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California Man Arrested for Targeting, Robbing 20+ Gay Men on GRINDR

California Man Arrested for Targeting, Robbing 20+ Gay Men on GRINDR

A Compton, California man who allegedly targeted and robbed more than 20 gay men he met on GRINDR has been arrested according to authorities.

Via The Pride:

Derrick Patterson, 22, was taken into custody by the FBI and is charged in a federal criminal complaint. The robberies occurred between November 2019 and March 2022 after Patterson allegedly contacted people using Grindr and arranged to meet at their homes or hotel rooms, purportedly for sex, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and KTLA. Officials said he would then draw different weapons, such as knives or a taser gun, and demand their wallets and cell phones. 

Patterson is accused of stabbing a man in the chest in October 2020. The victim survived and was able to identify Patterson to the police.

Patterson faces up to 20 years in federal prison.

The FBI is looking for other victims of Patterson. They can contact the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office at (310) 477-6565.

PLEASE always be careful when using social media for sex hook-ups.

Texas Teenager Arrested for Murder After Using GRINDR To Lure Victims

Texas Teenager Arrested for Murder After Using GRINDR To Lure Victims

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17-year-old Damarion Degrate has been arrested in Waco, Texas, after he allegedly lethally shot a man and wounded two others after meeting them through the gay dating app GRINDR.

Degrate was first arrested in late August, after three men were shot in Waco on Aug. 17 in separate incidents. One of those men, Jonathan Breeding, later died.

Degrate used the “dating app” with his first victim on the app on August 16 and arranged for his victim to pick him up from his home and drive him to a separate location. He then got out of the car under the pretense of stopping to buy drugs.

The affidavit states that “after being gone for several minutes, the defendant [Degrate] returned to the vehicle where the victim was waiting, opened the passenger door and shot the victim in the chest at point blank range.” The victim was able to leave the scene, eventually stopping at a nearby gas station, where police were called.

Degrate then spoke to Breeding through Grindr and met him a couple of hours after the first shooting, in the early hours of Aug. 17. Breeding was found by police after crashing his car into a pole.

A third man was found with a gunshot wound later that morning, and Degrate is the primary suspect in that shooting as well, police said.

Texas Teenager Arrested for Murder After Using GRINDR To Lure Victims

Georgia Police Arrest 9 Men in GRINDR “Drugs for Sex” Sting Operation

The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia arrested nine men during a three-day sting using Grindr in what they claim is a “drugs for sex” operation.

Sgt. W. Dereck Johnson – who identified himself on Grindr as “Charlie[looking for]420” – initiated a conversation about sex and offered to host at a Quality Inn & Suites on Beartooth Parkway in Dawsonville.

When the man said he had marijuana, Johnson replied, “U share?” The man said he would. Johnson also offered to supply papers to smoke the marijuana. 

“I want to get high and fuck,” Johnson wrote.

 Johnson told a local magistrate court judge a different story according to a March 4 warrant for the suspect’s arrest.

“[The suspect] did solicit SSGT D. Johnson to perform an act of prostitution in exchange for marijuana,” Johnson wrote in the warrant.

The man was charged with misdemeanor pandering, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and criminal attempt. 

In all  nine men were arrested during the sting using GRINDR over three day and charges ranged from misdemeanors – including pandering, obstruction and marijuana possession – to felonies, including criminal attempt to distribute marijuana and methamphetamine and use of a communication device to facilitate a felony. The men arrested ranged in age from 23 to 50 years old.

Sources report that all the men’s mugshots and places of business were published in a local media outlet.

Greg Nevins, senior counsel at Lambda Legal’s Southern Regional Office in Atlanta, said the pandering charge is baseless. This type of arrest harkens back to other instances of law enforcement targeting gay men.

Dawsonville is located about 60 miles northeast of Atlanta.

Source: Project Q

Texas Teenager Arrested for Murder After Using GRINDR To Lure Victims

Detroit Man Accused of Murder Used GRINDR to Lure Victims

In a story that is becoming all to familiar, a 26-year-old man was charged with numerous felonies, including first-degree murder and four firearm counts, for allegedly assaulting two gay men in Detroit, one of whom died. by luring his victims using the gay sex hook-up app GRINDR.

Demetris Nelson used GRINDR to target 31-year-old Brian Anderson and 26-year-old Malcolm Drake focusing on them because of their sexual orientation. During an attempted robbery on July 6, Nelson shot and killed Anderson and critically wounded Drake.

“The allegations are that social media contacts were used to target, contact, rob, fatally shoot one gay man, and seriously wound another gay man,” Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement. “To some, this will be just another hateful and violent act in America. They will read about this case and continue to go about their day. To me, that is quite tragic.”

The case was assigned to Special Prosecutor Jaimie Powell Horowitz of the Fair Michigan Justice Project (FMJP)

In March of 2019 a Texas man was accused of using GRINDR to lure 9 gay men to a vacant apartment in Dallas where they were beaten, robbed and sexually assaulted.

3rd. Man Charged In Violent Kidnapping, Robbery and Torture Spree of 9 Gay Men in Dallas

3rd. Man Charged In Violent Kidnapping, Robbery and Torture Spree of 9 Gay Men in Dallas

A third Dallas man has been charged with federal hate crimes in connection with a string of violent kidnappings and robberies targeting gay men in December 2017.

The violent kidnapping and robbery spree came to an end after one of the nine victims, who were all abducted from a Home Depot parking lot where they “were attempting to meet up with what they believed was a 19-year-old Latin male” from the Grindr escaped his abductors and called 911

When Dallas PD arrived where that victim had been held, they found four other victims lying face down in an empty bedroom. One of them had blood all over his face.

Daryl Henry, the most recently arrested, is charged with nine counts, including conspiracy to commit hate crimes, kidnapping and carjacking; hate crimes, aiding and abetting; and kidnapping, aiding and abetting, court records show.

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered him held without bond pending trial. If convicted, Henry faces up to life in federal prison for the “gruesome” crimes, a prosecutor said.

Also charged in the case are Daniel Jenkins, 19, and Michael Atkinson, 24.

Atkinson pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to commit hate crime acts and kidnapping in exchange for an agreement from prosecutors to not seek more than 23 years in prison, according to court records.

The men were robbed, pistol-whipped, beaten and sexually assaulted, federal authorities said. At least two victims were smeared with feces and urinated on. . Another was sexually assaulted with an object, prosecutors said.

In every case, the suspects forced the victim to withdraw money from an ATM at gunpoint, a police affidavit said.

We at Back2Stonewall would like to give the following advice. If you insist on having GRINDR or other “dating”apps hook-ups. PLEASE meet in a public setting such as a restaurant or bar where people can see who you leave with. You can never be too careful. Especially these days.

Texas Teenager Arrested for Murder After Using GRINDR To Lure Victims

Texas Man Pleads GUILTY In Kidnapping, Beating Of Nine Gay Men Lured On Grindr, Faces Life Sentence

Via The Fort Worth Star-Telegram 

One of two men accused of using Grindr to lure gay men to a vacant apartment in Dallas where they’d be beaten, robbed and sexually assaulted has pleaded guilty, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas.

Michael Atkinson, 24, pleaded guilty on Thursday to kidnapping and conspiracy charges in connection with his involvement in the scheme. The victims in the case — nine of them — range in age from 19 to 57.

Atkinson and Daniel Jenkins, 19, are accused of using Grindr to create fake profiles, posing as gay men and luring men to a vacant apartment at the Solana Ridge Apartment complex in East Dallas.

Atkinson faces a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison for the kidnapping charge and five years in prison for the conspiracy charge, and a fine of up to $250,000 with respect to each offense. The maximum statutory sentence prescribed by Congress 

Texas Teenager Arrested for Murder After Using GRINDR To Lure Victims

Gay Texas City Councilman Removed From Office After Being Catfished On GRINDR For Nude Pics

Cross Coburn, a 19-year-old gay man who was elected as a councilman in Groves, Texas last year, was voted out of office this month after being catfished and blackmailed with his nude Grindr photos. A recall election took place on November 6th, and 62% of Groves citizens removed Coburn from office.

 In 2017, Coburn ran unopposed for the council seat but in early 2018 Groves’ City Hall received an anonymous package full of nude photos of him that had sent to someone on the gay sex app Grindr, the photo were also sent to local news channels. The “scandal” resulted in a petition to have Coburn removed from office, claiming he couldn’t live up to the city’s high “moral standards.”

 Coburn states that he was he was set up and blackmailed and that many signatures on the petition to remove him were forged. He also claims that Groves Mayor Brad Bailey and Councilman Kyle Hollier were behind the recall vote that claimed his job. When asked about the photo scandal in September, Bailey said that he believes public servants should be “held to a higher position”.

Texas Monthly suggested that Coburn was a victim of catfishing in an effort to remove him from office, as the photos were sent to local media after the city attorney mentioned in an internal email that only the citizens could remove Coburn in a recall election.

 Coburn is now challenging the recall and has filed a complaint in the District Court of Jefferson County, claiming that the petition to remove him was was forged. He’s also asked the state attorney to investigate.

Alt-Right Quisling Jorno Chadwick Moore Calls FBI on GRINDR Because He Can't Get Laid

Alt-Right Quisling Jorno Chadwick Moore Calls FBI on GRINDR Because He Can’t Get Laid

Disgraced gay alt-right “journalist” Chadwick Moore went after GRINDR  this week after claiming that his profile was blocked after he complained about the inclusion of trans profiles and answering a question by saying that there are only two genders.

Moore tweeted: “@Grindr just shut down my profile for the second time this year because under the ‘Gender’ question (weird af) I wrote ‘There are only 2.”

He added: “If trans women are real women why are they lurking on a gay men’s dating app. And doesn’t the whole trans narrative only deeply further the gender binary? So weird.”

Moore then went further to say he’d “love to see your internal company guidelines on postmodernism, gender theory, and banned words. Are you a gay dating app, or another tech firm engaged in thought-policing at the behest of radical, unfuckable, far-left activists?”

Moore later took to Twitter  accusing GRINDR of facilitating sex work and illegal drug use. He then tried to get the FBI to investigate the popular gay hook-up app.

Moore whose career was on the skids two years ago wrote a sympathetic piece on Milo Yiannopoulos for Out that was critiqued as a sympathetic profile on the disgraced alt-right troll and then came out as a Republican to get publicity thus becoming nicknames “Chadwick Mediawhore”.

GRINDR has responded now by offering a limited edition gender neutral t-shirt with the words “GRINDR is a construct” emblazoned across the front with all proceeds being donated to the National Center for Transgender Equality.

All of this just because no one wants to fuck a troll alt-right hack like Moore.  

#PatheticLoser

Alt-Right Quisling Jorno Chadwick Moore Calls FBI on GRINDR Because He Can't Get Laid

DELTA Removes Chris Rock Special from In-flight Entertainment Over Anti-Gay Slurs – Video

DELTA Removes Chris Rock Special from In-flight Entertainment Over Anti-Gay Slurs - Video

 

Delta Airlines is going to remove Chris Rock’s Kill the Messenger HBO comedy special from in-flight entertainment systems after Jeremy Foreshew, a Grindr employee, complained to Delta officials about a scene in which Rock explains the proper context in which it’s okay to use the word “faggot”.

“I just came to a place where I couldn’t believe this was something happening in 2016. When you think of the number of people who fly Delta every day and have access to that language… it just shocked me.” Foreshew said.

Delta which recently made headlines after cutting lesbian kissing scenes out of the Oscar-nominated Todd Haynes film Carol released the following statement to GayTravel.com.

“The Chris Rock ‘Kill the Messenger’ segment should not have been uploaded on flights based on our criteria for excluding onboard programming that includes content featuring explicit language, slurs, extreme violence, and explicit scenes. We apologize to any customers who were offended by the content or our airing of the segment, and we are working as quickly as possible to remove it from our aircraft. Our commitment to inclusion and respect of all customers is rooted in Delta’s values and culture, and we proudly embrace diverse people, thinking and styles.”

Rock has been using the “faggot” routine since before 2008 when the comedy special was filmed along with other “sensitive” segments as Black People VS. Niggaz and White Girls. 

There was no word weather or not Foreshew, who works for the gay sex app w/race filters gasped and clutched his pearls on the flight.

Oh, and its”Mr. Faggot”, bitch.

 

IOC Condemns Gay “Grindr Olympics” Story, Daily Beast’s Nico Hines Reportedly Sent Home

GRINDR The Daily Beast

 

Outsports reports:

The International Olympic Committee has condemned as “simply unacceptable” a since-deleted story on the Daily Beast where a straight reporter posed as gay on Grindr to do a feature on sex at the Olympics. The IOC indicated in an email to Outsports that the writer, Nico Hines, is no longer in Rio.

“We understand the organization concerned recalled the journalist after complaints and withdrew the story,” an IOC spokesperson told Outsports today in an email statement. “This kind of reporting is simply unacceptable.” It’s the IOC’s first response since the controversy broke on Thursday.

It could not be immediately confirmed if Hines is still in Rio. However, his last story on the Daily Beast‘s website was Aug. 9, two days before his story about Olympics sex was posted. He also has not tweeted since Aug. 10, a day before the story appeared. An email to the Daily Beast concerning Hines’ status has not been answered as of now.

Over 9000 signatures have been gathered to have Hines fired.  But in all honestly that would be a sacrificial goat for the Daily Beast who in reality not only shares the guilt with Hines but is even more guilty for allowing the article to be published in the first place.  The Daily Beast which was founded in 2008 is not a blog. It is a legitimate news source which was part of of Newsweek for sometime. The DB has 21 million unique visitors – a 60% year-over-year increase in readers, accompanied by a 300% increase in the overall size of its social media community.  It is a legit news site that can afford to send “journalists” to the Olympic and around the world but obviously cannot or will not properly vet their work.