Tag: Hate Crime

Orlando shooting – as it happened

For those of you waking up to this story, here is a break down of what we know about the Orlando shooting so far.A gunman named as Omar Mateen killed 50 people and left 53 others injured, many seriously, in a 2am attack on LGBT nightclub the Pulse, in Orlando, Florida. After an hours-long standoff, […]

Orlando LGBT Paper Editor: ‘I Don’t Even Know If My Friends Are Alive’

As editor of Orlando’s LGBT newspaper “Watermark,” Billy Manes always encouraged gay people to “disengage” from the thought that they could be victimized for their sexuality.   But after a shooting at an Orlando gay club early Sunday morning left 50 people dead — and news that the gunman was outraged over seeing two men […]

Trump takes credit for ‘being right on radical Islamic terrorism’

Donald Trump wasted little time seeking political advantage in the massacre at a Florida nightclub, taking credit for “being right on radical Islamic terrorism” in the wake of the worst mass shooting in American history.   The suspect in the attack, identified by authorities as a U.S. citizen of Afghan descent named Omar Saddiqui Mateen, […]

Imam Speaking in Orlando Said Gays Must Be Killed Out of ‘Compassion’

There is new information on the horrific terror attack in Orlando last night that has killed at least 50 and wounded more than 100 in the largest mass shooting in American history.   Sources are telling the Daily Beast that suspected killer Omar Mateen had previously been investigated by the FBI in 2013 and 2014, […]

ISIS statement on Orlando nightclub shooting

The terrorist group ISIS has again claimed responsibility for the shooting that killed at least 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend, according to Reuters. The latest statement was made in an official broadcast on the group’s Albayan Radio on Monday.   “One of the caliphate’s soldiers in America carried […]

Facebook Deletes Pamela Geller’s ‘Stop Islamization Of America’ Page After Orlando Attack

Facebook has deleted “Stop Islamization Of America,” a group with over 50,000 members in the wake of deadly Islamic terror attack in Orlando, Florida. The page was run by Pamela Geller, the well-known Islam critic and Breitbart contributor who led efforts to stop construction of the Ground Zero Mosque. Geller reported the removal of her Facebook group […]

G.I. man charged with hate crime in physical assault

A third-degree assault charge against Felix Tolentino of Grand Island has been elevated from a misdemeanor to a felony because he is accused of using a racial slur against the victim. Tolentino, 36, was charged with assault-third degree/hate crime, which is a Class 4 felony, in Hall County Court last Wednesday.   He is accused […]


by Robert Knight and Lindsey Douthit   Bringing ‘Thought Crime’ to America Proponents of “hate crime” laws say they are needed to protect minorities from acts of violence. However, criminal acts are already illegal. “Hate crime” laws add penalties to a criminal sentence if the person had a “hateful intent” or “thought crime” toward the […]