Posts in category "crime"

Does a slur against someone make it a hate crime?

The attorneys of three men charged with a felony hate crime against a gay man on the CTA tried to get out of the charges by saying that he wasn’t targeted because he was gay and should therefore only be charged with aggravated battery. Daniel Hauff was riding a CTA train last year when he... Read more »

Three who attacked gay man charged with felony hate crime

Photo Credit: CBS 2 CBS 2 is reporting on their website that charges against three men who allegedly beat up a gay man will be upgraded to felony hate crimes. On January 10, Daniel Hauff of Rogers Park was riding a Red Line CTA train when he came between three men that were verbally harrassing... Read more »

Gay student beaten with pipe in Houston, Gay teen decapited in Puerto Rico

Photo Credit:cybertoad via Flickr CC A Houston student was chased down and beaten with a metal pipe because he is gay. Jayron Martin had been taunted by fellow students at school and threatened but when he notified two principals and his school bus driver – they didn’t do anything. As he expected, after Jayron exited... Read more »

Boystown CAPS meeting draws standing room only crowd

Photo Credit: Michael Lehet Camera crews and news reporters surrounded Alderman Tom Tunney outside of Beat 2331 CAPS meeting in Boystown this evening.  And it was standing room only as concerned business owners, residents and members of the LGBT community stood shoulder to shoulder at local Boystown eatery, Nookies Tree, to try and make sense... Read more »

Are queers even safe in our own neighborhood?

Photo Credit: Rcktmanil via Flickr A 24-year old man was beaten and robbed early Monday morning – right in the heart of Boystown! The young man was walking on Halsted near Buckingham at 4:50AM when he was attacked and beaten by 4 men who beat him and stole his cellphone. Halsted and Buckingham…uhm, that’s right... Read more »