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3 Men Arrested In Connection to Murder of Gay Man in Virginia

3 Men Arrested In Connection to Murder of Gay Man in Virginia


Gavin Collins, Joshua Hunter, and Handy Colindrez – Photo: Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

The Loudoun County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office announced it had arrested Gavin Collins, 21, , and Joshua Hunter, 22, of Woodbridge, in the murder investigation of Jose Escobar Menendez.  A third man Handry Colindrez, 24, was arrested and charged with grand larceny for allegedly buying the car from Collins and Hunter.

According to the sheriff’s office, Menendez had agreed to meet Collins in the area of Emerald Point Terrace in Sterling during the early morning hours of July 8. But both Collins and Hunter showed up. During the course of their encounter, police allege that Collins and Hunter attempted to rob Menendez, shooting him fatally. The two then fled the scene, stealing Menendez’s car as well.

Hunter allegedly worked as an escort through the website Rent.Men for the past two years. A former customer provided a copy of Hunter’s page to a local media outlet. On the site, Hunter used the name “Anthony Adams,” and claimed that he was “a very open person with no hang ups and open to all genders.”

According to the FBI 2018 Hate Crimes Report on Sexual Orientation Bias 59.7 percent of the years cases were perpetuated against gay men.

#SayHisName

Kansas city police say the death of a gay bar owner in a house explosion is being investigated as a homicide.

#TrumpsAmerica – Gay Bar Owners Death in Kansas City House Explosion Ruled A Homicide

Kansas city police say the death of a gay bar owner in a house explosion is being investigated as a homicide.

The Jackson County Medical Examiner ruled the death of Melvin “Lee” Mecker a homicide on July 8. No suspects are in custody. Mecker died when his house exploded and burned down on April 10.

Police have not said how Mecker was killed, or whether he died before or during the blaze. Sgt. Jacob Becchina, a police spokesman, declined to comment further on the case.

Kansas City Fire Department Deputy Chief Jimmy Walker said in April that power and gas had been shut off to the house, but there were generators and possibly gasoline present on the property.

Mecker’s business, Buddies bar, closed after his death. He had been manager and owner of the bar for about two decades.

Detroit GayMurder

2 Gay Murders in 3 Days – 2 Detroit Men Charged in Carjacking, Murder of Gay Man

In the second case of homicide against a gay man in three day, 28-year-old Anthony Brock and 30-year-old Darnell Wilson have been charged with first-degree murder and other crimes in the killing of Diano Johnson.

On June 19, Brock arranged to meet Diano Johnson after the two men met on Facebook. Prosecutors say it is alleged that Brock locked Johnson in the trunk of the victim’s car and drove to pick up Wilson. The two suspects then allegedly got a firearm, drove to the city’s east side with Johsnon still in the truck of his own car, where they dragged him from the car and shot him multiple times.

The next morning, Brock allegedly set Johnson’s car on fire, burning his legs in the process, prosecutors say.

Detroit Police officers discovered Johnson’s body on June 21. An investigation by the Detroit Police Department resulted in the arrest of Brock on June 25, 2019 and Wilson on July 12, 2019.

Brock and Wilson were charged with one count each of first degree murder, felony murder, armed robbery, carjacking, unlawful imprisonment, felon in possession of a firearm, and six counts of use of a firearm.

In both cases the murders were planned and executed using social media.

Due to the rise of hate crimes against the community Back2Stonewall advises anyone using social media to “hook-up” to always plan to meet in a public place like a bar or a restaurant first where you can be seen by others and talk before anything else occurs.

PLEASE be diligent and aware of your surroundings and the people you meetup with for your own safety.

Man Sentenced to 20 years For Brutal Murder of Gay Man in Detroit

Detroit Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison For Brutal 2013 Murder of Gay Man

Hameer Alkotait will spend up to 20 years in prison after being sentenced in the murder and burning of a gay man in southwest Detroit in 2013.

Alkotait accepted a plea agreement on second-degree murder. Judge Michael Hathaway sentenced Alkotait to 18-20 years in prison in connection of the 2013 robbery, murder and burning of the body of Gavino Rodriguez who was targeted because he was gay.

Alkotait’s accomplance, Andrew Czarnecki was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for the 2013 for Gavino’s murder.

Rodriguez was last known to be alive July 10, 2013, authorities say. His body was found in southwest Detroit.

Sketch Released Of Shooter Involved In Texas Teen Lesbian Attack

Two weeks ago nineteen-year-old Mollie Olgin and her girlfriend, 18-year-old Kristene Chapa, were both shot in the head at Violet Andrews Park in Portland, near Corpus Christi. Mollie Olgin died at the scene, while Kristene Chapa remains hospitalized.

Today Portland, Texas Police have released a sketch (left) of the suspect in the shooting of a teenage lesbian couple.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds, with a skinny build and brown hair.

Vigils for the girls  have been held across the country, including last weekend in Dallas.

Police at this time ARE NOT investigating the shooting as a hate crime.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Portland police at 361-777-4444. Reports may be made anonymously

23 Year Old Transgender Woman Killed At Washington D.C. Bus Stop

Deoni Jones, a 23 year old transgender woman was fatally stabbed on Thursday night at a bus stop at the 4900 block of East Capitol Street, N.E. in Washington, D.C.

Police issued a statement Friday saying that a Metro transit police officer was flagged down at about 8:15 p.m. Thursday to report an assault at the bus stop. “Upon arrival, the officer located a transgender female who was unconscious and unresponsive suffering from a stab wound,” the statement says. “Units from the Sixth District and D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital and was admitted in critical condition.  On Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at 2:35 a.m., the victim was pronounced dead.”
 
Asked whether evidence exists to indicate the killing was a hate crime, Asked whether evidence exists to indicate the killing was a hate crime, Homicide Branch Lt. Robert Adler stated  “At this time we are still investigating if it is or is not a hate crime. And as the investigation proceeds we should probably get a better idea of whether that was a factor in the assault.”

National Black Justice Coalition Calls For Anti-Gay Hate Crime Investigation In Students Hazing Death

26-year-old drum major Robert Champion Jr collapsed aboard a band bus after A&M University biggest game of the year on November 19th, 2011.  And was dead within the hour

The medical examiner’s report describes a horrific night, involving “multiple blunt trauma blows to his body.” Police ruled the death a homicide from hazing.

However, the recent revelation by the parents of Robert Champion Jr. that their son was gay has added a new twist. Prompting the National Black Justice Coalition, the nation’s largest Black LGBT civil rights organization, to call on theU.S. Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service and Civil Rights Division as well as the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to launch an investigation into the slaying as a potential anti-gay hate crime.

Sharon Lettman-Hicks, the head of the NBJC, said, “Anti-gay violence is not only a civil rights issue; it is a Black issue. It is a Black issue because violence against gay and transgender individuals is disproportionately affecting our Black youth. The civil rights community can no longer stand on the sidelines while our sons and daughters continue to suffer in silence. Mr. Champion is one of our own and his death will not be in vain.”

Powerful words

NY’s Craigslist Killer Found GUILTY Of The Murder Of Gay CBS Newsman George Weber

John Katehis, dubbed “The Craigslist Killer” by the New York press (pictured left)  has been found guilty for the murder of CBS newsman George Weber in his second trial.

 Katehis stabbed Miller more than 50 times after Miller allegedly hired him as an “escort” to play out an S&M sex scene off Criagslist  oin 2009.  In the first trial, the jury declared itself deadlocked after defense attorneys painted Weber as a homosexual predator because Katehis was only 16 at the time of the crime even though Katehis claimed he was older to Miller.

 I can’t can’t even begin to imagine the mind of a person who can stab another human 50 times.  

 

19 Year Old Gay Man Beaten To Death In Michele Bachmann’s Hometown Of Waterloo, Iowa

Tragic news today as 19-year-old college student Marcellus Andrews  was beaten death to in Michele Bachmann’s hometown of Waterloo, Iowa this weekend by a group of unknown assailants began with anti-gay slurs, the WCF Courier reports:

Officers and paramedics said they found Andrews unconscious with severe head injuries in the early morning hours Friday. Andrews, who was slated to start studying interior design at Hawkeye Community College, spent part of Thursday practicing with members of the Crusaders, a drill team sponsored by Union Missionary Baptist Church. He led the step team for the group, which was days away from competing in March Against Darkness. Night found him at Nakita Wright’s home on Cottage Street. She said the problems started at about 12:45 a.m. Friday when she and Tudia Simpson, her cousin, went for a walk down the street. Andrews opted to stay behind, waiting on the enclosed porch, she said. The two women hadn’t made it as far as Adams Street a block away when they heard yelling back at the house. They ran back and found a truck stopped in the street, and the occupants were taunting Andrews, calling him “faggot” and “Mercedes,” a feminization of his first name, Simpson said.

This is another tragic  in  example of the open minds and hearts of the bible belt. and the hate that hides behind so called christian values.

This is what happens when the hate speech of Bachmann, Perry and Santorum, public figures representing the United States stand on platforms and tell the world that a segment of the population are less and not worthy than the rest.