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Meth, Race & Politics. A Year Later, NY Times Looks at the Ed Buck Case

Meth, Race & Politics. A Year Later, NY Times Looks at the Ed Buck Case

Sep 17, 2020

A year after Ed Buck was arrested in connection to the deaths of black men in his LA apartment due to meth overdoses, the New York Times took a comprehensive look into the case. Did he have the political influence some say he had?

Charges, Hate Crime Investigation Follow Bombing of LGBTQ-Owned Gym

Charges, Hate Crime Investigation Follow Bombing of LGBTQ-Owned Gym

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 14, 2020

The detonation of an explosive device that damaged a lesbian-owned gym in Gloucester City, N.J., is being investigated as a hate crime.

Gay Man Held Hands with Partner, Then Dragged by Car in Homophobic Attack

Gay Man Held Hands with Partner, Then Dragged by Car in Homophobic Attack

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 7, 2020

Three people have been charged in connection with a gay man being dragged more than 75 feet by a car in Orillia, Canada, after the suspects spotted him holding hands with his partner.

Kelly's Lawyers Want to Question Gang Member in Cell Attack

Kelly's Lawyers Want to Question Gang Member in Cell Attack

Sep 6, 2020

Attorneys for R. Kelly want to question a convicted member of the Latin Kings gang who says he beat up the jailed R&B singer in a Chicago cell.

A Year Later, Reward Posted in Murder of Florida Transgender Woman

A Year Later, Reward Posted in Murder of Florida Transgender Woman

Sep 4, 2020

A $10,000 reward was announced today by the FBI and Florida's Hendry County Sheriff's Office in the case of Bee Love Slater, an African-American transgender woman found dead in a burning vehicle in Clewiston one year ago Friday.

20 New Sexual Assault Counts Filed Against Adult Film Actor

20 New Sexual Assault Counts Filed Against Adult Film Actor

By Andrew Dalton | Sep 1, 2020

Adult film star Ron Jeremy was charged Monday with 20 new counts of rape or sexual assault involving 12 women and a teenage girl, authorities said.

Rugby Player Sentenced to 12 Months for Anti-Gay Attack

Rugby Player Sentenced to 12 Months for Anti-Gay Attack

Aug 31, 2020

A 23-year-old British rugby player was sentence to a year in prison for an assault in which he berated the victim for being gay and knocked out two of his front teeth.

Teen Accused of Killing 2 Thrust Into Debate over Protests

Teen Accused of Killing 2 Thrust Into Debate over Protests

By Stephen Groves and Bernard Condon | Aug 29, 2020

A white 17-year-old who says he went to protests in Wisconsin to protect businesses and people has become a flashpoint in a debate over anti-racism demonstrations that have gripped many American cities.

TikTok Celebrities Criminally Charged After LA House Parties

TikTok Celebrities Criminally Charged After LA House Parties

By Stefanie Dazio | Aug 28, 2020

TikTok celebrities Bryce Hall and Blake Gray are facing criminal charges after they hosted recent parties in the Hollywood Hills despite the city's ban on large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, authorities said Friday.

Attorney: R&B Singer R. Kelly Attacked in Federal Detention

Attorney: R&B Singer R. Kelly Attacked in Federal Detention

Aug 28, 2020

The lawyer for R. Kelly said Thursday the R&B singer, who is awaiting trial on child pornography and other charges, was assaulted by a fellow detainee at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago.

Teen Charged in Kenosha Shootings that Killed 2, Wounded 1

Teen Charged in Kenosha Shootings that Killed 2, Wounded 1

By Stephen Groves and Scott Bauer | Aug 28, 2020

Prosecutors on Thursday charged a 17-year-old from Illinois in the fatal shooting of two protesters and the wounding of a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a night of unrest following the weekend police shooting of Jacob Blake.

British Art Dealer, Partner Murdered in Malta; Suspects in Custody

British Art Dealer, Partner Murdered in Malta; Suspects in Custody

Aug 27, 2020

Suspects are in custody in the murder of a British art dealer living in Malta with his same-sex partner. Authorities suspect that robbery was the motive for the attack, in which the men were slain in their own home.

Years Later, Convictions in Horrific Murder of Lesbian Married Couple

Years Later, Convictions in Horrific Murder of Lesbian Married Couple

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 27, 2020

Four people were convicted on Aug. 26 of the murders of South African same-sex married couple Anisha and Joey van Niekerk.

Police Arrest Suspect in Three Gay Dating App-Related Shootings

Police Arrest Suspect in Three Gay Dating App-Related Shootings

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 26, 2020

Police in Waco, Texas have arrested a suspect in a string of three shootings - one deadly - in which it seems that the victims were targeted and lured using a gay dating app.

Canadian Sports Show Host Says Anti-Gay 'Street Preachers' Assaulted Him, Broke His Leg

Canadian Sports Show Host Says Anti-Gay 'Street Preachers' Assaulted Him, Broke His Leg

Aug 25, 2020

A Canadian radio sports show host tried to intervene when a group of "street preachers" loudly gave voice to anti-LGBTQ rhetoric in a Vancouver neighborhood. He is now in the hospital with a broken leg.

3 Trans Women Attacked in LA, Onlookers Stood By; Some Shouting Slurs

3 Trans Women Attacked in LA, Onlookers Stood By; Some Shouting Slurs

Aug 22, 2020

Three transgender women were attacked by two men on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles on August 17, while onlookers stood by, and some shouting transphobic slurs.

Scam Alert: Things a COVID Contact Tracer Wouldn't Say

Scam Alert: Things a COVID Contact Tracer Wouldn't Say

By Julie Appleby | Aug 22, 2020

State officials and federal agencies warn there's a new phone scam circulating: Some callers posing as COVID-19 contact tracers try to pry credit card or bank account information from unsuspecting victims.

Apology at Sentencing Deepens Mystery of Golden State Killer

Apology at Sentencing Deepens Mystery of Golden State Killer

By Don Thompson | Aug 22, 2020

Just before receiving multiple consecutive life sentences, Joseph James DeAngelo, the former California police officer who lived a double life as the murderous sociopath dubbed the Golden State Killer, broke his silence.

Bannon Partners Had History of Cashing in on Trump Movement

Bannon Partners Had History of Cashing in on Trump Movement

By Bernard Condon and Jim Mustian | Aug 22, 2020

One is a triple-amputee Iraq war veteran who ran news sites stoking right-wing rage, often with exaggerated stories. Another owns a company that sells Donald Trump-themed energy drinks. And the third is an ex-columnist for Breitbart,

Watch: Police Apprehend 2 After Video of Trans Women's Assault, Robbery Posted Online

Watch: Police Apprehend 2 After Video of Trans Women's Assault, Robbery Posted Online

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 21, 2020

Los Angeles police arrested two men seen in video posted online of the assault and robbery of three trans women, one of them Instagram and YouTube star Eden the Doll.

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