Hate crime suspect caught after mistaken release from jail

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CHICAGO (AP) — A man charged with threatening violence at gay bars in Chicago who was mistakenly released from jail is once again behind bars.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cara Smith says 31-year-old Shane Sleeper was taken into custody on Chicago’s North Side Thursday afternoon.

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Judge upholds police chief’s daughter’s sentence for gay bashing charge

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Philadelphia (AP) – A judge has refused to cut a jail sentence imposed on a suburban police chief’s daughter in a group attack on a gay couple that prompted Philadelphia to add sexual orientation to its hate crime laws.

Kathryn Knott will continue to serve a five-to-10-month jail term for simple assault and other misdemeanors.

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Ohio man sentenced to jail after gym squabble

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Columbus, Ohio (AP) – A judge sentenced a man to 20 days in jail after he was convicted of “ethnic menacing” for harassing a gay man at a central Ohio health club.

At his sentencing in Columbus, Michael D. Smith said it was “an unfortunate situation that got overblown.” After he gets out of jail, he’ll be on probation for two years.

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New game lets you hit Kim Davis in the face

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A new app lets you to smack around Rowan County clerk Kim Davis without fear of following in her footsteps and ending up in jail.

The game, called “Condemn Kim” and developed by Orlando-based company Endless Spiral, has you throw marriage applications at the clerk for Christ trying to hit her in the face. If you hit her enough times you send her back to jail. If you miss just once, she laughs at you as the character shakes up and down.

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Kim Davis released from jail

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GRAYSON, Ky. (AP) — After five days behind bars, county clerk Kim Davis was ordered released from jail Sept. 8 by the judge who locked her up for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning lifted the contempt order against Davis, saying he was satisfied that her deputies are fulfilling their obligation to grant licenses to same-sex couples in her absence. But he warned Davis not to interfere with them.

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Republican presidential candidates show support for Kentucky clerk with jailhouse meetings

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two Republican presidential candidates planned jailhouse meetings Sept. 8 with Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, raising her conservative-hero status as she remains behind bars over her refusal to give marriage licenses to gay couples.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz each said they would meet with Davis, who was jailed by a federal judge Sept. 3 after defying several court orders. Her lawyers spent Labor Day weekend filing appeals in an effort to force her release, but she remains there on a contempt charge.

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North Carolina man arrested in Daytona after killing gay man is a neo-Nazi

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Daytona Beach – The man picked up by police on Daytona Beach for killing a print shop employee at a North Carolina community college says he’s a neo-Nazi who hates gay people.

Kenneth Morgan Stancil III told Raleigh’s WRAL-TV he killed Ron Lane because Lane had made sexual advances to Stancil’s 16-year-old brother. Lane’s cousin, Steven Smith, told that TV station that Lane never made sexual advances toward children or anyone he worked with.

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Transgender, gay inmates sue over jail rights

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Gay, bisexual and transgender inmates filed a federal lawsuit Oct. 22 against San Bernardino County and its sheriff, alleging they are kept in a segregated unit that doesn’t give them equal access to rehabilitation services and work programs that could shorten their incarceration and help them learn job skills.

The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status, was filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles and includes 15 plaintiffs, including current and former inmates at West Valley Detention Center, where San Bernardino County houses gay, bisexual and transgender inmates in a special unit known as the “alternative lifestyle tank.”

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Judge rules against transgender inmate’s lawsuit

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A federal judge ruled in favor of Orange County in a lawsuit brought up by a transgender inmate who was raped by a fellow inmate while in the custody of the county in 2008.

The victim, identified as D.B. in court documents, was assaulted by cellmate Josh Bailey on Dec. 8, 2008. According to records, the assault occurred after D.B. had requested to be held in protective custody. D.B. feared that her transgender status would make her a target. In 2012, D.B. filed a lawsuit alleging negligence by the county and civil rights violations by 14 employees.

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Gambia lawmakers pass bill to jail gays for life

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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – Gambia’s National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for some gay acts, officials said Sept. 8, potentially worsening the climate for sexual minorities in a country with one of Africa’s most vocal anti-gay leaders.

The bill amending the criminal code was passed last month and brings life sentences for “aggravated homosexuality,” minority leader Samba Jallow said. That is a charge leveled at repeat offenders and people living with HIV/AIDS.

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