Crime

Amsterdam Pride 2019. (Getty/ Soccrates/ Eric Verhoeven) A man from Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, has been cleared of terrorism charges after he tried to buy an AK-47 online, claiming he “needed it for the gay Pride parade”. The 32-year-old, identified as “Tahsin E”, was arrested on 7 August, 2020, according to DutchNews, after Dutch security service
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Taylor Parker-Dipeppe. (Pinellas County Jail) A trans man who threatened journalists as part of an interstate intimidation effort by a neo-Nazi ring against the press has been spared jail. Taylor Parker-Dipeppe pleaded guilty last year to federal charges over his involvement in a sprawling plot to harass reporters critical of the Atomwaffen Division. Atomwaffen is a small,
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John Copley-Hammond (L) filmed the several occasions in which builders brazenly threw homophobic abise at him and his husband, Chris. (Screen captures via John Copley-Hammond/Metro.co.uk) A police probe has been launched after a gay couple alleged builders targeted them with homophobic abuse in Gloucestershire, England. Chris Copley-Hammond and husband John, both 49, captured on video what
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Grindr on the App Store. (CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images) An elderly man in Australia was lured by a 21-year-old via Grindr and subjected to hours of torture with a “horrifying array of weaponry”. Charlie Michael Edward Caire pleaded guilty at the District Court of South Australia to multiple crimes, including false imprisonment, aggravated blackmail and
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A gay man who was left scarred for life after a brutal homophobic hate crime has called for “tougher penalties” for attackers. Aspiring drag artist Ryan Turner, 24, was knocked unconscious by Brandon Forrester, 19, during the brutal assault on 13 July, 2019, in Preston, Lancashire. Before the attack, Forrester and others in the group
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Alexus Braxton. (Facebook) Alexus ‘Kimmy Icon’ Braxton, a Black trans woman and “beloved daughter”, was found dead 4 February amid a surge of unrelenting violence that has left LGBT+ activists drained and alarmed. Braxton, 45, was killed in Miami, Florida, in an apartment complex in the northern Andover Lakes Estates neighbourhood. She was based in the
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The man was handed a fully suspended sentence after he attacked a transgender sex worker with a knife in 2017. (Envato Elements) A man who attacked a transgender sex worker with a knife and demanded “free” sex has been handed a fully suspended sentence. Liam Vickers, 23, pleaded guilty to assaulting the transgender sex worker
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Member of the European Parliament Jozsef Szajer gives a speech to launch the campaign of the right-wing Fidesz ruling party ahead of the European Parliament elections on April 5, 2019 in Budapest. (PETER KOHALMI/AFP via Getty) The organiser behind a so-called “daddy orgy” in Brussels, Belgium, attended by an anti-LGBT+ Hungarian lawmaker has filed a
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Hashem Abedi, 22, was found guilty of murdering 22 people. Prosecutors said he was “just as guilty” as his brother. (Screen capture via ITV) Hashem Abedi, the brother of the Ariana Grande Manchester Arena attacker Salman Abedi, has admitted to being involved in the bombing that killed 22 people. In August this year, Hashem Abedi,
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Connor Scothern. (West Midlands Police) A British teenager jailed for belonging to a far-right, neo-Nazi terrorist group that plotted to wage a “holy war” against Black people, Jews and the LGBT+ community and Jewish people had his sentence halved Friday (November 20). Connor Scothern, a 19-year-old from Nottingham, was convicted alongside three others – including
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A male couple have been found guilty of murdering and dismembering a lesbian in their flat filled with horror merchandise. Boyfriends Nathan Maynard-Ellis and David Leesley, 30 and 25, have been convicted of the 2019 killing of Julia Rawson in Dudley, West Midlands. The two men, who had already admitted perverting the course of justice
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