Tag Archives: hate crimes

Gay-Bashing In British Columbia

Canadian police are investigating the gay-bashing of a British Columbia man who was brutally beaten last month while he and a friend enjoyed a rural natural hot spring. The victim was relaxing in the hot pool with his companion, both men from Burnaby, when they were joined by two other men and a woman. The man who identified himself as …

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GEORGIA: Arson At Gay Man’s House

Police are investigating an arson fire at the home of a Carroll County, Georgia gay man after the victim reported having a rock hurled through his window with an anti-gay death threat attached. Chris Staples said someone threw a rock through his window with a piece of paper attached that was covered in anti-gay slurs. “I was watching TV and …

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ARGENTINA: Bear Club Attacked

Last week the Buenos Aires Bears Club filed a complaint with the federal government after their meeting space was set ablaze with members inside. Andres Duque reports at Blabbeando: Club coordinator Gabriel Sánchez tells Tiempo Argentino that on the night of January 15th, as club members and their friends began to arrive to a monthly grill-and-meet event, twenty or so …

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FLORIDA: Neo-Nazi Gets Life Without Parole For Murder Of Gay Teenager

Yesterday it took a Florida jury less than 30 minutes to decide that John Ditullio, a 24 year-old neo-Nazi, deserved life in prison without parole for stabbing a 17 year-old boy to death because he was gay. Earlier on Thursday, Ditullio spoke directly to the jury during his sentencing at the West Pasco County Courthouse. “I’m not going to beg …

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NEW YORK CITY: Guilty Pleas In Hate Crime Bashing Of Queens Gay Man

Two men charged in the brutal October 2009 gay-bashing of Queens resident Jack Price have pleaded guilty to hate crimes. Price, 49, spent days in a medically-induced coma after the attack left him with collapsed lungs, multiple broken ribs, and liver and spleen damage. Daniel Rodriguez, 22, of 502 115th St. in College Point, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count …

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NEW YORK CITY: Hate Crimes Charges For Three In Bronx Gay Bashing

Yesterday a grand jury returned hate crimes indictments for three members of the Latin Kings Goonies gang, who are accused in a brutal gay bashing in the Bronx that took place earlier this month. Elmer Cofresi, 23, Nelson Falu,17, and Ruddy Vargas, 22, are charged with multiple hate crimes in the anti-gay gang assault this month. Seven alleged members of …

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NEW YORK CITY: Charges Dropped Against Three In Bronx Hate Crime

The Bronx DA has dropped the charges against three of the eleven gang members accused in the brutal anti-gay hate crime that took place in the Bronx earlier this month. A total of 11 people were charged in connection with the crime. Today, the Bronx District Attorney’s office dropped charges against three of those people. Their names are not immediately …

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Quote Of The Day – Christine Quinn

“He is the candidate on that stage, who I think is in part responsible for everything that is happening, juxtaposed to the attorney general, who has been very strong in both condemning these attacks and condemning the comments of Mr. Paladino. You can’t say for 100%, but you have to look at the context of things. In New York, across …

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Hate Crime At West Village Gay Bar

For the second time this month, there’s been a hate crime at a West Village gay bar. Paul Schindler reports at Gay City News: According to the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., Frederick Giunta has been arraigned on charges of assault in the third degree as a hate crime and attempted robbery in the third degree in …

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Bronx Bashers: We Didn’t Do It

Yesterday ten members of the Latin King Goonies gang pleaded not guilty to the brutal gay-bashings of three men in the Bronx. The 10 men appeared one by one before a judge in the Bronx as prosecutors said they were ready to present evidence to indict them on various charges including assault, sexual abuse and harassment, all as hate crimes. …

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NEW YORK CITY: Bronx Gay Bashing Victim Speaks To Media

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NEW YORK: Ninth Suspect Arrested In Bronx Gay-Bashing Incident

The NYPD have arrested the ninth and final suspect in last week’s brutal gay-bashing in the Bronx. Ruddy Vargas-Perez had been sought since shortly after he and eight other gang members allegedly attacked a 30-year-old man and two teenage boys on Oct. 3-4 in the Morris Heights section of The Bronx. Vargas-Perez, 22, was the target of a citywide dragnet …

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NEW YORK CITY: Seven Men Arrested For Brutal Anti-Gay Hate Crimes

New York City police have arrested seven gang members who lured a gay man and two teenagers to a house in the Bronx where the victims were brutally tortured. Two other members of the gang are still at large. There were nine attackers, ranging from 16 to 23 years old and calling themselves the Latin King Goonies, the police said. …

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Gay-Bashers Hit Two NYC Gayborhoods

Gay bashing incidents were reported in two Manhattan gayborhoods over the weekend, including one that actually took place inside the historic Stonewall Inn. Two Staten Island men were accused of pummeling Benjamin Carver, 34, early Sunday at the West Village bar known as the birthplace of the gay-rights movement. The battered Carver of Washington D.C., fought back and later identified …

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CALIFORNIA: Denny’s Waiter Stabbed For Being Gay, Cops Rule It A Hate Crime

A waiter at a Denny’s restaurant in Santa Maria, California is hospitalized with neck and throat wounds after being attacked by a customer who first demanded to know, “Are you gay?” When the waiter replied that he was, the customer stabbed him with a knife. The 24 year-old assailant fled the scene but was later apprehended and charged with attempted …

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ORLANDO: Gay Man Assaulted By Gang Of Nine Teenagers, Cops Call It Hate Crime

Orlando police are investigating the assault and beating of a man who was attacked by a gang of nine teenagers after they demanded to know if he is gay. A brutal beating involving nine teenagers on Monday will be considered a hate crime, authorities with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said. A-20-year-old man told deputies he was walking in the …

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TENNESSEE: Lesbian Couple’s Home Torched, Homophobic Neighbor Suspected

A lesbian couple in rural Tennessee returned from a trip to Nashville to find their home burned to the ground and the word “QUEERS” spray-painted on their garage. The couple feels they’re victims of a hate crime, and were targeted because they’re gay. They’ve been together for more than 15 years. Carol Stutte has an adult daughter from a previous …

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AMSTERDAM: Hundreds March In Protest Of Rise In Anti-Gay Violence

Led by well-known drag performers, hundreds marched in Amsterdam today in protest of the city’s recent rash of violence against LGBT citizens. The rally was organized by the LGBT group Right To Feel Safe. Posters with the details of each of the attacks were affixed to street poles at the incidents’ locations along the march route. A fuller account of …

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GEORGIA: No Hates Crime Charges For Marines That Beat Gay Man

In June two U.S. Marines were arrested in Savannah, Georgia after viciously beating a gay man they claimed had winked at them. The victim was hospitalized after suffering two seizures at the site of the attack. The case prompted national outrage and a local protest vigil after the men were only charged with misdemeanor assault. On Friday a joint investigation …

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NEW YORK CITY: Cab Driver Stabbed After Being Asked If He Is Muslim

A New York City cab driver was stabbed repeatedly Monday night after a passenger reportedly demanded to know if he was Muslim. Michael Enright, 21, hailed a cab on Monday night on Manhattan’s east side. After entering the vehicle, the AP notes that Enright allegedly asked his driver, Ahmed H. Sharif, if he was Muslim. Sharif responded with a yes, …

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