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Tony McDade, Black Trans Man, Killed By Police in Florida
Wednesday evening around 20 to 30 people gathered lighting candles and holding flowers and posters to honor the life of Tony McDade. Social media has also been inundated with posts about McDade calling for justice after the 38-year-old-was shot and killed by Tallahassee Police. Organizations like the National Black Justice Coalition, Black Visions Collective, Equality Florida, and Basic Rights Oregon have all spoken out in what has increasingly become a complex story.
Trans man jailed in women’s prison after threatening to kill his ex with a kitchen knife
Passenger who squeezed flight attendant’s butt & called him “gay boy” gets sent to prison
An unruly passenger was just sentenced to six months in prison for the sexual assault of a male flight attendant.
The passenger, Gavin Capps, was flying with EasyJet from Manchester, U.K., to Iceland for work this past January, when he attacked the flight attendant.
Related: 4 firemen arrested for attempted sexual assault of a male teenaged volunteer
Capps had three beers on the flight and went to the front of the plane to get more, but he was sent back and told to wait for the in-flight service. When the duty-free trolley came down the aisle, Capps took 400 cigarettes from it and hid them under his seat.
Flight attendants warned him to stop causing trouble, but then he attacked.
“Ex-lesbian” is “thanking God” for the COVID pandemic because Pride parades were canceled
South Korea's coronavirus contact tracing singles out LGBTQ community
Petition Calls To ‘Change Symbol For NHS’ From LGBT Pride Flag
A Straight Man Thinks the Pandemic Might Have Turned Him Gay
Despite lockdown orders, murder rates are rising in cities across America
The Police Executive Research Forum examined data on crime in 30 US cities for the period from March 16 to April 12. The law enforcement think tank found that murders increased in nine cities over the same four-week period last year.
Nashville reported the biggest bump, a 233% increase, from 4 homicides in 2019 to 14 in 2020.
Often "the victims and suspects knew or likely knew each other, or had been engaged in some type of dispute," Metropolitan Nashville Police Department spokesperson Don Aaron told Insider.
The PERF report also found varying increases in Baltimore; San Diego; Denver; Detroit; New Rochelle, New York; Charleston, South Carolina; Newark, New Jersey; and Prince George's County, Maryland.
Cities not included in the study have also seen spikes.
New York City reported 67% more homicides in April 2020 than April 2019, an "incredibly troubling" number of which resulted from domestic violence, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea told 1010 WINS.
False news swirls around Minneapolis officer in fatal arrest
The Instagrammer Stabbed and Robbed After Posting His Lavish Life Online
Kieran Hamilton was the victim of a growing type of crime: burglars targeting people who have uploaded photos of their designer clothes, luxury holidays and sparkly watches.
Kez's case may be extreme, due to the intense violence of the incident, but his experience falls under a growing area of crime. According to a 2018 report, one in 12 Brits have reported a burglary after posting on social media, with more than half admitting they had location tagging turned on. Another survey found that 78 percent of burglars use social media as a tracking method to see who they want to target. A burglary ring in the US used social media to track wealthy people who had shared their valuable art collections online. One mayoral candidate in Houston was relieved of his works by Andy Warhol, Picasso and Monet after he hosted an art gala at his home, making it easy for thieves to know what he had, and where.
Youth pastor claims he was kidnapped by black men to avoid admitting why he was in a hotel room
Christopher Keys has been arrested and charged with solicitation of sodomy for attempting to hire a male prostitute. Unfortunately for Keys, his hoped-for night with the hooker cost more than he anticipated.
Keys was robbed by two masked men in his hotel room, but instead of telling his family the truth, he claimed he’d been kidnapped by two black men. Once the wild story made its way to Facebook, the whole story crumbled as quickly as the good pastor’s reputation.
Keys admitted to the police why he was at the hotel and an employee told officers that he was a frequent visitor to the location. According to the police report, he admitted that he is married but told officers, but “he liked to play around.”
Serial Pony Rapist Allegedly Caught With His Pants Down in Delaware Police Sting
Woman Who Allegedly Killed Wife With Wine Chiller Apprehended
Mayra Gavilanez-Alectus, a 48-year-old New Jersey woman, was arrested on by federal authorities and Houston police on Wednesday and charged with the murder of her wife.
Rebecca Gavilanez-Alectus, 32, was found dead on May 17 in a bedroom of the Brick, N.J., home she shared with her spouse. A "cylindrical container used for the purpose of chilling wine" was the murder weapon, according to officials quoted by NJ.com.
97-year-old gay war veteran robbed and assaulted after helping attacker
On Monday (18 May), Rupert Starr – known to his friends as ‘Twink’ – was out for a walk on Neil Avenue in Columbus’ Victorian Village when a stranger approached him and asked for money.
According to Sergeant James Fuqua from the Columbus Division of Police, Starr – in an act of kindness – “decided to give this man a dollar to help this person during this crisis. He felt it would be appropriate to help him.”
Truck painted with “OPEN OUR GYMS F****T” cruises Colorado to protest safer-at-home order
Customer calls sassy Costco employee a “pussy little bitch” when asked to wear a mask
White Supremacists Deface Pulse Mural at Orlando LGBTQ+ Center
Queer People See More Harassment in Dating Apps Than Straights
Cody Latimer’s arrest set off by argument involving 4-year-old son: lawyer
A sexual assault allegation involving Cody Latimer’s 4-year-old son sparked a heated argument over the weekend that left the Washington Redskins wide receiver facing multiple felony charges, his lawyer said during a Monday hearing.
Latimer, who was released on $25,000 bond, was charged with assault in the second degree, menacing and illegal discharge of a firearm in Colorado, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department. He also is facing misdemeanor charges of prohibited use of a weapon and reckless endangerment.
Man Arrested in Miami-Dade for Allegedly Forcing Woman Into Human Trafficking
Man jailed for breaking lockdown to harass mother of his children
GEORGIA POLICE HUNT MAN AFTER 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL IS ACCIDENTALLY SHOT IN THE FACE BY SIBLING
SC man kills woman in jealous rage, daughters trying to help
Black man and his mother say police brutalized them after false accusations of TV theft. Cops say there's much more to the story.
Sheriff: Man gouges out neighbor's eyes over loud rooster
‘They Came to Kill the Mothers.’ After a Devastating Attack on a Kabul Maternity Ward, Afghan Women Face Increased Dangers
Couple Allegedly Rob Man After Luring Him In Snapchat Sex Scheme
Producer Adam Donaghey Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Assault on a Minor
Adam Donaghey was arrested in late April on suspicion of sexual assault of a minor, authorities confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
The female victim was 16 years old at the time, said Tamika A. Dameron, spokeswoman for the Dallas Police Department. No other information about the case was available.
Transgender woman groped and taunted by police as queer community ‘damned’ by gender-based lockdown rules
White cops charged after video surfaces of them beating black trans woman’s head against concrete
Jonathan Schmitz Killed A Man For Revealing A Crush On Him On TV — Where Is He Now?
Michigan man Jonathan Schmitz, then 24, was invited onto “The Jenny Jones Show” in 1995. "The Jenny Jones Show" began in 1991 as a traditional talk show where serious topics were discussed, but by 1993 it transformed into something more like "Maury" and "The Jerry Springer Show." The show's segments began ranging from paternity tests to out-of-control teens to secret crush reveals.
During the taping of this particular episode, which was entitled “Same Sex Secret Crushes,” Schmitz's acquaintance Scott Amedure, 32, revealed his crush on him while also describing details of his sexual fantasies about him. While Schmitz appeared to be a good sport about it ?— he was mostly smiling and laughing ?— he was deeply humiliated. At points, he covered his face with his hands; he also turned to Amedure and the female friend who brought him on the show and said, “You lied to me.” His father had made multiple homophobic statements in the past and Schmitz seemingly feared being perceived as gay, as the docuseries points out.
Investigators refuse to drop murder charges against three Russian sisters who killed their 'rapist' father while he slept despite prosecutors calling it self-defence
Teenage girls who were raped while out for a walk during Russia's lockdown are threatened with FINES for breaking coronavirus restrictions
Dallas Boy, 6, Found Tied Up in Dark, Locked Shed as Grandmother and Boyfriend Are Arrested
Conn. Man Allegedly Admits to Beating Teen Nephew to Death, Dumping Body in Lake
Videos show daytime shootings on Charlotte streets. ‘This is as real as it gets,’ official says
Marshalltown teenager shot by officer during altercation
California high school basketball coach arrested on suspicion of sex crimes with a minor
CPD Sex Crimes Division working to identify suspect in surveillance footage
Singer Bryan Adams Unleashes Coronavirus Rant, Blames Canceled Gigs on ‘Bat Eating’ Wet Markets
Canadian singer Bryan Adams posted an expletive-ridden rant about his concerts that were canceled by the coronavirus pandemic.
“Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at the Royal Albert Hall, but thanks to some fucking bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards, the whole world is now on hold, not to mention the thousands that have suffered or died from this virus,” he wrote.
Two people accused of shouting anti-Semitic remarks and attempting to rip off face masks have been charged with hate crime
District Attorney, law enforcement will make presentation on reducing violent crime and gang activity
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - District Attorney Ben David said he could not speak directly to the pending case of three teens charged with first-degree murder in a shooting that led to a fatal car crash on Oleander Drive, but he did say his office is working with law enforcement on an initiative to further combat violent crime and gang activity in the Cape Fear.
David said his office, along with the Wilmington Police Department and New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, will be making a presentation about the effort in the coming weeks.
He acknowledged there has been an increase in violent crime in the Port City in recent years, gang-related and otherwise, and said the goal of the new program will be to combine efforts of enforcement, prevention, and intervention.
In particular, he said they want to focus on creating an environment where those who are victimized will report to law enforcement, rather than attempting to get justice themselves.
“What we’re seeing now is where people are taking the law sometimes into their own hands instead of reporting that crime, so today’s victim becomes tomorrow’s defendant. And we’re seeing this, this never-ending cycle of violence,” he said.
Another issue his office has faced is the lack of cooperation among witnesses to crimes.
Deranged attacker stabs San Antonio trans woman to death because “God told him to”
N.Y. Pregnant Woman and Boyfriend Are Killed in Botched Home Invasion with Girl, 1, Nearby
MTA worker sexually assaulted by perv who broke into conductor’s cab, cops say
An Elementary School Repeatedly Dismissed Allegations Against Its Principal. Then, an FBI Agent Pretended to Be a 13-Year-Old Girl.
Victoria Crime Stoppers is requesting information regarding an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
Orangeburg teen accused of killing 17-year-old on Whitman Street
KCKPD receives federal grant for violent crime task force
Battery, 'Mob Action', Strangulation: Lake County Crime Reports
Man arrested in Gibsonburg on sex crime charges from Las Vegas
NEWS HEADLINES: Surveillance Videos Show Ahmaud Arbery Trespassed Into Man’s Home Before Shooting
Newly released surveillance videos show Ahmaud Arbery trespassed into a home — which the homeowner says was robbed of $2,500 worth of fishing gear earlier this year — before running away down the street after a neighbor called 911.
Arbery can be seen walking down the street — not jogging — then stopping on homeowner Larry English’s lawn and looking around. After seeing no one was in the area, he then trespassed into the house at around 2:09 p.m. on the timestamp, which is actually most likely around 1:08 p.m as police said the first neighbor to call 911 did so at 1:08 p.m. Arbery is seen exiting the building around 5 minutes later and took off running or “jogging” after 911 had been called on him (possibly by the onlooking man who is seen standing next to a tree across the street that appears to be holding a phone up to his left ear and likely would have been in Arbery’s view).
North Carolina Deputy Fired, Charged After Leading White Mob To Black Teen's Home
Southern Charm's Kathryn Dennis Apologizes for Racially
Trucker Accused Of Murdering 3 Women In 1990s, Including Two Who Were Pregnant
Wis. Boy, 5, and Sister, 3, Found Dead in Feb. from 'Intentional' Injuries — But No Arrests Yet
Ohio State to pay $41 million to settle sex abuse lawsuits naming former wrestling team doctor
Documents: Federal agents engaged in sex acts with victims
PICTURED: The 18 members of a 'mob' who 'ambushed and tried to kill a New Jersey state police detective when he was investigating a home invasion'
Police searching for Brooklyn man who groped 7 women in 3 hours
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Authorities are searching for a serial groper responsible for several incidents on Friday.
Police say the male suspect approached several women in a three-and-a-half-hour period between 8:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. in Bedford Stuyvesant.
All of the victims were approached while they were walking on the street, authorities say.
SEE IT: Bronx robbers try to grab woman’s phone, shove her to the ground
‘It makes people feel unsafe’: Brooklyn serial groper suspect says in apology — after he’s caught
Man Charged with Killing Teen Who Chased His Son Through Ashburn: Prosecutors
Suspect In Saturday Shooting Arrested; Money At Root Of Dispute
Louisiana police officer faces rape charge after being accused of coercing sex during speeding stop
Woman Robbed at Gunpoint in Naperville Motel Room
Married couple, 85 and 86, shot dead at Delaware veterans cemetery
Bumping into each other outside Brooklyn housing project leads to beatdown
Missouri man poses as teenage girl on social media to solicit sex photos from kids: Police
California man to plead guilty to conning ‘black-ish’ star
A California man who allegedly wooed and conned “black-ish”star Jenifer Lewis and a trio of other women out of their own money has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud.
In a plea agreement filed Friday in a federal court in Los Angeles, 57-year-old Santa Monica man Antonio Wilson — whose aliases include “Dr. Tony Mariot” and “Brice Carrington” — admitted to the federal charge, the U.S. attorney’s office said in a statement, The Associated Press reports.
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