Tag Archives: hate crimes

JERUSALEM: Pride Attacker Had Been Calling On All Jews To Prevent The Parade

An update from Haaretz: Yeshai Schlissel was sentenced for 12 years in prison for the 2005 attack after his conviction on charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault. However, in 2007, following an appeal, the Supreme Court mitigated his sentence to 10 years. After his release, Schlissel returned to his hometown, where residents said that he distributed hand-written pamphlets in …

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ISRAEL: Six Stabbed At Jerusalem Pride, Cops Arrest Ultra-Orthodox Man

The Jerusalem Post reports: An assailant stabbed six people marching in the annual Jerusalem gay pride parade on Thursday. The assailant, an ultra-Orthodox man, was arrested. According to MDA, six people were wounded in the incident that took place on the corners of Sokolov and Keren Hayesod streets in the capital. Paramedics were treating two people in serious condition, one …

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Hate Crime Charges For Charleston Killer

Via the Post & Courier: A grand jury indictment of Dylann Roof on federal hate crime charges could happen as soon as today, a move that would make the 21-year-old man a defendant in one of the worst racially motivated attacks since the Civil Rights era, according to sources close to the investigation. Roof, who is white, is accused of …

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Trailer: Matt Shepard Is A Friend Of Mine

Premiering Monday on Logo at 9PM.

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Cops ID Shooter

Via Charleston’s NBC affiliate: The man accused of shooting and killing nine people in a downtown Charleston church on Wednesday night is from the Columbia area, according to law enforcement sources. Law enforcement is pursuing 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof, of Eastover. An active manhunt is taking place in several locations in the Midlands. Public records show Roof was most recently …

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E.W. Jackson: South Carolina Shooting Might Be Part Of The War On Christians

But don’t jump to conclusions or anything. PREVIOUSLY ON JMG:  E.W. Jackson says Christians must be willing to die to stop gay marriage. E.W. Jackson says Christianity is the world’s only real religion. E.W. Jackson says using his own words against him violates the Constitution. E.W. Jackson launches petition to legalize anti-gay discrimination nationwide. E.W. Jackson says Satan supports the …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Nine Dead In Hate Crime Shooting, Gunman Still At Large

CNN reports: A white man walked into a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, and opened fire during a Bible study class, killing nine people Wednesday evening. The suspect was still at large early Thursday morning. And the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest AME church in the South, is being investigated as a hate …

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Case Against Killer Of Gay Man Imperiled By Lack of NYPD Miranda Warnings

It was two years ago next week that thousands of LGBT New Yorkers poured into the streets to protest the senseless murder of Mark Carson, 32, [photo], who was shot point-blank in the head after he said “yes” when asked if he was gay. The suspected killer, Elliot Morales, then 33, was apprehended immediately and reportedly laughed and boasted about …

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HORRIFYING: Gay Couple Brutally Bashed With Chair At Chelsea Restaurant

Via DNA Info: A gay couple was bashed over the head with a wooden chair, knocked to the ground and kicked by two men hurling anti-gay slurs at the Chelsea Dallas BBQ Tuesday night, in an attack captured on a graphic video, according to police and the victims. “These guys attacked us specifically because they knew we weren’t their type …

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Headline Of The Day

But still no hate crime charges. Details.

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Gun Used In 2012 Shooting At FRC Office Goes On Display At Crime Museum

The gun used in the 2012 shooting at the Family Research Council’s headquarters has gone on display at Washington DC’s Crime Museum. Via World Net Daily: The yellowed “eyes” of the Volkswagen Beetle that serial killer Ted Bundy used to kidnap his victims still watch over a grisly display of crime artifacts: Unabomber letters. The noose from a Ku Klux …

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PHILADELPHIA: Lawyers For Accused Gay Bashers Want Charges Dropped

Via Philadelphia’s CBS affiliate: Defense lawyers for the three Bucks County defendants charged with attacking a gay couple in Center City last September intend to file pre-trial motions, in an attempt to eliminate or reduce the charges. The three defendants — Kevin Harrigan, Philip Williams and Kathryn Knott — all of whom are in their mid 20’s, appeared with their …

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NEW YORK CITY: Basher Pleads Guilty To Hate Crime In 2013 Gang Attack On Couple, Gets Only Two Years Probation

A New York man charged in a 2013 gang attack on a gay couple outside Madison Square Garden yesterday pleaded guilty to a hate crime. His plea arrangement will result in a sentence of only two years of probation. Martin Martinez was arrested in October 2013, four months after he and a group of Knicks fans came across Nick Porto …

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PENNSYLVANIA: Philadelphia’s Alleged Gay-Bashers Get First Hearing Today
UPDATE: There WILL Be A Trial

Via Philly Magazine: The case will be brought before a municipal court judge to determine if there was probable cause to arrest the suspects in September. Attorney for Kevin Harrigan, Josh Scarpello, tells me, “we won’t decide the truth of the matter in that first hearing. It is a probable-cause hearing to establish if the case should go to trial.” …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Five Church Members Charged With Kidnapping Gay Man

Via a local North Carolina CBS affiliate: Five members of a local church are facing serious charges. The Word of Faith Fellowship has been apart of the Spindale community in Rutherford County, North Carolina for more than three decades. One former member says something that happened behind closed doors had him fearing for his life. “I honestly thought I was …

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FBI Issues 2013 Hate Crime Statistics, Gender Identity Bias Listed For First Time

From the FBI: Today, the FBI released its annual Hate Crime Statistics report, which revealed that 5,928 hate crime incidents involving 6,933 offenses were reported by our law enforcement partners to the Bureau’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program in 2013. These hate crime incidents impacted a total of 7,242 victims—which are defined as individuals, businesses, institutions, or society as a …

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TEXAS: MSNBC Follows Up On Survivor In 2012 Hate Crime Shooting

Two years ago a young lesbian was shot and killed and her girlfriend was severely wounded as they visited a south Texas park. Vigils for the pair were held that weekend in several major cities. In June of this year Texas police arrested a suspect. Today MSNBC follows up on the case and the survivor as she struggles with disabilities …

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President Obama Marks Fifth Anniversary Of Signing The Matthew Shepard Act

Via White House press release: Five years ago, I was proud to sign the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crime Prevention Act into law – a law that strengthened the protections against crimes based on the color of our skin, the love in our hearts, the faith we practice, or the place of our birth. This law gave …

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PENNSYLVANIA: LGBT Ally Tom Wolf Defeats Incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett

No surprise here. Wolf has said that he would sign a statewide hate crimes law like the one unanimously approved last week by the Philadelphia City Council.

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Petition Of The Day

Details. (Tipped by JMG reader Joe)

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