from a 2014 gay-bashing incident, and sentenced to 5 to 10 months in prison Knott would have typically had 30 days after her Feb. 8 sentencing hearing to appeal to …

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Two Year Sentence For Affluenza Teen [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: The “Affluenza” teen will spend the next two years behind bars. A judge ordered Ethan Couch — the Texas teen who dodged a prison sentence for a fatal 2013 DUI crash by claiming he was too privileged to serve time, only to flee the country two years later — to serve four consecutive 180-day …

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TEXAS: Feds Charge GOP Attorney General Ken Paxton With Fraud For Role In Tech Company Scam

From the Dallas Morning News: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday announced fraud charges against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and several others involved in promoting a north Texas tech company. Paxton and a former member of the board of Servergy, Inc., a north Texas tech firm, were charged with allegedly convincing others to buy stock in the …

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Man Charged With Killing Son For Being Gay

From the Los Angeles Times: Los Angeles prosecutors on Friday charged a 69-year-old man with fatally shooting his son outside the family’s North Hills home because the son was gay. The shooting occurred Tuesday when police responded to a call at the family home and found the bodies of Amir Issa, 29 [photo], and his mother, who was not identified. …

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FLORIDA: Former Breitart Columnist Charged With Attempted Murder After Shooting At Sister’s Boyfriend

He’s also CPAC’s 2011 “Blogger Of The Year.” From the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel: A prominent political blogger was arrested Saturday and charged with the attempted murder of his sister’s boyfriend, authorities said. Javier Manjarres, 43, a South Florida-based blogger in the conservative movement with a national following, was arrested after he left his sister’s boyfriend with a broken nose and …

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Trump Campaign Manager Charged With Battery

The Hill reports: Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has been charged in the alleged battery of former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields, local police said Tuesday morning. The Jupiter, Fla., Police Department said Lewandowski has been charged with one count of simple battery for “intentionally” touching Fields. Video released by the police department appears to show Lewandowski reaching his left …

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Today’s US Capitol Shooter Shouted “I’m A Prophet Of God!” During 2015 Protest In House Gallery

It turns out that Capitol Police already knew this guy. From the Daily Beast: ABC and NBC News report police have identified Larry Dawson of Antioch, Tennessee as the gunman who allegedly drew a gun at the visitors center on Monday. Dawson was shot by a police officer and taken to the hospital. In October, Dawson was caught yelling he …

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BREAKING: Brussels Hit With Multiple Terror Attacks, Dozens Killed, Many More Are Injured [VIDEOS]

The BBC reports: Many people have been killed or seriously injured in terrorist attacks at Brussels international airport and a city metro station, Belgium’s PM says. Two blasts tore through the departures area of Zaventem airport shortly after 08:00 local time (07:00 GMT). An hour later, an explosion hit Maelbeek metro station. The airport and whole transport system are closed. …

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ATLANTA: FBI Opens Hate Crime Investigation Into Man Who Poured Boiling Water On Sleeping Gay Couple

The Associated Press reports: The FBI has opened a hate-crime investigation after a man was accused of pouring boiled water on two gay men inside a suburban Atlanta apartment. Authorities say 48-year-old Martin Blackwell, the boyfriend of the mother of victim Anthony Gooden, told investigators he was disgusted with Gooden’s relationship with Marquez Tolbert and poured “a little hot water …

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SEATTLE: Court Orders Man To Pay Back $7.8 Million In Christian Pay-To-Pray Scam [VIDEO]

Paying somebody else to pray that you win the lottery seems about as effective as praying yourself. From Seattle’s ABC affiliate: A Seattle man accused of deceiving people with online Christian websites has agreed to pay consumers $7.8 million. The Washington State Attorney General says the Christian Prayer Center website, where you had to pay to receive prayers, was one …

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ATLANTA: Federal Hate Crime Charge Considered After Man Pours Boiling Water On Gay Couple [VIDEO]

From Atlanta’s ABC affiliate: A young couple is recovering from severe burns after police say a man threw burning water on them — because they are gay. The victims told Channel 2’s Nicole Carr that they were sound asleep, resting after a long day at work, when they were attacked. “The pain doesn’t let you sleep. It’s just, like, it’s …

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PHILADELPHIA: Judge Denies Motion To Reconsider Prison Sentence For Gay-Basher Kathryn Knott

Kathryn Knott is staying in prison. Via the Philly Voice: Judge Roxanne Covington on Monday denied a request to reconsider the sentence of Kathryn Knott, the Bucks County woman convicted of simple assault and related charges in the 2014 beating of a homosexual couple in Center City. “The sentence is well within the guidelines and is as appropriate as I …

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Ellen Page Interviews Serial Killer Of Gays [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Oscar-nominated actor Ellen Page has described how she came face-to-face with a self-confessed serial killer of gay people in Brazil while filming a documentary on attitudes to homosexuality. A former police officer turned hitman told the X-Men star, who came out in 2014, that he had started his murder spree – which he said involved running over …

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ILLINOIS: Two Students Charged With Hate Crime For Defacing Chapel With Trump’s Name And Swastika

And they threw in anti-gay and racist slurs as well. The Chicago Tribune reports: A Cook County judge on Saturday lashed out at two Northwestern University freshmen accused of spray-painting racist and homophobic messages along with the name of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump inside a nondenominational chapel on the university’s campus. “These allegations are disgusting to me,” Judge Peggy …

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FLORIDA: Gun Nut Mom Has Shoplifting Record

The Florida gun rights activist who was shot in the back by her toddler son earlier this week has a record for shoplifting clothes that she hid in her son’s stroller. Via the Daily Mail: Jamie Gilt, 30, was arrested by Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department on April 4, 2013 after she was detained by security guards at Dillard’s department store in …

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Redneck Trump Supporter Warns Black Protester He Assaulted: “Next Time, We Might Have To Kill Him”

Inside Edition reports: The Trump supporter who was filmed sucker punching a protester during Wednesday’s rally in North Carolina said: “Next time, we might have to kill him.” Multiple videos show the protester, 26-year-old Rakeem Jones, raising a middle finger to the crowd as security escorted him from the rally – before the unnamed supporter punched him to the ground. …

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PHILADELPHIA: Three High School Football Players Charged With Broomstick Assault On “No Gay Thursday”

Philly.com reports: The football players at Conestoga High School had a nickname for the rituals they performed each week, according to prosecutors. No-Gay Thursday. Some players avoided the locker room that day, when players considered certain sexual behavior permissible. The hazing at the elite Chester County public school, routinely ranked near the top academically in national ratings, escalated into assault …

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LAPD Tests Knife Found On OJ Simpson’s Property

Whoa. From the Los Angeles Times: In another twist in the long-running O.J. Simpson saga, Los Angeles police are investigating and testing a knife that was reportedly recovered on property once owned by the former football star. The elite Robbery-Homicide Division is investigating a buck knife now in the department’s possession. The knife was apparently turned over to a police …

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NEW YORK CITY: Confessed Killer Of Gay Man Calls Transgender Woman He Dated As Character Witness

This is an interesting development. The New York Post reports: A killer who shot a man on a Manhattan street after hurling gay epithets has a longtime transsexual lover who insists the defendant is no bigot. Elliot Morales, acting as his own lawyer for the hate-crime slaying of gay stranger Mark Carson, called as his first witness a former flame …

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PHILADELPHIA: Judge To Hear Motion On Resentencing Hearing For Convicted Gay-Basher Kathryn Knott

From the Philly Voice: Judge Roxanne Covington will hear a resentencing motion next week for Kathryn Knott, the Bucks County woman convicted of simple assault and related charges in the 2014 beating of a gay couple in Center City. Last month, Covington sentenced Knott last month to 5-to-10 months in prison and two years of probation for her role in …

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