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Florida Family Beats Gay Man For Dating Son. Man Nearly Killed, Loses Sight.

Hate Crimes Against Gay Men in Washington DC Have TRIPLED Since Trump Took Office.

According to new data released by Washington DC’s Metro Police the number of anti-LGBT hate crimes reported in 2018 have doubled and in some cases  tripled since Donald Trump was elected President in 2016.

Also the number of anti-LGBT hate crimes reported in D.C. in 2018 amounted to nearly half the total number of all hate crimes reported in the city such as those based on a victim’s, ethnicity , race, or religion.

The police data show that most of the cases for each of the past three years in D.C. involved hate crimes against gay men or because of the victim’s sexual orientation. Crimes targeting transgender people also rose but made up fewer cases.

The reported cases based on sexual orientation in the District included 61 in 2018, 56 in 2017, and 20 in 2016.

A recent study by the California State University’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism reported  that hate crimes have increased in many cities across the country over the past two years.  The report says anti-LGBT hate crimes similar to D.C. are most prevalent in many other cities.

Under Washington,  D.C.’s hate crimes law a person found guilty of a “bias related” or hate crime may be fined up to one and a half times the maximum fine and imprisoned for up to one and a half times the maximum prison term for the underlying crime such as assault, murder or other crimes with a hate crime attachment.

White Supremacist and Neo-Nazis Attack Anti-Trump Protesters At Berkeley [Video]

The Los Angeles Times reports:

About 500 pro-Trump demonstrators and counter-protesters faced off Saturday morning at a “Patriots Day” rally in Berkeley, where the two groups have violently clashed on city streets twice in the last three months. About 10 a.m., dozens of counter-protesters dressed in black and wearing masks tore down a plastic netting that separated the two groups in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park. The Trump supporters moved forward with American flags and chants against “communists.”

Two counter-demonstrators were led away by police in handcuffs. At one point, a loud explosion could be heard in the park and fist fights broke out among members of both groups. Berkeley police, wearing riot helmets, immediately rushed in and the crowd moved back.

Stewart Rhodes, founder of the citizen militia group known as the Oath Keepers, came from Montana with about 50 people wearing security gear to protect the Trump supporters. They were joined by bikers and others who vowed to fight members of an anti-fascist group if they crossed police barricades. “I don’t mind hitting” the counter-demonstrators, whom he called “neo-Nazis,” Rhodes said. “In fact, I would kind of enjoy it.”

The “Patriots Day” rally was organized by a loose collective of far-right groups hate groups. One of them, Oath Keepers, said it would provide security.

Police donned gas masks as they used pepper spray on the crowd. A Berkeley station for BART, the mass transit system, was shut down because of the disturbance.

One of the most disturbing acts caught on tape was that of  notorious white supremacist Nathan Damigo of the white nationalist group Identity Europa was identified by multiple witnesses as the man seen in a viral video lunging at an unsuspecting woman with dreadlocks and viciously punching her before she had a chance to react.

Twenty-one people were arrested, including some on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to Officer Byron White of the Berkeley Police Department. Eleven people were injured with at least six taken to a hospital for treatment, including one stabbing victim.

Police confiscated knives, stun guns and poles.

 

 

Russia Considers Turning Over Edward Snowden To America As A “Gift” To Donald Trump

 

NBC News reports:

U.S. intelligence has collected information that Russia is considering turning over Edward Snowden as a “gift” to President Donald Trump — who has called the NSA leaker a “spy” and a “traitor” who deserves to be executed. That’s according to a senior U.S. official who has analyzed a series of highly sensitive intelligence reports detailing Russian deliberations and who says a Snowden handover is one of various ploys to “curry favor” with Trump. A second source in the intelligence community confirms the intelligence about the Russian conversations and notes it has been gathered since the inauguration.

Former deputy national security adviser Juan Zarate urged the Trump administration to be cautious in accepting any Snowden offer from Russian President Vladimir Putin. “For Russia, this would be a win-win. They’ve already extracted what they needed from Edward Snowden in terms of information and they’ve certainly used him to beat the United States over the head in terms of its surveillance and cyber activity,” Zarate said.

Confession tiem: I wake up every morning, check the news, and find myself saying, “Oh, what the fucking new fresh hell is this?,” every morning.