Tag Archives: hate crimes

PUERTO RICO: Lawmakers Attempt To Exclude LGBT From Hate Crimes Law

Michael Lavers reports that Puerto Rico’s legislature is set to exclude LGBT residents in a revision of the island’s hate crimes law. The Puerto Rico Senate late last month approved a provision that would eliminate sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity and religious beliefs from the hate crimes statute that was included in the penal code that lawmakers approved …

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MSNBC Interviews Texas Bashing Victim

Last week I reported on the Texas gay man who was burned, stabbed, and beaten at a party. Today he told his story to MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts.(Via – Think Progress)

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Texas Gay Man Beaten, Burned, Stabbed

The Dallas Voice reports that a Texas gay man has been beaten, burned, and stabbed in what the victim is characterizing as a hate crime. Burke Burnett said he was at a private party at about 1 a.m. when four men suddenly attacked him, stabbing him at least twice with a broken beer bottle before throwing him onto a fire. …

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SCOTLAND: Dead Gay Man Found Tied To Lamppost In Possible Hate Crime

A 28 year-old gay man was found tied to lamppost and may have been burned alive in what Scottish police are describing as a possible hate crime. Detectives today launched a murder inquiry following the grim discovery, with streets in a nearby industrial estate sealed off as part of the ongoing investigation. Strathclyde Police confirmed the body had scorch marks …

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A Tweet From Bizarro World

TRANSLATION: A group which opposes hate crimes prosecutions makes highly dubious hate crimes claims and then accuses those who question those claims of inciting hate crimes against them.

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TENNESSEE: Gay Couple Assaulted By Church Deacons And Victim’s Father

Yet another charming example of Christian Love. “I went over to take the keys out of the ignition and all the sudden I hear someone say ‘sick’em,'” said Gibson County resident, Jerry Pittman Jr. Pittman said the attacked was prompted by the pastor of the church, Jerry Pittman, his father. “My uncle and two other deacons came over to the …

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BALTIMORE: Five Year Sentence In Attack On Transgender Woman

To the dismay of LGBT activists, one of the women convicted of assaulting a transgender woman in a Baltimore McDonald’s has only received a five year sentence for the hate crime. “The whole incident is unfortunate and demonstrates the lack of knowledge and understanding, and discrimination against transgender people,” said Patrick Wojahn, board president of the Equality Maryland Foundation. “If …

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MARYLAND: Guilty Plea In McDonald’s Attack On Transwoman

One of the teenagers caught on video in a brutal attack on a transwoman at a Baltimore McDonald’s has pleaded guilty. Teonna Monae Brown, 19, pleaded guilty in a Baltimore County court to one court of first-degree assault and one count of a hate crime in the attack on Chrissy Polis, 22, said Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger. The …

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GOProud’s LaSalvia: Being Gay-Bashed Proves That Hate Crimes Laws Don’t Work

GOProud president Jimmy LaSalvia went on Fox News to announce that his gay-bashing is conclusive proof that hate crimes laws don’t work. LaSalvia is apparently hallucinating that Minority Report’s Pre-Crime Division has already arrived from the future.

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Homocon Tweets Of The Day

LaSalvia says he’s buying a gun, presumably for future bike rides.

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MASSACHUSETTS: Nine Charged With Hate Crimes In Bashing Of Gay Man

Nine Springfield, Massachusetts youths have been charged with hate crimes in the beating of an openly gay man. Sgt. John Delaney said the beating occurred shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday as the 30-year-old victim walked down a Springfield street. Delaney said the victim told police he was then attacked by the suspects who knocked him to the ground, kicked him …

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CHICAGO: Thirty Gay Pride Floats Discovered With Slashed Tires

The management of a company that provides floats to Chicago Pride arrived this morning to find dozens of slashed tires. Chuck Huser, owner of long-time Pride float provider Assocated Attractions at 4834 S. Halsted on Chicago’s South Side, said the floats were fine when he left 8 p.m. Saturday night, but when he returned 5 a.m. Sunday to start preparation …

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MICHIGAN: State Court Of Appeals Rules Against “Gay Panic” As Defense Claim

A little common sense out of the Michigan Court of Appeals (PDF): This case arises from the beating of Ryan Young. In the early morning hours of June 11, 2009, Young was celebrating his birthday with friends at a local bar. Defendant was also at the bar. Young did not know defendant, but defendant joined Young and his friends at …

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OREGON: Two Gay Portland Men Beaten For Holding Hands

Portland, Oregon police are investigating a possible hate crime after two gay men were beaten after being seen walking hand-in-hand. One of the victims reports: “I left [the ER] with 9 stitches in my lips, two black eyes, a dislodged jaw, some loose teeth, severe swelling where they hit me on my cheek, and scrapes and bruises on my head.” …

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MARYLAND: Hate Crimes Charges For Attackers Of Transgender Woman

Hate crimes charges have been filed against the two Maryland teens arrested last month for the brutal attack on a transgender woman at a Baltimore McDonald’s. The indictment returned Monday by a Baltimore County grand jury charges Teonna Brown with assault and a hate crime in the attack on Chrissy Lee Polis last month. She is also charged with assaulting …

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TEXAS: Family Of El Paso Beating Victim Says Attack Was Hate Crime

On Saturday a man standing outside of popular El Paso gay nightclub Old Plantation was beaten with a baseball bay by a group of six men. The victim, who is not gay, remains in critical condition. Although police have so far refused to characterize the incident as a hate crime, the victim’s family says the attackers used anti-gay slurs during …

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OHIO: Insurance Group Offers Reward For Name Of Anti-Gay Horse Killer

Over the weekend, eight horses were burned alive in their rural Ohio barn in an arson attack on a property owned by a gay man. The words “fags are freaks” were found spray-painted on the barn. Today a $5000 reward has been offered for the name of the perpetrator. Brent Whitehouse hopes a reward of up to $5,000 offered by …

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OHIO: Eight Horses Burned To Death In Anti-Gay Arson Attack

Eight horses were burned alive in their barn this weekend in an arson attack on a property owned by a gay man. The words “Fags are freaks” were found spray-painted on the side of the barn. Seven adult horses and one foal died as a result of an arson fire at 874 West Richards Road in McConnelsville just after 11:30 …

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MARYLAND: Hundreds Attend Rally Against Anti-Transgender Violence

Last night hundreds of protesters crowded the street outside a Baltimore McDonald’s in a rally against anti-transgender violence. The event was spawned by last week’s brutal attack against Chrissy Lee Polis, a local transwoman who was beaten by two female McDonald’s patrons for daring to use the ladies room. Kevin Naff reports at Washington Blade: “The turnout tonight is wonderful, …

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MARYLAND: Hate Crimes Vigil To Be Held Tonight At Baltimore McDonald’s

Via Metro Weekly: A candlelight vigil is scheduled to take place at the McDonald’s at 6315 Kenwood Ave. in Rosedale, Baltimore, at 7 p.m. on Monday night where on April 18 a transgender woman was physically attacked, before appearing to have a seizure, in an incident recorded on a portable phone by a McDonald’s employee. The victim says she plans …

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