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Hate Crimes

In both crime and law, hate crimes (also known as bias-motivated crimes) occur when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her perceived membership in a certain social group. Examples of such groups include but are not limited to: race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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Mother could face hate crime charges for attempting to ‘beat the gay’ out of son

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Mary Gowans
WHITEVILLE, N.C. -- A woman in North Carolina is accused of child abuse and could face hate crime charges after she allegedly instructed her son to "beat the gay away" from his brother.

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Police identify suspect in slaying of transgender Calif. woman

Friday, August 23, 2013
Dantjier Powell
FONTANA, Calif. -- Police have identified a suspect in the slaying of a transgender woman who was found dead in her Fontana apartment.

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NYPD releases sketches of two men sought in anti-gay hate crime

Friday, August 16, 2013
The NYPD released these sketches of individuals wanted in connection with Tuesday's anti-gay assault.
NEW YORK — The new York Police Department has released sketches of two suspects wanted in an anti-gay bias attack in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood.

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Police investigating alleged anti-gay attack on two men in NYC

Thursday, August 15, 2013
WABCMichael Felenchak (left) and Peter Nortman after the attack.
NEW YORK — Police are investigating an alleged anti-gay bias attack in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood, the latest in a spate of attacks on gay men in New York City over the past several months.

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Bar association: ‘Gay panic’ defense should be curtailed by legislation

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
ABA
SAN FRANCISCO -- The American Bar Association voted Monday in favor of a resolution urging state and federal lawmakers to pass legislation restricting the availability and effectiveness of the use of “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses by criminal defendants.

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Gang member sentenced in brutal anti-gay beating, torture of three men

Monday, August 12, 2013
Nelson Falu
NEW YORK -- A Bronx gang member has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in a brutal beating and torture of a new recruit he thought was gay, and two other men in separate, gruesome assaults in October 2010.

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Hate crime conviction in murder of transgender woman overturned

Thursday, August 8, 2013
Dwight DeLee (left) and Lateisha Green.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- An appeals court has overturned the hate crime conviction of a central New York man in the 2009 slaying of a transgender woman, ruling that jury verdicts in the case were contradictory.

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Seattle gay man chased, beaten by five attackers hurling anti-gay slurs

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Jason Jacobs
A Seattle gay man is recovering from an early morning attack on Monday in which he was chased and beaten by a group of three men and two women who began by taunting him with anti-gay slurs.

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Vandal targets historic New Orleans home of gay rights activist

Sunday, August 4, 2013
Times-PicayuneJohn Hill, in front of his home where a vadal spray-painted the word "fags."
NEW ORLEANS - A gay activist in New Orleans says somebody tore a rainbow flag from his balcony and spray-painted the word "fags" on the house he and his partner share, and police are investigating the vandalism as a hate crime..

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Bosnia likely to outlaw incitement to hate crimes against LGBT people

Friday, July 26, 2013
Bosnia-Herzegovina
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina -- The House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on Thursday adopted a bill criminalizing incitement to hate crime inclusive of of gender identity and sexual orientation.

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