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Diner Shot During Robbery at High-End NYC Restaurant

Diner Shot During Robbery at High-End NYC Restaurant

Sep 16, 2021

A diner at a high-end Manhattan restaurant was shot in the leg during a stickup in the eatery's outdoor seating area, police said.

Militia Leader to be Sentenced in Minnesota Mosque Bombing

Militia Leader to be Sentenced in Minnesota Mosque Bombing

By Amy Forliti | Sep 13, 2021

The leader of an Illinois anti-government militia group who authorities say masterminded the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque is to be sentenced Monday for several civil rights and hate crimes in an attack that terrified a community.

Watch: Georgia High Schooler Faces Charges after Pride Flag Attack

Watch: Georgia High Schooler Faces Charges after Pride Flag Attack

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 7, 2021

In an incident caught on video, a Georgia high school student is facing charges, including simple battery and disorderly conduct, after grabbing a Pride flag from another student and knocking him down, and then tossing the flag into a garbage can.

Report: Filmmaker Kitano's Car Attacked by Man with Pickax

Report: Filmmaker Kitano's Car Attacked by Man with Pickax

Sep 6, 2021

Tokyo police have arrested a man who allegedly attacked a car carrying Japanese entertainment icon Takeshi Kitano with a pickax, though nobody was injured, according to media reports.

Women Say They Met Porn Actor Jeremy for Fun; Rape Came Next

Women Say They Met Porn Actor Jeremy for Fun; Rape Came Next

By Andrew Dalton | Sep 6, 2021

Adult film actor Ron Jeremy leveraged the novelty of his celebrity to meet and often isolate women who he raped and sexually assaulted, using the same tactics for years, according to grand jury testimony from 21 women that was unsealed Saturday.

Florida Gunman Killed 4, Including Mom Still Holding Baby

Florida Gunman Killed 4, Including Mom Still Holding Baby

By Kelli Kennedy | Sep 6, 2021

Four people are dead including a mother still cradling her now-deceased baby after a massive gunfight early Sunday with a former Marine a Florida sheriff said was "ready for battle."

Watch: London Preacher Guilty of Hate Crime for Homophobic Tirade

Watch: London Preacher Guilty of Hate Crime for Homophobic Tirade

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 2, 2021

A cleric who entered into a six-minute tirade in London has been found guilty of a hate crime after calling a gay man "filth" and "worse than a terrorist," and accusing him of "spreading AIDS".

Man Climbs on Castro Theatre Sign to Strip, Masturbate & Vandalize Historic Marquee

Man Climbs on Castro Theatre Sign to Strip, Masturbate & Vandalize Historic Marquee

Sep 2, 2021

A man climbed onto the marquee of the landmark Castro Theatre Tuesday where he stripped naked, masturbated, damaged the neon lights on the marquee and created a stir for 90-minutes before being removed.

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 2, 2021

2020 was the deadliest year since the Human Rights Campaign began tracking murderous anti-trans violence in 2013, claiming 44 victims. 2021 is well on track to equal or surpass that grim total.

Misspelling of Moderna Leads to Tourist's Arrest in Hawaii

Misspelling of Moderna Leads to Tourist's Arrest in Hawaii

By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher | Sep 2, 2021

A 24-year-old Illinois woman submitted a fake COVID-19 vaccination card to visit Hawaii with a glaring spelling error that led to her arrest: Moderna was spelled "Maderna," according to court documents.

Pooh Johnson Shot Dead in Shreveport, 35th Known Anti-Trans Murder of 2021

Pooh Johnson Shot Dead in Shreveport, 35th Known Anti-Trans Murder of 2021

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 2, 2021

Pooh Johnson, 25, was shot and killed on Aug. 23 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Her death marks the 35th known trans or gender-nonconforming person to be murdered in 2021.

Report: Anti-Trans Violence Soars Even as Anti-Gay Hate Crimes Decrease

Report: Anti-Trans Violence Soars Even as Anti-Gay Hate Crimes Decrease

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 1, 2021

A new report on hate crimes statistics for 2020 shows that while crimes motivated by sexual orientation decreased slightly last year, anti-trans violence and harassment continues to rise.

'AntiVaxMomma' Accused of Selling Bogus Vaccination Cards

'AntiVaxMomma' Accused of Selling Bogus Vaccination Cards

Aug 31, 2021

A New Jersey woman calling herself the AntiVaxMomma on Instagram sold several hundred fake COVID-19 vaccination cards at $200 a pop to New York City-area jab dodgers, including people working in hospitals and nursing homes.

Is It a Crime to Forge a Vaccine Card? And What's the Penalty?

Is It a Crime to Forge a Vaccine Card? And What's the Penalty?

Aug 31, 2021

In practice, the law gives prosecutors and judges huge discretion on how to charge and sentence offenders. But for years, it's been a federal crime to make or use "any materially false writing in any matter involving a health care benefit program."

Scenes From Week 2 of the R. Kelly Sex-Trafficking Trial

Scenes From Week 2 of the R. Kelly Sex-Trafficking Trial

By Tom Hays | Aug 28, 2021

The second week of the R. Kelly sex-trafficking trial in New York City proved to be an exercise by prosecutors to paint the "I Believe I Can Fly" R&B star as a man-child control freak and a compulsive sex offender.

Porn actor Ron Jeremy Indicted on Over 30 Sex Assault Counts

Porn actor Ron Jeremy Indicted on Over 30 Sex Assault Counts

By Andrew Dalton | Aug 26, 2021

A grand jury has indicted adult film actor Ron Jeremy on more than 30 counts of sexual assault involving 21 women and girls across more than two decades, authorities said.

Lesbian Couple Found Dead after Voicing Worries about 'Creepy Guy'

Lesbian Couple Found Dead after Voicing Worries about 'Creepy Guy'

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 25, 2021

A newlywed lesbian couple were camping in Moab, Utah, when they were shot to death. Shortly before they died, they had voiced concerns about a "creepy guy" who was camping nearby.

Josh Duggar Attorneys Seek Dismissal of Child Porn Charges

Josh Duggar Attorneys Seek Dismissal of Child Porn Charges

Aug 24, 2021

Attorneys for former reality TV star Josh Duggar have filed motions seeking to dismiss child pornography charges against him.

One Arrest, More Suspects Sought in UK Vicious Anti-Gay Attack

One Arrest, More Suspects Sought in UK Vicious Anti-Gay Attack

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 24, 2021

One suspect has turned himself in and police are still seeking two others in connection with an "appalling hate crime" in which two married men were beaten and gashed with broken bottles.

His Thirst Traps Did Him In: How IGs Led to the Capture of Capitol Insurrectionist

His Thirst Traps Did Him In: How IGs Led to the Capture of Capitol Insurrectionist

Aug 18, 2021

The FBI arrested a Michigan man, known by the moniker #CatSweat, for his involvement in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in part from his IG thirst-traps.

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