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Trump Administration Carries Out 13th and Final Execution

Trump Administration Carries Out 13th and Final Execution

By Michael Tarm, Michael Kunzelman | Jan 16, 2021

The Trump administration early Saturday carried out its 13th federal execution since July, an unprecedented run that concluded just five days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden — an opponent of the federal death penalty.

A Different Kind of Lockdown: Hacker Attempts Chastity Cage Extortion

A Different Kind of Lockdown: Hacker Attempts Chastity Cage Extortion

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 15, 2021

A hacker was able to take control over the internet-connected chastity cages in an attempted extortion of several victims, security researchers found.

Tyianna Alexander and Samuel Edmund Damián are 2021's First Victims of Deadly Anti-Trans Violence

Tyianna Alexander and Samuel Edmund Damián are 2021's First Victims of Deadly Anti-Trans Violence

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 14, 2021

Only two weeks into 2021, the year's toll of trans murder victims is already mounting with murderous violence claiming a trans women in Chicago and a trans man in Puerto Rico.

Effort in Arkansas to Enact Hate Crimes Law in Jeopardy

Effort in Arkansas to Enact Hate Crimes Law in Jeopardy

By Andrew DeMillo | Jan 12, 2021

A push to finally enact a hate crimes law in Arkansas, a state with a history of white supremacists, appeared to have all the elements for success.

Police: Man Shoots 7 in Series of Chicago-Area Attacks

Police: Man Shoots 7 in Series of Chicago-Area Attacks

Jan 10, 2021

A man killed three people and wounded four others in a series of shootings over roughly four hours that started on Chicago's South Side and ended with his death in a shootout with police in a parking lot just north of the city.

'Wheelie Queen' Dirt Biker Charged with Killing Her Girlfriend

'Wheelie Queen' Dirt Biker Charged with Killing Her Girlfriend

Jan 8, 2021

A renowned Baltimore dirt bike rider who appeared in an HBO drama about the city's riding scene faces murder charges for the stabbing death of her partner on New Year's Day, police said.

Woman who Accused Black Teen Of Stealing Phone Is Arrested

Woman who Accused Black Teen Of Stealing Phone Is Arrested

Jan 8, 2021

A woman who falsely accused a Black teenager of stealing her phone and then tackled him at a New York City hotel was arrested in her home state of California.

UK Teen Found Guilty of Killing Gay Teen

UK Teen Found Guilty of Killing Gay Teen

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 8, 2021

Matthew Mason, a 19-year-old man in the United Kingdom, was found guilty of killing 15-year-old Alex Rodda.

Boston Marathon Bomber Sues over Ballcap, Showers in Prison

Boston Marathon Bomber Sues over Ballcap, Showers in Prison

Jan 8, 2021

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has sued the federal government for $250,000 over his treatment at the Colorado prison where he is serving a life sentence.

Watch: Gay Man Brutally Attacked on Grindr Date Pushes for Hate Crimes Charges

Watch: Gay Man Brutally Attacked on Grindr Date Pushes for Hate Crimes Charges

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 7, 2021

A Louisiana gay man who was brutally attacked on a Grindr date is pursuing hate crimes charges in the case.

Fashion Designer Alexander Wang Accused of Sexual Assault

Fashion Designer Alexander Wang Accused of Sexual Assault

Dec 30, 2020

A growing list of models has gone public, accusing A-list fashion designer Alexander Wang of sexual assault.

Watch: Trans Woman of Color Eshay Key Killed Christmas Day

Watch: Trans Woman of Color Eshay Key Killed Christmas Day

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 30, 2020

Courtney Key, 25, is the latest victim in a year that has seen more lethal anti-trans violence than any on record. Her family is demanding to know of her shooting death on Christmas Day was a hate crime.

Victim of Boston Stabbing Says Attack was Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Victim of Boston Stabbing Says Attack was Anti-Gay Hate Crime

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 28, 2020

A 25-year-old openly gay man in Boston says that the three people who jumped him and left him with serious stab wounds to the neck and abdomen targeted him out of anti-LGBTQ hate.

After Naming Bombing Suspect, Focus Turns to Motive

After Naming Bombing Suspect, Focus Turns to Motive

By Kimberlee Kruesi, Michael Balsamo and Eric Tucker | Dec 28, 2020

With federal officials having identified the man believed to be behind Nashville's Christmas Day bombing, authorities now have the task of piecing together the motive behind the explosion that severely damaged dozens of buildings and injured three people.

Brussels Orgy Host Calls Out Police for Homophobic Comments During Raid

Brussels Orgy Host Calls Out Police for Homophobic Comments During Raid

Dec 27, 2020

The man who hosted the Brussels orgy reported around the world last month has filed an official complaint about the police who raided the event.

Kushner Pardon Revives 'Loathsome' Tale of Tax Evasion, Sex

Kushner Pardon Revives 'Loathsome' Tale of Tax Evasion, Sex

By Jill Colvin and Colleen Long | Dec 25, 2020

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called it "one of the most loathsome, disgusting crimes" he ever prosecuted as U.S. attorney.

Ex-'Survivor' Contestant Charged with Larceny in Virginia

Ex-'Survivor' Contestant Charged with Larceny in Virginia

Dec 24, 2020

A former "Survivor" contestant has been charged in Virginia with grand larceny, authorities said.

'Cheer' Star Pleads Not Guilty to Child Porn, Sex Charges

'Cheer' Star Pleads Not Guilty to Child Porn, Sex Charges

Dec 23, 2020

"Cheer" star Jerry Harris has pleaded not guilty to federal child pornography charges and allegations that he solicited sex from minors at cheerleading competitions and convinced teenage boys to send him obscene photographs and videos of themselves.

Watch: Suspect Sought in Anti-LGBTQ Assault on Manhattan Bus

Watch: Suspect Sought in Anti-LGBTQ Assault on Manhattan Bus

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 23, 2020

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has told state police to help investigate an incident of anti-LGBTQ violence reportedly perpetrated by a rider on a Manhattan bus.

Wisconsin Dentist Accused of Breaking Teeth in Fraud Scheme

Wisconsin Dentist Accused of Breaking Teeth in Fraud Scheme

Dec 17, 2020

A Wisconsin dentist is accused of damaging his patients' teeth so that he could bill insurance companies for crown procedures.

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