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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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Young girl at fair assaulted in vicious gay hate crime

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Fuengirola fair
The suspect, a 27-year-old man, threw himself at her at the Fuengirola Fair while she was walking hand-in-hand with her girlfriend. ...

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Following savage attack, gay man dies after doctors remove part of his brain

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Mikhail Pischevsky
Architect Mikhail Pischevsky, who was attacked shortly after leaving a nightclub in Minsk, Belarus in 2014, has died. ...

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Dallas police are investigating a string of at least nine antigay attacks

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
A series of antigay attacks -- at least nine -- have plagued the Oak Lawn neighborhood over the last two months
They have a description of the suspects, and urge the public to come forward with any details relating to the crimes. ...

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Transgender woman fatally shot in Maryland; suspect arrested

Sunday, October 18, 2015
Suspect Rico Hector LeBlond (left) and victim Zella Ziona (right)
Officers say 21-year-old Zella Ziona was found suffering from a gunshot wound about 5:45 p.m. Thursday in an alleyway. ...

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Six men who tortured gay teens and posted the footage online have been jailed

Friday, October 16, 2015
This image posted to the "Occupy Pedophilia" group on, depicts group members "Lion Fancy" (left) and Mikhail Krasnov (right) standing over an unidentified victim.
The group manipulated several young men by luring them to "dates," where they'd be taken to the woods or an apartment, tortured, and filmed. ...

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UPDATE: Two men who beat gay couple banned from downtown Philadelphia

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Kevin Harrigan walks to the criminal justice center, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, in Philadelphia. Harrigan and Philip Williams, accused of beating a gay couple on a Philadelphia street last year, must stay out of downtown under a plea agreement that spares them prison time. Harrigan and Williams apologized as they pleaded guilty Thursday to assault and conspiracy charges. A third defendant says she'll go to trial.
Philip Williams and Kevin Harrigan must stay away from downtown Philly for several years, pay a hefty fine, and perform 200 hours of community service. ...

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BREAKING: Two of the suspected Philly hate attackers will NOT be serving jail time

Thursday, October 15, 2015
From left: suspects Philip R. Williams, Kathryn G. Knott, and Kevin J. Harrigan.
Two of the three suspects charged with the gay-bashing of a same-sex couple last summer won't serve any jail time, but Kathryn Knott will stand trial. ...

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University of North Dakota investigates alleged hate crime hoax

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Haakon Gisvold
Police investigators claim the gay man who reported being the victim of homophobic taunting made up the story. ...

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Long Island teen alleges he was beaten by frat boy for being gay

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
John Mateer
"Don't let a frat guy know that you're gay," he wrote on Twitter. "I am bleeding on my phone." ...

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Frat boys allegedly attack gay man, strip him naked, in possible hate crime

Friday, September 4, 2015
Police are currently investigating an allegedly hate crime that took place at a University of North Dakota frat house.
A gay man claims his outfit -- metallic red shorts and a tank top -- triggered an assault and homophobic taunting at a frat party. ...

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