Cops thanked a Twitter user who tracked down a group of people thought to be responsible for an assault on two gay men in the city’s Center City neighborhood. Update: Police said they have interviewed “several” people in connection to the case, but as of Thursday morning, no arrests have been made.
Police recorded nearly twice as many offences against Jewish people in the past few months as they did in the same period last year.
If convicted, he could face the death penalty, KIRO 7 reports.
Police are looking for three people in connection with the attacks.
Ten years ago, a liberal San Francisco suburb was traumatized by a rash of hate crimes against a 17-year-old lesbian. But when it was revealed that the victim herself had staged the attacks, the entire community turned on her and she never spoke about the incidents publicly. Until now.
Police say the 15-year-old California student, who reported being sexually assaulted by three male students, confessed to making up his story.
The case has been transferred to the city police’s hate crimes unit, which released a description and sketch of the suspect Monday, according to the victim’s sister.
“This is my community. It’s not the side of Harlem I’ve come to know and not how I’ve been embraced,” he tells BuzzFeed in his first comments since Saturday’s brutal attack by a group of young men.
Three gay men were attacked in Columbus, Ohio, in a four-day span last week. The city is rallying around them today in a show of support by wearing pink.
After a rash of anti-gay crime in the city and the murder of a gay man earlier this week, New Yorkers gathered in the West Village to make a statement.
The suspect allegedly asked two men if they were “gay wrestlers” before shooting one.
The victim had been raped with beer bottles and his head bashed in with a rock in what authorities believe to be a hate crime.
He sounded like he was underwater. “You’re already dead. You’re already dead.”
After a billboard was vandalized twice, Craig Olsen and Robbie Laughlin of “The Craig & Robbie Hour” opted to have a local artist turn the defamation into a “message of hope.”
A Louisiana woman is accused of fabricating a KKK-affiliated attack.
Charlie Rogers was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of fabricating a violent hate crime against her. She maintains she’s telling the truth.
Pussy Riot was sentenced to two years in prison today on the charge of “hooliganism.” Below, a look at what the charge actually means in Russian law.
Dharun Ravi will serve 30 days in prison for spying on Tyler Clementi while he kissed a man, broadcasting it online with a webcam, driving Clementi to kill himself. Ravi was facing up to 10 years for committing a hate crime, but was convicted of the much less severe charges of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy.
The intoxicated 26-year-old Detroit Tigers outfielder allegedly yelled anti-semitic remarks at a panhandler wearing a yarmulke. A violent scuffle followed.