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Jewish Center Shooting Suspect: Hate Crime Or Random

A shooting at a Jewish Community Center and retirement community in Overland Park, Kansas claimed the lives of 3 people Sunday. A 14-year-old Eagle Scout and his beloved grandfather were shot in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center, …

Supermax Prisons: Created in Response to Aryan Murders
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Slate crime correspondent Justin Peters wrote a story last week that explored the origins of the Super-maximum-security prison. In 1983, the Marion Penitentiary in Illinois was the toughest prison in the federal system. In Marion’s maximum-security complex, the most dangerous …

Larry Flynt on Shooter: “I Don’t Want to Kill Him”
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While some people would want nothing more than to see the person who made an attempt on their life die, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt feels quite differently. Flynt has spoken out about the pending death of the man who shot …

‘Orange Is The New Black’ Star Attends Islan Nettles Vigil, Raises Awareness

Earlier this month, Islan Nettles, a transgender woman, was attacked and killed in Harlem. The NYPD has reportedly said that Nettles was with her friends when one or more people attacked her while using anti-gay and anti-transgender slurs. She was …

Amish Beard-Cutting Trial Begins Today

The trial of Sam Mullet Sr. and his followers begins today in Cleveland. Mullet and 15 of his entourage are standing trial for hate-crimes against fellow Amish after a series of bizarre attacks in which they clipped the beards and …

Jon Lovitz Uses Twitter To Expose Bullies For Hate Crime

Comedian and actor Jon Lovitz doesn’t take kindly to bullies, especially when they target someone he knows…and when the bullying becomes a hate crime, he fights back in a brilliant way: with Twitter. When someone drew swastikas, wrote the word …

Tulsa Shooting May Be Racially Motivated But It is Not a Black and White Issue
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Jake England and Alvin Watts allegedly shot five people in Northern Tulsa in retaliation against the predominately black community. But are some government officials like Jack Henderson jumping the gun by saying that the incident was a hate crime before …

Anti-LGBT Violence Sends 3 To Hospital In D.C.

Three separate incidents of LGBT-related violence in a period of just 24 hours has the gay community and their supporters in outrage. On March 11, a gay man was shot in a Columbia Heights IHOP after an altercation with a …