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Larry King and his murdere, Brandon McInerney

Calif. 1st State to Ban 'Gay Panic Defense' in Court

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Oct 1, 2014
California has become the first U.S. state to ban the "gay panic defense" that defendants have successfully used in court to get out of murdering or assaulting the LGBT community.

Wayne Steven Odegard

Man Shoots Gay Couple With BB Gun Outside Minneapolis Bar

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 30
A man shot a same-sex couple visiting Minneapolis from Brooklyn and Philadelphia with a BB gun outside a popular gay club Thursday night.

Kevin J. Harrigan

PA: 3 Charged in Gay Beating Have December Hearing

CRIME | Sep 30
Three young adults charged with beating a gay couple in Philadelphia are due in court Dec. 16 for a preliminary hearing.

Jamie Jarvis (left) and Meg Taylor (right)

Same-Sex Couple Attacked While Riding Bikes in Calif.

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 30
A same-sex couple was attacked in Long Beach, Calif., Saturday evening while riding their bicycles home.

Philadelphia Police Department, Philip R. Williams, left, Kathryn G. Knott and Kevin J. Harrigan

Female Suspect in Hate Crime Allegedly Struck, Screamed 'Faggot' at Victims

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 29
The female suspect connected in the Sept. 11 hate crime attack against a same-sex in Philadelphia allegedly called the victims "faggots" before hitting one of the men in the face, according to court documents.

Michael Whitington

Denver Bank Robbery Suspect Hams it Up in Mug Shot

CRIME | Sep 29
A man captured after authorities say he tried to flee a bank robbery in Denver doesn't seem too upset about his arrest.

NYPD Arrest 3 Men Connected in Anti-Gay Attack

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 29
Officers from the New York Police Department arrested and charged two men and one teen suspected of chasing and shooting a man dressed as a woman in Brooklyn Saturday morning.

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes Arrested for DUI in Los Angeles

CRIME | Sep 29
Former actress Amanda Bynes was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving while under the influence of a drug, authorities said Monday.

Kathryn G. Knott

Female Suspect in Anti-Gay Philly Attack Fired From Job

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 28
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.

Mug Shot of Kathryn Knott

Lawyer for Accused Philly Assailant Says She's 'Kind & Gentle,' Neighbors Disagree

CRIME | By EDGE | Sep 26
The attorney for Kathryn Knott, one of the accused assailants in the Sept. 11 Philadelphia gay bashing case, calls his client "a gentle, kind person." Neighbors and her own Twitter feed tell a different story.

Philip R. Williams, left, Kathryn G. Knott and Kevin J. Harrigan

3 Charged in Gay Assault; Lawyer Denies Homophobia

CRIME | By Sean Carlin | Sep 25
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.