Hate Crimes Prevention Act News
Transgender Woman's Slaying in Philadelphia Believed to Be 20th This Year in US
Keisha Jenkins, a 22-year-old transgender woman from Philadelphia, was recently beaten and shot to death by a group of men, according to police, who said they are investigating whether her gender identity played a role in the slaying. Jenkins is at least the 20th trans woman killed in the United
AOL Tech Guru Steve Johnson Seeks Justice for Gay Brother's Killing
Boston Internet pioneer Steve Johnson said he was convinced early on that his younger brother's death more than two decades ago was not a suicide, but murder –- the result of a gay-bashing incident in Australia. In December 1988, Scott Johnson was celebrating the completion of his doctorate in
Amish Beard-Cutting Trial: Jury Selection Underway in Cleveland
Jury selection began today in the hate crimes trial of Samuel Mullet Sr. and 15 followers of his breakaway sect, who are accused of forcibly cutting the beards and hair of other Amish men and women. U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster began the morning interviewing 81 people in the jury pool,
Amish Hair-Cutting Hate Crime Trial Set to Begin
The trial of members of a breakaway Amish sect charged with hate crimes for cutting off the beards and hair of other Amish men and women is set to begin Monday in an Ohio court. The government revealed Friday that horse mane shears, along with hair samples, recorded jailhouse phone calls, and a
Seven Amish Men Charged with Hate Crimes for Beard Cutting
Seven Amish men have been charged with hate crimes for cutting the beards and hair of Amish men in a different religious sect. The men, all family members of bishop Samuel Mullet, Sr., allegedly forcibly restrained multiple Amish men and cut their beards and hair with scissors and battery powered
Obama: June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month
ABC News' Jon Garcia Reports: As he did last year, Obama today declared June "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month." But this year the announcement comes as Congress began moving to repeal the controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy...
Obama on Hate Crimes Legislation Signing: “the bells of freedom ring out a little louder"
President Obama today held a separate reception to note the signing of the hate crimes legislation, the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, within the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act.
Transgender Murder Trial Set to Begin Today
Allen Ray Andrade Charged With Hate Crime in Death of Transgender Teen Angie Zapata
Transgender Teen's Murder Suspect Snapped
Man Who Said He Killed Colo. Teen He Thought Was a Woman Could Face Hate Charge
Transgender Teen's Death a Hate Crime?
Cops Probe Death of 18-Year-Old Found Fatally Beaten in Colo. Apartment Last Week