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UMD Killing Being Investigated as Possible Hate Crime

UMD Killing Being Investigated as Possible Hate Crime

May 23
The FBI is investigating if race played a role in the murder of a black man by a white student on the campus of University of Maryland, College Park. Police say 23-year-old Richard Collins III was stabbed and killed by Sean Urbanski.

Safety Seminar Urges People to Be Alert, Report Crimes

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Dec 4
Nationally, reported hate crimes against Jews, Muslims, LGBT people, and people of color spiked in the aftermath of the presidential election, and local community leaders held a safety seminar this week to address concerns.

Pulse Survivors to Light Tree of Hope

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Dec 4
The tree, which this year is dedicated to the Pulse victims and survivors, features origami cranes with wishes on them. It has been a holiday fixture for more than a decade.

Equality House Shot 7 Times in Homophobic Attack

By Brittany Ferrendi | Nov 2
The rainbow house next door to the Westboro Baptist Church became a victim to anti-LGBT violence this week.

Young Americans Worry Over Extremist Threat

By Melinda Deslatte | Aug 11
The threat of violence by people inspired by foreign extremists invokes fear in a majority of young Americans across racial groups. But for young people of color, that fear is matched or surpassed by worries about violence from white extremists.

SF Woman Denies Threat, Hate Crime Claims

By Seth Hemmelgarn | May 8
A San Francisco woman has been accused of threatening to kill two drag performers outside a gay South of Market nightclub while wielding a knife and yelling anti-gay and anti-trans slurs.

Texas Men Who Tortured Black Gay Man Indicted

By John Riley | Aug 22
A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment against Jimmy Garza, Jr., 32, and Ramiro Serrata, Jr., 22. The men are accused of a hate crime involving alleged sexual violence.

Phoenix Man Says Group Called Him Gay Slur Before Hit and Run

By Winnie McCroy | Feb 22
A Phoenix man said that a group of people called him a gay slur outside a local record store, and after he retaliated, hit him with their car.

Defendant in Gender-Nonconforming Skirt Burning to Remain in Adult Court

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Jan 25
A judge in Oakland last week ruled that the teenager who allegedly burned the skirt of a gender non-conforming teen should remain in adult court.

Trial Date Set in D.C. Transgender Assault Case

By John Riley | Sep 7
Michael McBride, the man accused of stabbing a transgender woman anywhere from 35 to 40 times in June in the District’s Fort Stanton neighborhood, appeared in D.C. Superior Court Sept. 3 to set a date for his trial.

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