Friends of a gay man murdered as he walked down a city street say he was murdered in a hate attack. Ta’Ron ‘Rio’ Carson, 24, was fatally shot by an assailant in a black SUV as he left Aura nightclub in Kansas City on Sunday.
The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project speculated that he had been the victim of a hate crime. They said: ‘This act of violence follows a pattern in which LGBTQ+ people of colour are most often directly targeted and suffer the highest number of fatalities.”
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Gay man shot dead after leaving nightclub in ‘homophobic attack’
Umar Haque, 25, A teacher in east London, has been convicted of plotting attacks on gay bars and other public landmarks in London.
On Friday he was found guilty of two counts of preparation of terrorist acts and one count of collection of information useful to terrorism.
The extremist had been an Islamic studies teacher at the private Lantern of Knowledge faith school in Leyton, east London, and had also worked at the Ripple Road mosque in Barking, east London.
Haque kept a list of potential targets for ISIS-inspired attacks. A list of planned targets found by authorities in an orange exercise book included gay clubs in the capital.
Haque said he did not like Britain because of “mass fornication, mass illicit behaviour” – though the police investigation discovered that he had been searching online for transgender prostitutes.
A further two men associated with Haque were also convicted of terror offences at the Old Bailey last week. Abuthaher Mamun, 29, was found guilty of one count of preparation of terrorist acts. Muhammad Abid, 27, was found guilty of one count of having information about acts of terrorism. Abid, Mamun and Haque are due to be sentenced at the Old Bailey later this month.
After a series of hate crimes around Canal Street, Manchester, volunteers at the Village Haven are on hand to deal with anyone in need. A quiet, safe space to sober up, get home safely, and get help if they’ve fallen victim to crime called the Village Haven is based at the The Beacon, the Bloom Street premises of Christian homeless charity Barnabus.
The haven will be open from 11pm to 5am every Friday and Saturday night.
The project is being run by Manchester’s LGBT Foundation.
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Kelly Schneider of Idaho pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime in the death of a gay man, hoping to get a 28-year sentence instead of a life sentence.
Schneider admitted he lured victim Steven Nelson to a remote area and used steel-toed boots to kick Nelson 20 to 30 times while Nelson begged for his life.
Schneider had placed a sex solicitation ad online to set up the meeting with Nelson.
Schneider admitted stripping Nelson of his clothes after the assault and stealing his car. Nelson was left alone in the isolated wilderness area and died after finding help at a home about half a mile away.