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Ex-'Predator' Host Turns Himself In, Resolves Video Issue

Ex-'Predator' Host Turns Himself In, Resolves Video Issue

By David Eggert | Jul 3, 2021

The former host of the "To Catch a Predator" TV series turned himself in Friday after a Michigan judge issued a warrant for his arrest for no-showing at a court hearing to explain why he had not given a defense lawyer more footage of a police sting.

California Hate Crime up 31% in 2020, Led by Anti-Black Bias

California Hate Crime up 31% in 2020, Led by Anti-Black Bias

By Don Thompson | Jul 1, 2021

Hate crime in California surged 31% in 2020, fueled mainly by a big jump in crimes targeting Black people during a year that saw the worst racial strife in decades, according to an annual report released Wednesday by the state's attorney general.

Josh Duggar Trial on Child Porn Charges Moved to November

Josh Duggar Trial on Child Porn Charges Moved to November

Jun 30, 2021

Former reality TV star Josh Duggar's trial on child pornography charges has been moved to November.

Manhattan Police Looking for Suspect in Anti-Gay Subway Stabbing

Manhattan Police Looking for Suspect in Anti-Gay Subway Stabbing

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 30, 2021

The NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force is looking for a suspect in a stabbing incident in which a man hurling anti-LGBTQ epithets allegedly scuffled with and then stabbed a subway passenger.

Watch: Police Arrest Iowa Man Demanding Residents 'Burn That Gay Flag'

Watch: Police Arrest Iowa Man Demanding Residents 'Burn That Gay Flag'

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 23, 2021

A man in Boone, Iowa, has been arrested for trespass and harassment after leaving homophobic notes at the homes of people who displayed support for the LGTBQ community.

After Years of Harassment, Gay Couple Finds Out Neighbor is Responsible

After Years of Harassment, Gay Couple Finds Out Neighbor is Responsible

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 19, 2021

A married gay couple in Milton, Massachusetts, recently discovered that their neighbor was behind years of homophobic harassment.

Watch: Gay Michigan Man Hospitalized After Brutal Hate Crime Assault

Watch: Gay Michigan Man Hospitalized After Brutal Hate Crime Assault

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 18, 2021

A gay man in Michigan remains hospitalized as his traumatized partner speaks out after they were attacked by an epithet-hurling assailant.

Man Charged with Doing 'Burnout' on LGBTQ Pride Crosswalk

Man Charged with Doing 'Burnout' on LGBTQ Pride Crosswalk

Jun 18, 2021

A man was arrested Thursday for purposefully damaging a new LGBTQ pride crosswalk at a South Florida intersection, police said.

'I'll Silence You' Threatens Machete-wielding Teen to Gay Man in Possible Hate Crime

'I'll Silence You' Threatens Machete-wielding Teen to Gay Man in Possible Hate Crime

Jun 15, 2021

As the DCPride celebration was taking place last Saturday, a juvenile waving a machete hurled homophobic slurs and threatened to stab a man dining outside at a restaurant.

Watch: Knife Attack Against D.C. Trans Woman Caught on Video

Watch: Knife Attack Against D.C. Trans Woman Caught on Video

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 13, 2021

A Washington, D.C. trans woman described how a trio of attackers left her with knife wounds to the arm and head in a brutal June 6 attack at a laundromat that police are investigating as a hate crime.

Rash of Mass Shootings Stirs US Fears Heading Into Summer

Rash of Mass Shootings Stirs US Fears Heading Into Summer

By Kathleen Foody | Jun 12, 2021

Two people were killed and at least 30 others were wounded in overnight mass shootings in three states, authorities said Saturday, stoking concerns that a spike in U.S. gun violence during the coronavirus pandemic could continue as summer dawns.

Justice Department Stepping Up Enforcement of Hate Crimes

Justice Department Stepping Up Enforcement of Hate Crimes

By Michael Balsamo | Jun 4, 2021

The Justice Department is stepping up its enforcement of hate crimes and other bias-related incidents, furthering a promise by Attorney General Merrick Garland to focus on civil rights violations.

Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Crimes Against Gay Men Met on Grindr

Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Crimes Against Gay Men Met on Grindr

Jun 3, 2021

A Dallas man has pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charges stemming from a string of kidnappings and robberies that targeted gay men using a dating app, prosecutors announced Thursday.

Vatican Law Criminalizes Abuse of Adults by Priests, Laity

Vatican Law Criminalizes Abuse of Adults by Priests, Laity

By Nicole Winfield | Jun 1, 2021

Pope Francis has changed church law to explicitly criminalize the sexual abuse of adults by priests who abuse their authority, and to say that laypeople who hold church office can be sanctioned for similar sex crimes.

After Refusing Sex Offender Program, Bill Cosby Denied Parole

After Refusing Sex Offender Program, Bill Cosby Denied Parole

By Maryclaire Dale | May 29, 2021

Actor Bill Cosby won't be paroled this year after refusing to participate in sex offender programs during his nearly three years in state prison in Pennsylvania.

Alaska Jewish Museum, Gay Bar Tagged with Swastika Stickers

Alaska Jewish Museum, Gay Bar Tagged with Swastika Stickers

By Mark Thiessen | May 28, 2021

A tall, thin man wearing a hood and a mask was caught on a security camera plastering Nazi stickers on a Jewish museum in Alaska's largest city early Tuesday.

Woman Charged with Assaulting Southwest Flight Attendant

Woman Charged with Assaulting Southwest Flight Attendant

By David Koenig | May 26, 2021

San Diego authorities charged a 28-year-old woman with felony battery after an attack on a Southwest Airlines plane in which a flight attendant lost two teeth and suffered other injuries to her face.

Reported Alive, Did Ex-Adult Performer Chip Tanner Stage His Own Death?

Reported Alive, Did Ex-Adult Performer Chip Tanner Stage His Own Death?

May 23, 2021

Last December it was reported that 32-year old ex-adult star had died. It turns out he's alive, and recent reports show him in trouble with the law.

Police Say 1 Arrested in Attack on Jewish Men in Los Angeles

Police Say 1 Arrested in Attack on Jewish Men in Los Angeles

May 23, 2021

Los Angeles police on Saturday announced the arrest of a suspect in an alleged attack by a pro-Palestinian group on Jewish men outside a restaurant earlier in the week.

British Cop Uses 'F-Word,' But Use Is Called 'Not Homophobic' by Disciplinary Panel

British Cop Uses 'F-Word,' But Use Is Called 'Not Homophobic' by Disciplinary Panel

May 19, 2021

Last year, a British police officer was caught on his own body cam calling a man being held in custody the "F-word." This week, a disciplinary board ruled his actions were not "homophobic."

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