Topics :: hate crimes

Female Suspect in Anti-Gay Philly Attack Fired From Job

By Jason St. Amand | Sunday Sep 28, 2014
The female suspect in the Sept. 11 anti-gay Philadelphia attack has been fired from her hospital job Friday after controversial tweets she made regarding patient information went viral.

3 Charged in Gay Assault; Lawyer Denies Homophobia

By Sean Carlin | Thursday Sep 25, 2014
A defense lawyer for one of three young adults charged with beating a gay couple during a night on the town insisted the men were injured when a "fist fight ... got out of hand," and not, as Philadelphia police believe, during a homophobic attack.

3 Surrender in Philadelphia Gay Beating Case

By Sean Carlin | Wednesday Sep 24, 2014
Three people accused of beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a Philadelphia street have turned themselves in.

Female Suspect in Philly Gay Bashing Has Reported History of Anti-Gay Tweets

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Sep 24, 2014
The young woman accused of the Sept. 11 Philadelphia anti-gay attack apparently has a history of making insensitive and anti-gay remarks on social media.

Arrests in Philly Gay Bashing Case Expected as Investigation Wraps Up

By EDGE | Tuesday Sep 23, 2014
Expect arrests later this week, as police investigators put together the final pieces in the case of the savage beating of two gay men by a gang of "clean cut" young white men and women in Center City, Philadelphia this month.

Philly Lawmaker Requests Gay Bashing Be Investigated by Feds

By EDGE | Saturday Sep 20, 2014
While the brutal attack on two gay men in Philadelphia last week has caused an outcry from many in Pennsylvania to extend the state's current hate crime law to cover sexual orientation, one lawmaker is appealing to the federal government.

Eyewitness Disputes Self-Defense Claim in Philly Gay Bashing

By EDGE | Friday Sep 19, 2014
An eyewitness' account of last week's brutal attack on two gay men in Philadelphia disputes any impending claim of self-defense from attorneys representing the men and women allegedly involved in the assault.

Philly 'Clean Cut' Gay Bashers Turn Themselves In

By EDGE | Thursday Sep 18, 2014
Social media, a former TV reality show personality and a Twitter sleuth are being crediting in helping identify members of the "clean cut hate gang" allegedly responsible for the September 11th gay bashing of a male couple in Philadelphia.

Police Release Surveillance Video of 'Clean Cut' Gang Involved in Philly Anti-Gay Hate Crime

By EDGE | Wednesday Sep 17, 2014
Philadelphia Police are seeking the help of the public to help apprehend a group of young white men and women who attacked and robbed two gay men in their late 20's late in the evening of Thursday, September 11.

Philly Gay Couple Allegedly Attacked by Group in Possible Hate Crime

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Sep 15, 2014
A same-sex couple was attacked and robbed in Philadelphia Thursday night in what may be an anti-gay attack.