Tag Archives: hate crimes

IDAHO: Federal Hate Crime Charges For Man Who Admits To Murdering Gay Man After Posing As Escort

The Associated Press reports: An Idaho man has been charged with a federal hate crime after prosecutors said he lured a gay man to a remote location and then beat him to death. Kelly Schneider, 23, was indicted by a grand jury earlier this month, but the case was kept under seal until he was taken into federal custody, U.S. …

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ISRAEL: Center For Hate Crime Victims Named For Teen Murdered By Jewish Extremist At 2015 Pride Parade

The Jerusalem Post reports: The first center in Israel dedicated to handling legal issues regarding hate and incitement on the Internet as well as a general struggle against hate and racism opened its doors on Wednesday with a conference on tolerance. The center, hosted by IDC’s Radzyner Law School in Herzliya and in cooperation with the Berel Katznelson Fund, will …

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PHILADELPHIA: Police Release Images Of Suspect In Bombing That Severely Injured Gay Man [VIDEO]

Philly.com reports: Police on Thursday released photos and video of a person of interest in connection with last week’s package bomb that severely injured a man inside his Center City residence. At an afternoon news conference at police headquarters, Commissioner Richard Ross Jr. said the person of interest is seen on camera dropping the package off at Jim Alden’s home …

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Loretta Lynch Addresses Surge In Hate Crimes [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: In a video message Friday, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch responded to a spike in hate crimes that the federal government found in 2015, saying the increase should be “deeply sobering” to Americans. The FBI reported a six-percent increase in hate crimes nationally in 2015, with anti-Muslim crimes increasing by a staggering 67 percent, Lynch said on …

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NEW YORK: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Launches Hate Crimes Hotline In Reaction To Trump-Inspired Incidents

Via press release from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched a toll-free hotline to report incidents of bias and discrimination across the state. The hotline will bolster the state’s efforts to protect New Yorkers and allow those who are the victim of prejudice to file a complaint with the Division of Human Rights. Following an …

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Paul Ryan: Minorities Shouldn’t Fear Trump [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) tried to reassure those worried about a Donald Trump presidency Sunday, namely those who have felt attacked and marginalized throughout the president-elect’s campaign. Following Trump’s victory last week, protests have sprouted up across the country, with many minorities and women saying they feel unsafe under Trump. “First of all, I hate that people …

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Matthew Shepard’s Mother Denounces Trump’s Violent Rhetoric In New Ad Backing Hillary Clinton [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post recaps: The mother of Matthew Shepard ― a gay student who was brutally attacked and left to die in a 1998 hate crime in Laramie, Wyoming ― is warning voters about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s bullying. In an ad released by the pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC Priorities USA, Judy Shepard speaks about Trump’s violent rhetoric on …

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GEORGIA: Maniac Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison For Pouring Boiling Water On Sleeping Gay Couple

The Associated Press reports: A jury convicted a Georgia man on Wednesday for throwing boiled water on a same-sex couple sleeping in an apartment, leaving them with severe burns that required surgery. Jurors deliberated for about 90 minutes before finding Martin Blackwell guilty of eight counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault in the attack on Anthony …

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SEATTLE: Police & FBI Investigate Hate Crime Attack On Transgender Man Leaving Benefit For Pulse Victims

From the Seattle Police: Seattle police are working with the FBI as they investigate an attack on a transgender man, who was beaten late Wednesday on Capitol Hill after leaving a fundraiser for victims of the Orlando mass shooting. The victim left the fundraiser around 11:30 PM and was walking near 11th Avenue and East Pike Street when the suspect …

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NEW YORK CITY: Elliot Morales Sentenced To 40 Years To Life For Hate Crime Murder Of Mark Carson

The New York Times reports: Days after a gunman killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida, the judge in a hate-crime murder case in New York invoked the massacre as he sentenced a man to 40 years to life in prison on Tuesday. The man, Elliot Morales, was convicted in March of murder as a hate crime for …

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BRITAIN: Gay Journo Walks Off Set When Hosts Won’t Acknowledge Homophobia As Root Of Attack [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Journalist Owen Jones stormed out of a live television interview about the mass killing in Orlando in protest at his interviewer’s refusal to name the shooting an attack on LGBT people. “At the end of the day this was a homophobic hate crime, as well as terrorism and it has to be called out, as I have …

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White House Issues Track Record On LGBT Rights: DOMA, DADT, Hate Crimes Law, HIV/AIDS, And More

The White House today issued a lengthy recounting of the many, many advances in LGBT rights seen during the Obama administration. The “fact sheet” – which I’ve posted in its entirety below – serves both as a very well-earned bragging point and as a stark reminder of how tenuous many of these advances remain with the specter of a Republican …

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Jerusalem Pride Killer Convicted Of Murder

The Jerusalem Post reports: Yishai Schlissel, who stabbed participants in the July 2015 Gay Pride Parade in the capital, was convicted on Tuesday of murder and six counts of attempted murder by the Jerusalem District Court. The court in its ruling also slammed Israeli police apparatus for knowing about Schlissel and not stopping him. “It’s unconscionable,” the court said during …

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NEW YORK CITY: Sentencing Delayed For Killer Of Gay Man As Defense Fights “Predicate Offender” Status

The New York Times reports: The sentencing of Elliot Morales, who was convicted last month of murder as a hate crime after shooting a gay man in the West Village, was delayed on Monday, as the defense requested additional time to review a series of issues surrounding the case. The delay comes as the defense prepares for the prosecution to …

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MIAMI BEACH: Gay Couple Attacked At Burger King

Video below. From Miami’s CBS affiliate: Police are looking for at least one man, and possibly up to three, involved in the violent attack of a gay couple at a Miami Beach restaurant. A Miami Beach police officer was standing in front of the police station when he noticed something going down right across the street. It turns out 25-year-old …

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ATLANTA: FBI Opens Hate Crime Investigation Into Man Who Poured Boiling Water On Sleeping Gay Couple

The Associated Press reports: The FBI has opened a hate-crime investigation after a man was accused of pouring boiled water on two gay men inside a suburban Atlanta apartment. Authorities say 48-year-old Martin Blackwell, the boyfriend of the mother of victim Anthony Gooden, told investigators he was disgusted with Gooden’s relationship with Marquez Tolbert and poured “a little hot water …

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ATLANTA: Federal Hate Crime Charge Considered After Man Pours Boiling Water On Gay Couple [VIDEO]

From Atlanta’s ABC affiliate: A young couple is recovering from severe burns after police say a man threw burning water on them — because they are gay. The victims told Channel 2’s Nicole Carr that they were sound asleep, resting after a long day at work, when they were attacked. “The pain doesn’t let you sleep. It’s just, like, it’s …

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PHILADELPHIA: Judge Denies Motion To Reconsider Prison Sentence For Gay-Basher Kathryn Knott

Kathryn Knott is staying in prison. Via the Philly Voice: Judge Roxanne Covington on Monday denied a request to reconsider the sentence of Kathryn Knott, the Bucks County woman convicted of simple assault and related charges in the 2014 beating of a homosexual couple in Center City. “The sentence is well within the guidelines and is as appropriate as I …

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BREAKING: New York City Jury Finds Killer Of Gay Man Guilty Of Hate Crime Murder, Life Sentence Possible

The jury took less than a day to find him guilty. GOOD. Via the New York Daily News: A crazed killer was convicted Wednesday of gunning down an unarmed gay man in the West Village nearly three years ago — and the murder was deemed a hate crime. Elliot Morales, 36, now faces up to life in prison for the …

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IOWA: State Senate Adds Transgender Protections To Hate Crimes Act, Bill To Advance To State House

Just in from One Iowa: The Iowa Senate passed a bill adding gender identity and gender expression to the state’s hate crimes law today with a 27-21 vote. Adding gender identity and gender expression to the law would provide transgender Iowans with legal protection from hate crimes. The bill will now make its way to the Iowa House of Representatives. …

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