Tag Archives: hate crimes

DOJ Charges Oregon Man In Grindr-Related Hate Crime

From the Department of Justice: An Oregon man has been charged with a federal hate crime after using the internet to target and brutally assault a gay man because of his sexual orientation. Daniel Andrew McGee, of Springfield, has been charged by criminal complaint with a hate crime. The complaint alleges that McGee attempted to kill the victim. According to …

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Italian Senators Cheer Defeat Of LGBT Hate Crimes Bill

Reuters reports: The Italian Senate voted on Wednesday to block debate over a bill that would make violence against women and LGBT+ people a hate crime, effectively killing off a proposal previously approved by the lower house of parliament. The bill, championed by the centre-left Democratic Party (PD), has triggered fierce discussion in Italy, with the Vatican also getting involved, …

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Texas Man Sentenced To 23 Years In Grindr Hate Crimes

From the Department of Justice: Daniel Jenkins, 22, of Dallas was sentenced today for committing violent crimes as part of a conspiracy to target users of the dating app Grindr. Jenkins was sentenced to a federal prison term of 280 months for his involvement in the scheme to target gay men for violent crimes. He is the last of four …

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Woman Gets 25 Years In Hate Crime Murder Attempt, Targeted Two Children With Her SUV Over Their Race

The Associated Press reports: A white Iowa woman who said she drove her SUV into two children in 2019 to try to kill them because of their race was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison on federal hate crimes charges. Nicole Poole Franklin had already been sentenced to up to 25 years, including a mandatory minimum of 17 1/2, …

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Proud Boys Leader Guilty Of Burning Church’s Banner

Via press release from the Justice Department: Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, 37, of Miami, Fla., pleaded guilty today to charges in two cases, including one involving the burning of a Black Lives Matter banner stolen from a downtown Washington church, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips and Robert J. Contee III, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Tarrio pleaded …

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Fourth Suspect Charged In Murder Of Spanish Gay Man

El Pais reports: Spanish police have arrested a fourth individual in connection with the deadly beating of a young man by a group of at least seven people in the northwestern city of A Coruña last Saturday. The suspect is a man in his early twenties who is friends with the three people – two men and a woman – …

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Three Arrested In Mob Murder Of Spanish Gay Man

El Pais reports: Spain’s National Police have arrested three people on suspicion of their involvement in the beating to death of 24-year-old nurse Samuel Luiz in the early hours of Saturday morning in A Coruña, Galicia. That’s according to police sources, who spoke to EL PAÍS. The police confirmed that the three people arrested are two men and a woman …

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Spain Sees Nationwide Protests In 24 Year Old’s Murder By Anti-Gay Mob, Prime Minister Vows Justice [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Thousands of people have taken to the streets of towns and cities across Spain to demand justice, equality and protection after a gay man was beaten to death in what police believe could have been a homophobic attack. Samuel Luiz, a 24-year-old nursing assistant, was out with friends in the Galician city of A Coruña in the …

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Texas Men Get Stiff Prison Terms In Hate Crimes Case

Via press release from the Justice Department: Three Texas men were sentenced yesterday for violent crimes. Michael Atkinson, 28, Pablo Ceniceros-Deleon, 21, and Daryl Henry, 24, were sentenced to prison terms for their involvement in a scheme to target gay men for violent crimes. Atkinson was sentenced to over 11 years in prison, Ceniceros-Deleon was sentenced to 22 years in …

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Vatican Opposes Italian Bill On LGBT Hate Crimes

The Washington Post reports: The Vatican has taken a highly unusual step against its neighbor, sending a diplomatic note to the Italian government that protests a draft law aimed at preventing hate and violence against LGBT people. The complaint marks a formal effort by the Vatican to influence Italian lawmaking and could provide a test for how forcefully the church …

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TX Man Guilty Of Federal Hate Crimes, Faces 26 Years

Via press release from the Justice Department: A Texas man pleaded guilty yesterday to federal hate crime charges in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. According to court documents, Daniel Jenkins, 22, of Dallas, pleaded guilty yesterday to a federal hate crime and two other charges in connection with his involvement in a scheme to target …

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Montana Man Faces Life On Hate Crime Charge After Shooting Into Home To “Get Rid Of Lesbians And Gays”

Via press release from the Justice Department: A federal grand jury in Billings, Montana, returned an indictment on May 20 charging a Montana man with hate crime and firearm violations for allegedly firing a gun into an individual’s house and threatening the individual with violent, homophobic slurs. According to court documents, John Russell Howald, 44, of Basin, is charged with …

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Dozens Of House Republicans Vote Against Bill To Address Rise in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes, Biden To Sign

NBC News reports: The House on Tuesday passed a Senate bill with a 364 to 62 vote to address the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes during the Covid-19 pandemic. The legislation, which the Senate passed in a 94-1 vote last month, directs the Department of Justice to expedite the review of Covid-related hate crimes that were reported to law enforcement …

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Hate Crime Charges In 2020 Murder Of GA Black Man

CBS News reports: Three Georgia men were charged with federal hate crimes Wednesday in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who was pursued and gunned down by two White men as he jogged through a Brunswick neighborhood. The men already faced state murder charges. Travis McMichael, 35, his father Gregory McMichael, 65, and 51-year-old William “Roddie” Bryan were …

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Josh Hawley Only Vote Against Asian Hate Crimes Bill

USA Today reports: The Senate passed with overwhelming bipartisan support an anti-hate crime bill to address a drastic increase of violence and discrimination directed at Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act cleared the chamber in a 94-1 vote. It would expedite the Justice Department’s review of hate crimes and would designate an official at DOJ …

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Six GOP Senators Vote Against Asian Hate Crimes Bill

The Washington Post reports: The Senate overwhelmingly voted to limit debate on a bill aimed at understanding and combating the harassment and violence directed at Asian Americans since the beginning of the pandemic, with only six Republicans voting against it. The 92-to-6 vote came after some uncertainty earlier in the week about whether Republicans would support the legislation. The Republican …

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Neo-Nazi Leader Pleads Guilty To Federal Hate Crime

Via press release from the Justice Department: A Washington state man pleaded guilty today to federal hate crime and conspiracy charges in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Cameron Shea, 25, a leader of the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division, pled guilty to federal conspiracy and hate crime charges for threatening journalists and advocates who worked to …

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Driver Menaces Protesters At “Stop Asian Hate” Rally

ABC News reports: Los Angeles authorities are investigating a possible hate crime after a man recklessly drove through a red light into a crosswalk where protesters were marching in a “Stop Asian Hate” rally. The man yelled racial epithets as he rammed his car through the pedestrian route where the scheduled rally was taking place on Sunday, the Los Angeles …

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Cultist Miami Doctor Charged With Hate Crime Assault

ABC News reports: A Miami anesthesiologist is accused of attacking a Hispanic man at a grocery store, vandalizing his car and calling him a racial slur, authorities said. Jennifer Susan Wright, 58, of Miami Springs, was charged with criminal mischief, tampering with a victim and battery with prejudice, according to Miami-Dade County court records. The latter charge was classified a …

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Proud Boys At Center Of DC Hate Crimes Probe

The Christian Post : Protesters tore down and burned a Black Lives Matter sign and banner at two historic black churches during Saturday evening’s rallies as supporters of President Donald Trump and counter protesters clashed in Washington, D.C. Police said Sunday they were investigating what appeared to be potential hate crimes at Asbury United Methodist Church and Metropolitan A.M.E. Church …

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