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MACEDONIA: Hooded Mob Trashes LGBT Center In Nation’s Capital Of Skopje

Via Balkan Insight: Around 20 hooded hooligans tried to wreck the second birthday party of the centre for support of the LGBT community on Thursday in Skopje, vandalizing the “Damar” cafe in the Old Bazaar area, where the event took place. A woman was injured after the hooligans threw a bottle at her head. Witnesses said the attack only lasted …

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NYPD To Get Mobile Fingerprint Scanners

Claiming that the device will reduce the numbers that are held pending investigations, the NYPD is spending $160M on mobile devices that will allow officers to scan a suspect’s fingerprints in order to check for outstanding warrants. “You can literally, with this technology, take a fingerprint on a street corner in New York City,” Mayor de Blasio said. “This is …

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OTTAWA: Soldier Victim Named, Suspect Described As Canadian Convert To Islam

The National Post has named the soldier that was killed in today’s attack at Ottawa’s Parliament Hill. Corporal Nathan Cirillo, 24, a reservist based out of Hamilton, Ontario, was standing guard at the National War Memorial this morning when the attack began. Reuters has emerging details about the 32 year-old Canada-born gunman who was killed near the scene by 58 …

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BROOKLYN: Transgender Woman Critically Injured In Brutal Street Attack

The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating a brutal street attack on Brooklyn transgender woman that took place on Sunday night. From the New York Daily News: The four bias brutes who beat a 28-year-old transgender woman unconscious on a Brooklyn street corner — leaving her with critical injuries — spewed anti-gay epithets and demanded to know what she …

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BROOKLYN: Hate Crime And Attempted Murder Charges Filed In Anti-Gay Shooting

Via DNA Info: Three suspects have been arrested for shouting anti-gay slurs at a group of men dressed as women and shooting one of the them over the weekend, police said. Cody Sigue, 22, Matthew Smith, 21, and Tavon Johnson, 17, got into an argument with the victim around 7 a.m. Saturday on Broadway near Putnam Avenue, according to police. …

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MINNEAPOLIS: Man Shouting Scripture Shoots Gay Couple With BB Gun

Two tourists visiting the popular Minneapolis gay bar The Saloon were shot with a BB gun on Thursday by a man shouting bible verses. “He made a disrespectful comment towards the homosexual community, towards a couple that was holding hands and he obviously didn’t appreciate that,” [security guard Tyler] Erickson said. Shortly after his expletives, Odegard’s sheer disregard for the …

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Tweet Of The Day – Rep. Brian Sims

Over 300 people ignored rain to rally against #LGBT hate crimes – Thank you! A summary: http://t.co/FfXzDDb3pN pic.twitter.com/aXMzs9ap9E— Rep. Brian Sims (@RepSims) September 25, 2014 RELATED: This morning Sims appeared on public radio. Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has pressed charges against two men and one woman in connection with the Sept. 11 assault on a gay couple in Center …

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BREAKING: Philadelphia DA To Charge Three Attackers In Mob Gay-Bashing

Philadelphia’s ABC affiliate reports: Three people will be charged in an attack on a gay couple in Center City Philadelphia. The accused are Philip Williams, 24, Kevin Harrigan, 26, and Katherine Knott, 24, all of Bucks County, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Arrest warrants have been approved for the three suspects. Each will be charged with aggravated assault, …

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PENNSYLVANIA: Gov. Tom Corbett Condemns Gay Bashing, Dodges On Pending Hate Crimes Bill

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett yesterday finally issued a condemnation of the brutal mob gay-bashing in Philadelphia that has gotten national headlines for two weeks, but his office refused to say whether Corbett supports the renewed push for a statewide hate crimes law. Tony Meverick reports at Buzzfeed: “In the wake of the crime in Philadelphia, the governor condemns the attack …

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PHILADELPHIA: Multiple Arrests Expected In Brutal Mob Gay-Bashing Case

Via Jen Coletta at Philadelphia Gay News: A police source said this week that they were nearly “ready to go” in terms of making arrests and said charges are expected “this week.” A key witness, the source said, was due in for an interview Monday, “the girl who was right in the middle of it all.” After that, the source …

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PHILADELPHIA: Activists To Rally For Passage Of Hate Crimes Bill

Via Philadelphia Daily News: More than a week later, the story of two gay men savagely beaten in Center City continues to spread. Yesterday, as police sources said detectives were nearing the end of their investigation, word reached Harrisburg, where state legislators are calling their colleagues to action. “The gay guy in me and the Philly guy in me are …

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PENNSYLVANIA: Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Wolf Endorses Hate Crimes Bill

“The recent vicious attack perpetrated on two men in Philadelphia is incomprehensible and those responsible should be severely punished. We, as a society and a community, cannot stand for these assaults on our individual freedoms. No one, no matter their race, gender, or sexual orientation, should ever have to live in fear of walking down the street. William Penn founded …

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RUSSIA: Thugs Sicken Crowd With Gas At St. Petersburg Queer Culture Festival

Accompanied by local lawmaker Vitaly Milonov, anti-gay thugs from the Russian Orthodox Church swarmed yesterday’s opening of the  St. Petersburg QueerFest where 16 attendees were reportedly hospitalized after an unknown gas was released. Via Radio Free Europe: St. Petersburg lawmaker Vitaly Milonov, his aide Anatoly Artyukh, and activists who associate themselves with the Russian Orthodox faith interrupted the opening ceremony …

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Quote Of The Day – PA Rep. Brian Sims

“One of the things I’ve learned is that sometimes it takes a horribly negative experience to get people out of their seats, for them to be active and engaged. It’s not necessarily because they’re opposed but because they aren’t aware of the need. So we are going to be sure to utilize this horrible event to make sure that they …

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PHILADELPHIA: Catholic High School Fires Coach Over Gay-Bashing Attack

One of the suspects in last week’s brutal mob gay-bashing of two gay men has been fired by the Philadelphia Catholic high school where he was a basketball coach. Most of the attackers are believed to be former classmates at the school. Via NBC Philadelphia: Police say the man, who has not been officially charged, is a person of interest …

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PHILADELPHIA: Gay-Bashing Mob Were Former Classmates At Catholic High School

Via NBC Philadelphia: Authorities expect the suspects in a brutal attack in Center City to turn themselves into police Wednesday, a day after a reality television star shared a photo depicting the alleged assailants online — causing a social media firestorm to erupt and leading a popular satire Twitter account to uncover the identity of the suspects. The suspects, who …

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PHILADELPHIA: Crowd-Sourcing Twitter Tipsters May Have Found Gay-Bashing Suspects, Philly Cops Tweet Back Publicly
UPDATE: Suspects To SURRENDER To Cops

@RealGlenMacnow found them all at la viola, some of them checked in on FB, compared FB pics — FanSince09 (@FanSince09) September 17, 2014 This is how Twitter is supposed to work for cops. I will take a couple thousand Twitter detectives over any one real detective any day. — Joseph Murray (@PPDJoeMurray) September 17, 2014 Let’s be clear here. No …

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PHILADELPHIA: Cops Release Video Of Suspects In Brutal Mob Gay-Bashing

Philadelphia police have released surveillance video of the mob suspected in the brutal gay-bashing and robbery of two men, one of whom suffered broken facial bones and has had his jaw wired shut. The police say that 15 people are wanted for questioning in the attack. The couple, who wanted to remain anonymous, say the ordeal began Thursday around 10:45 …

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PHILDELPHIA: Two Gay Men Attacked By Mob Of Eight In Brutal Street Bashing

Via NBC Philadelphia: A violent attack on two gay men in Center City Thursday night left one of those men in the hospital with multiple fractures, according to sources. Sources tell NBC10 the 27-year-old and 28-year-old victims were walking from a restaurant in the area of 16th and Chancellor around 10:45 p.m. Thursday. Suddenly they were approached by a visibly …

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