Topics :: crime

Mother Defends Son: He Can’t Shoot Children Because He’s Gay

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Sep 16, 2013
The mother of a man accused of critically wounding two girls in a shooting in a Wilkes-Barre, PA apartment complex, defended her son to local media by saying he couldn’t have committed the crime because he’s gay and "gay people don’t shoot kids."

Boston Magazine Profiles Rintala Case

By Sue O’Connell | Saturday Jun 1, 2013
"Reasonable Doubt" explores the first time a woman had been accused of murdering her lawfully wedded wife.

Texas May Add Legal Protection For Gay Teens

By Jim Vertuno | Wednesday Apr 10, 2013
Parents of gay teens urged Texas lawmakers on Tuesday to give their children the same legal protection as heterosexuals when it comes to prosecuting sex crimes.

Wrongly Jailed for 21 Years, Bernard Baran Demands His Records Be Expunged

By Tony Hobday | Tuesday Mar 19, 2013
Bernard Baran was 1984 when he was falsely accused of sexual misconduct of a child. After nearly 22 years in prison, he was finally released. He now demands that his records be expunged.

Poth Trial Pushed to April

By John Riley | Wednesday Mar 6, 2013
The trial of the now-former Marine accused of stabbing a fellow Marine during an altercation in D.C.’s Barracks Row neighborhood in April has been postponed.

Rise in Cell Phone Theft Spurs Hearing

By Peter Hernandez | Tuesday Feb 19, 2013
As cellphone thefts continue to surge citywide, Supervisor Scott Wiener convened a hearing and heard from city officials who said they are aware of the "alarming" rise in robberies but presented limited options to deter the frequency.

Former DJ ’Bugged’ by Landlord

By Tom Kilduff | Sunday Jan 13, 2013
Former disc jockey and outspoken LGBT personality Jon Zuckman is facing an eviction hearing next week after a long simmering feud with his landlord centered on bed bugs in his apartment.

SFPD Updates Condom Policy

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Jan 12, 2013
The San Francisco Police Department will no longer take photographs of condoms or mention them in police reports in prostitution cases, ending the city’s practice of using condoms as evidence in such cases.

Dwyer Charged in Boat Crash

By John Riley | Sunday Dec 30, 2012
An anti-gay lawmaker from Anne Arundel County who once spearheaded an attempt to impeach Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler (D) is facing five charges stemming from an August boat crash that injured himself and six others, including four children.

FRC Shooting Case Continued to January

By John Riley | Wednesday Dec 19, 2012
In granting the continuance, Roberts said that each side would have more opportunity for discovery.