Crime

Man Says Postal Worker Called Him A Homophobic Slur

A United States Postal Service employee in Columbus is accused of calling two gay men a homophobic slur.

Michael Coward and his fiance Michael Vaughn were headed to a dinner party, Tuesday night, when Coward went over and grabbed his mail from his mailbox. The USPS driver was delivering mail at the time. When Coward grabbed his mail, he says the worker reacted negatively. He says she was annoyed that he didn't wait until she was finished.

"I started arguing with her and she called me a [expletive]," he said.

68 Year Old Grandma Shoots Naked Man Who Tried To Break In Her Home

A Texas grandmother shot and wounded a man who she says tried to enter her home with his pants down – after he allegedly rode up to her property on a bicycle while pleasuring himself.

The 68-year-old woman, identified only as “Granny Jean,” said she shot the masturbating man in the chest on Tuesday as he tried to open the door of her southeast Houston home as her 14-year-old granddaughter was inside, KTRK reports.

Rabbi Among Those Arrested Child Sex Sting On Gay Dating App

Eight more men face charges in a sting conducted in North St. Paul in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl this past winter that targeted pursuers of underage sex with online advertisements, authorities say.

That brings the total number of people charged in the undercover operation to 17.

The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office filed criminal complaints against nine of the men last week. Eight more have been charged so far this week, court records show.

Man Arrested For Having Sex With A Pony

A utility worker was arrested after reportedly being spotted having sex with a pony in Rogers County on Wednesday morning.

Authorities received multiple calls from an area west of Inola where a naked man was found to be having sex with a miniature horse in a pen, Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton said.

Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the intersection of County Road 4190 and Montrose Lane, according to an affidavit. A witness told investigators she saw a man "full nude standing in the field having sex with a pony," according to the affidavit.

Woman Who Shot and Killed Transwoman Gets Only 100 Days In Jail For Not Having Gun Permit

A 33-year-old woman who killed her friend in a downtown Portland shooting in May had a murder charge against her dismissed and was sentenced to 100 days in jail Thursday after admitting to not having a concealed handgun license at the time.

Civil Rights Group Appeal Death Sentence of Gay Man Who Jurors Said "Would Enjoy Prison Too Much"

Charles Rhines, a gay man from South Dakota, was convicted in the 1992 stabbing death of a donut shop worker. But instead of facing a long prison sentence, the jury gave him the death penalty.

Their reason? Since he’s gay, he would ‘enjoy’ prison too much.

In June, Rhines attempted to appeal this sentence. Despite three of the jurors admitting their homophobic biases, the court refused to hear his appeal.

Enter Civil Rights groups
Now, six civil rights groups, including the ACLU and Lambda Legal, are urging the 8th Court Circuit to accept his appeal.

Armenian Villagers Injure 9 People After Trying To Lynch LGBTI People

Thirty Armenian villagers attacked nine LGBTI people yesterday night (3 August) leaving two of them seriously injured.

A person showed up in front of the house of Hayk Oprah Hakobyan, in Shurnukh. Hakobyan is an LGBTI activist and founder of Rainbow Armenia Initiative.

Around 8pm local time, Hayk was having a drink with his friends when a person showed up at the front door. He claimed he only wanted to talk to Hayk. At the activist’s refusal, the attacker then jumped over the fence.

Man Charged With Hate Crime After Stabbing Gay College Student 20 Times

A Southern California man charged with the murder of a University of Pennsylvania student carried out the killing because the victim was gay, prosecutors said Thursday.

A hate crime sentencing enhancement was being added to a murder charge against 21-year-old Samuel Woodward in the death of 19-year-old sophomore Blaze Bernstein, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said.

Prosecutor Decline To Indict Wealthy Democratic Donor Ed Buck In The Death Of Gemmel Moore

Late Thursday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office filed a “Denial of Filing Charges” in the investigation into whether West Hollywood resident Ed Buck was involved in the death of Gemmel Moore in Buck’s apartment last year.

Man Stabs Boyfriend After Finding Jack'd On His Phone

Police officers say a man is recovering in the hospital after his boyfriend stabbed him 15 times after finding a gay dating app on his phone.

Ja'Quan Raymond, 24, is being charged with attempted murder after he called 911 on himself, thinking he had killed boyfriend, Dominic Price, according to police.

Police say Raymond was plotting to kill his boyfriend for about a week, after he discovered he had downloaded "Jack'd" a gay dating app to his phone.

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