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Cleveland mob calls man ‘f*ggot’ before attacking him near well-known gay bar

In what police are investigating as a hate crime, a gay man was attacked and robbed over the weekend by a group of people outside a well-known gay bar in Cleveland. Jared Fox told WKYC that about 20 young men surrounded him as he was walking towards Cocktails bar just…

U.S. denies missile test in the Mediterranean linked to Syria

A missile test in the Mediterranean carried out by Israel and the United States on Tuesday had no connection to possible US military action against Syria, the Pentagon said. The joint military exercise, which came as Washington weighed punitive strikes against the Syrian regime, had been previously scheduled and was…

Rapist collapses in terror when police report that his victim was HIV-positive

A 27-year-old man named Richard Thomas collapsed in terror when police informed him that the woman he admitted to raping was HIV-positive. According to a BBC report, Thomas is currently waiting for his own test results to return. Thomas had by his own admission taken alcohol, Ecstasy and cocaine on…

Egyptian military court jails 51 members of the Muslim Brotherhood

An Egypt military court Tuesday gave a life sentence to a Muslim Brotherhood member and sentenced 51 more to jail for attacking soldiers in Suez following Mohamed Morsi’s July ouster. The sentences come as army helicopters killed eight militants and wounded 15 in intensive air strikes in the restive Sinai…

Fourth largest fire in California history caused by ‘some sort of marijuana-type grove thing’

A video of Twain Harte Fire Chief Todd McNeal briefing the community on California’s Rim fire surfaced online today, and in it he said that “we know [the fire]‘s human-caused, as there was no lightning in the area…and we highly suspect there might be some sort of illicit grove, some…

14-year-old girl says Oregon clothing store banned her for being ‘too big’

An Oregon clothing chain is investigating after a 14-year-old girl said that one store threw her out for being “too big.” Shelby Buster told KEZI that she didn’t expect to experience weight discrimination when she went shopping without her mother at the mall for the first time. “Me and my…

Group tasked with investigating prison rape has poor track record regarding sex crimes

After more than a decade of national legislative efforts to end prison rape, this month was supposed to produce a significant victory: formal audits of prisons and jails around the country that would more reliably chronicle incidents of sex abuse and the consequences for its perpetrators. But that moment of…

Domestic violence, shooting victim blocked from suing cops for failure to enforce restraining order

In February 2010, Stephanie Bond was shot three times by her estranged husband, Gabriel Omo-Osagie, who then took his own life. Omo-Osagie had been arrested and charged with domestic battery the previous November, after which Bond filed a restraining order against him. After Omo-Osagie attempted to murder her, she sued…

John Boehner vows to support Obama on Syria strikes

US Republican House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday said he would support President Barack Obama’s call for military strikes against Syria. In a potentially significant political move, Boehner emerged from talks with Obama at the White House saying the United States must respond to the use of chemical weapons, adding…

Washington Post columnist uses Miley Cyrus to blame rapes on women ‘twerking’

A Washington Post columnist with a history of subjecting female coworkers to a “inappropriate behavior” has argued that singer Miley Cyrus’ “twerking” dance at the MTV Video Music Awards encourages the type of culture that led to rapes in Steubenville, Ohio last August. In his Monday column, Richard Cohen wrote…

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