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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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Is a serial killer called The Pusher targeting gay men?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Thomas Sheridan, who specializes in psychopathology, attributes around 60 deaths since 2004 to a homophobic serial killer.
The city of Manchester has been on edge after rumors began circulating that a serial killer was pushing gay men into the city’s canals. ...

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Muslim drag queen receives death threats after documentary

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Asifa Lahore
One Twitter user posted: "Absolutely repulsed by the 'Muslim' drag queens on Channel 4." ...

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Islamic State claims 30 people were killed for sodomy

Monday, August 24, 2015
Images show the man sat on a plastic chair, while blindfolded, before being thrown off a seven-story building in Syria.
The head of an international gay rights organization is telling the U.N. Security Council that the Islamic State extremist group has executed at least 30 people for sodomy. ...

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Jerusalem Pride suspect is charged with murder

Monday, August 24, 2015
Yishai Schlissel has been charged with murder and six counts of attempted murder at this year's Jerusalem Gay Pride parade.
Yishai Schlissel was remorseless at Monday's court meeting. ...

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Jerusalem Pride attacker has been ruled fit to stand trial

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Ultra-Orthodox Jew Yishai Schlissel walks through a Gay Pride parade and is just about to pull a knife from under his coat and start stabbing people.
Yishai Schlissel was evaluated for 48-hours after a previous evaluation was ruled inconclusive. ...

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Man says NYPD broke his ribs, yelled slurs at Pride Parade

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Jacob Alejandro
"This lawsuit is about obtaining a measure of justice for Jacob.” ...

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Alleged attackers of gay Philly couple get continuance — for now

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The trio of accused hate attackers, Philip Williams, 24, Kathryn Knott, 24, and Kevin Harrigan, 26, were arrested September 24, 2014.
The suspects are debating the plea bargain with their attorneys, probably to eke out a better deal. ...

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ISIS children murder two gay men with stones

Monday, August 17, 2015
This crowd, which includes children, stoned two gay men to death after they were thrown off a rooftop.
Video footage has surfaced depicting two men being thrown off a roof and subsequently stoned to death by children. ...

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Brutal antigay attack lands two in jail

Friday, August 14, 2015
Footage of the Moroccan attack posted on YouTube last month.
Two men have been incarcerated and fined following a vicious assault in Morocco. ...

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Detroit police are reaching out to LGBT community

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Amber Monroe
An "LGBT community chat" followed two recent attacks on transgender women. ...

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