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Woman accused of beating son for being gay could face hate crime charges

A mother in rural North Carolina could face hate crime charges after attacking her son and ordering her other son to attack him for being gay. According to Wilmington, NC’s NBC Channel 6, Mary Gowans has been charged with misdemeanor child abuse as prosecutors mull whether she should be charged…

Clarification: New information in the Shaima Alawadi case.

When I first wrote about the bloody murder of Shaima Alawadi in her California home, I hedged my bets a little, and then called it a hate crime: …leaving room for the possibility of new information, [I’m] not the El Cajon police, and I can go ahead and make the leap of…

Jewish man arrested for swastikas, anti-Semitic calls

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Jewish man was under arrest on hate-crime charges on Monday, accused of making anti-Semitic telephone calls to his mother and other elderly women and putting swastikas on apartment doors, police said. A family business dispute drove David Haddad, 56, of Manhattan, who is Jewish, to…

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