Tag Archives: hate crimes

Guilty Verdict In Murder Of NY Gay Man, Killer Had Called Victim A “Faggot”

A 18 year-old Brooklyn man was found guilty of second-degree murder yesterday for stabbing a 20 year-old gay man to death after calling him a “faggot” and accusing him of coming on to him. Duncan Osborne at Gay City News covered the trial, which nearly ended in a hung jury due to the poor credibility of witnesses. Following a roughly …

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Hate Crimes Surge In Wake Of Prop 8

CORRECTION: The source for the below story incorrectly states the number of hate crimes in California. The number cited is in fact for Santa Clara County only. I’ll update the post with the accurate number shortly. California saw the number of anti-gay hate crimes increase from three in 2007 to 14 last year, leading some to conclude that the contentious …

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Spain: Gay Panic Defense Wins Acquittal In Horrific Double Murder

Andres Duque is reporting a gruesome story out of Spain where a man was just acquitted of his confessed murder of two gay men because of his claim of “homosexual panic.” 27 year old Isaac Ali Dani Peréz Triviño was born in Spain. 32 year old Julio Anderson Luciano was born in Brazil. They lived together in the Spanish province …

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Anti-Gay Murderers Face 78 Years To Life

The murderers of Jose Sucuzhanay were charged yesterday with second degree murder with hate crimes enhancements and may get from 78 years to life in prison. The two men accused of fatally beating an Ecuadorean immigrant with a bat and a bottle after shouting epithets about Hispanics and gays face 78 years to life in prison if convicted on charges …

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Homophobic Murderer: “So I Killed Someone. That Makes Me A Bad Guy?”

Confessed killer Keith Phoenix is now claiming that his murder of Jose Sucuzhanay was done in self-defense in a street fight “gone bad” and that he doesn’t hate gays. He has been called a monstrous murderer, filled with bias and hate, but in a jailhouse interview on Sunday, Keith Phoenix blamed his Latino victim – and insisted he has nothing …

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2nd Suspect Nabbed In Sucuzhanay Case

One day after local TV stations played toll booth surveillance video showing him laughing and joking minutes after committing a brutal anti-gay murder, Keith Phoenix has been arrested for the killing of Ecuadorean immigrant Jose Sucuzhanay. Phoenix’s accomplice was captured and confessed on Wednesday. Sucuzhanay was beaten to death with an aluminum baseball bat after being mistaken for gay because …

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ZOMG!1!! Federal Imprisonment For Christians Is Right Around The Corner!

According to the title of the latest missive from the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, if a federal hate crimes bill passes, “Federal Imprisonment For Christians Is Right Around The Corner.” Why should you be fuming and taking action before you even finish reading this? Because these two bills that are going to be sent to President Barack Obama’s desk will silence …

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Arrest Made In Anti-Gay Murder Of Jose Sucazhanay, NYPD Gets Confession

Late Wednesday night, Mayor Bloomberg announced that the NYPD has made an arrest in the brutal murder of Ecuadorean immigrant Jose Sucuzhanay (left), who was beaten to death in Brooklyn two months ago when assailants mistook Jose and his brother for gay lovers because they were walking arm in arm. Hakeem Scott, 25, has confessed to the murder, but his …

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Father Of Brandon McInerney Arrested

The father of Brandon McInerney, the California student who murdered gay teen Lawrence King, has been arrested on two felony counts of making criminal threats and dissuading a witness from reporting a crime. William Frederick McInerney, 46, had his first court appearance Friday since being arrested Wednesday. He pleaded not guilty, court records show. Judge Colleen Toy White set bail …

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Lawrence King’s Family Sues Everybody For Not Destroying His Gayness

The family of murdered gay teen Lawrence King has filed suit against just about everybody that ever knew him for not insisting that he “tone down” his feminine ways. Because that’s why he was murdered. Not because Brandon McInerney was a Nazi-obsessed skinhead wannabe who hated gays. The family of a gay teenager who was shot to death in class …

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Long Island Gay Youth Center Vandalized

Yesterday the already struggling gay youth center in Long Island suffered thousands of dollars in vandalism damage .Via Newsday: Vandalism at a center that serves gay and lesbian youths in Bay Shore is being investigated as a hate crime, Suffolk police said Monday. Police were called Monday morning to the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth Center, at 34 Park …

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Hate Crime Or Not?

There’s an interesting discussion making the rounds of NYC news blogs regarding what happened at a Jewish wedding reception last week. A 23 year-old Christian-raised cater waiter, who for five years had worked for a catering company that specialized in Jewish weddings, decided to express his sympathy for Palestinians by using the Woodbury Jewish Center’s PA system to broadcast some …

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Four Arrests In SF Rape Case

Four arrests have been made in the case of the Bay Area lesbian who was gang-raped last month. Two men and two teens have been arrested on suspicion of gang-raping a woman last month in the San Francisco Bay area while allegedly taunting her for being a lesbian, police said Thursday. Officers arrested Humberto Hernandez Salvador at his Richmond home …

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Lesbian Gang-Raped In Bay Area

Somehow I missed this horrible story last week. A woman in the San Francisco Bay area was jumped by four men, taunted for being a lesbian, repeatedly raped and left naked outside an abandoned apartment building, authorities said Monday. Detectives say the 28-year-old victim was attacked Dec. 13 after she got out of her car, which bore a rainbow gay …

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Ecuador President Vows To Fight Homophobia

In the wake of the Brooklyn murder of Ecuadorean immigrant Jose Sucuzhanay, Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa has vowed to fight against homophobia and xenophobia. Andres Duque at Blabbeando provides a translation of Correa’s statement: The Ecuadorean immigrant José Sucuzhañay, of 31 years of age, was “vilely assassinated for xenophobic reasons, for homophobia; They mistook him for a homosexual and was …

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Hundreds Turn Out At Brooklyn Vigil For Jose Sucuzhanay, Murdered Victim Of Anti-Latino, Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Hundreds of New Yorkers turned out yesterday for the memorial vigil for Jose Sucuzhanay, the Ecuadorian immigrant who was beaten to death with an aluminum baseball bat last week because his attackers thought he and his brother were homosexuals. The event was covered by over a dozen television crews from local, national, and Hispanic news channels, as well as print …

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Today: Jose Sucuzhanay Memorial

On Friday, hours before his mother arrived from Ecuador, Jose Sucuzhanay’s heart stopped and he was declared dead. An Ecuadorean immigrant who was brutally beaten with a bottle and baseball bat last week by men said to be shouting anti-gay and anti-Hispanic slurs has died, a family spokesman said on Saturday night. Three Sucuzhanay brothers — from left, Romel, Diego …

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Sunday 2PM: Jose Sucuzhanay Vigil

The memorial vigil for Jose Sucuzhanay, the victim of Saturday’s brutal anti-gay, anti-Latino attack in Brooklyn, will take place Sunday at 2pm at the scene of the hate crime. Facebook link here. Let’s hope the “gays don’t get beaten up enough” crowd has taken notice. Embiggen the image for instructions.

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Police Release Sketch Of Suspect In Brooklyn Attack

Contrary to widely published reports yesterday, the more seriously injured brother of the two attacked in Brooklyn is not dead, but he has been found to have no brain function. The New York Times has amended the story I linked yesterday. Today the NYPD released the sketch at left in the hopes the public can identify the assailants. Police have …

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Killed Because They Thought He Was Gay

One of the two brothers attacked in Brooklyn yesterday has died of his injuries. He was beaten to death with a baseball bat because the attackers thought he and his brother were lovers. The two brothers from Ecuador had attended a church party and had stopped at a bar afterward. They may have been a bit tipsy as they walked …

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