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  • Airline sorry for 'H8GAYS' confirmation code

    12/17/2013 3:43:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/17/2013 | Oliver Smith
    Jeff White discovered the code after checking in for a Delta Air Lines flight from Pensacola, Florida, to Albany, New York, earlier this month, the Washington Post reports. “At first I didn’t think I read it right,” Mr White, a student at the University of West Florida, told the newspaper. “I was worried that another customer might think I somehow picked that code. If I were a gay male, I might have thought that a Delta worker purposely gave me that code, and that would have made me extremely uncomfortable.” Delta Air Lines apologised for any “concern or misunderstanding”, but...
  • Lesbian waitress in ‘anti-gay’ receipt flap fired

    12/09/2013 1:47:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 7, 2013 | 4:22pm | Kate Briquelet
    A New Jersey waitress who raked in thousands in donations after claiming a couple didn’t tip her because she’s gay was fired from her job on Saturday. Dayna Morales, 22, was finally canned from Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater—nearly a month after she made national headlines over what’s likely a hoax. … Acquaintances say Morales—who was dishonorably discharged from the military—has a history of fibbing and at one point pretended she had terminal cancer. …
  • Seven Phony Hate Crimes Trumpeted By The Media

    11/30/2013 4:38:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2013 | John Hawkins
    One of the oldest rules in psychology and economics is that if you reward a behavior, you can expect to see it more often. In America, we reward victimhood. That makes us feel good about ourselves and in some cases, it helps improve the lives of the people who've been victimized, but there's a dark side to it as well. It creates perverse incentives for people, it helps legitimize a victimhood mentality, and it also encourages people to fake hate crimes. Under normal circumstances, that would seldom happen. However, in a society where we celebrate victimhood and savagely attack people...
  • The Gay Waitress Vs. Bigots Hoax

    11/26/2013 4:43:05 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 80 replies
    American Conservative ^ | Nov 26 2013 | Rod Dreher
    When I saw the story the other day about the lesbian waitress who was stiffed for a tip by a couple of customers who disapproved of her homosexuality, I thought it was awful, but I held off on commenting because something didn’t seem quite right about it. Good thing that I did, because it was almost certainly a despicable hoax: [see link]
  • LGBT Books Vandalized With Urine in Lamont Library

    Approximately 40 books dealing with LGBT issues were vandalized with what appeared to be urine in Lamont Library on November 24, according to a report filed Friday by the library security staff to the Harvard University Police Department. HUPD spokesman Steven G. Catalano wrote in an e-mail that the vandalized books' subject matters included lesbian and gay issues and same-sex marriage. Due to the nature of books, HUPD is currently investigating the incident as a bias crime.
  • Muslim arrested for 'making up BNP kidnap story'

    09/03/2009 8:21:30 PM PDT · by pissant · 13 replies · 773+ views
    Evening Standard UK ^ | 9/3/09 | Time Stewart
    A Muslim community leader who claimed he had been kidnapped at knifepoint after a BNP hate campaign has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. Noor Ramjanally, 36, of Valley Hill, alleged in August that he was abducted by two men, bundled into a car boot, driven to Epping Forest in Essex and told to stop his religious work. The BNP had been accused of whipping up racial tensions in the area after it issued an inflammatory leaflet about Mr Ramjanally's Islamic community group, the first in Loughton. His alleged ordeal became a cause célèbre among the...
  • 1 suspect in custody following Dem HQ vandalism in Denver (Dems attacked by Dems)

    08/25/2009 4:15:14 PM PDT · by ljco · 103 replies · 6,298+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 08/25/2009 | Jessica Fender
    A 24-year-old arrested this morning on suspicion of smashing 11 windows at Colorado Democratic Party headquarters tried to conceal his identity while allegedly committing the crime, according to police descriptions. Maurice Schwenkler wore a shirt over his face, a hooded sweat shirt and latex gloves before he and another man fled the scene on bicycles, police said. Schwenkler was apprehended after a short chase. The other suspect remains at large. While Schwenkler does not appear in the state's voter registration database, a person by that name in November 2008 received $500 from a political 527 committee called Colorado Citizens Coalition...
  • Black Man Pleads Guilty to Posing as Obama-Hating White Supremacist on Facebook

    08/14/2009 1:21:39 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 65 replies · 2,511+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/14/09
    NEW ORLEANS — An African-American man from Mississippi admits posing as a white supremacist to send a death threat across state lines by Facebook.
  • (Black) Man Guilty Of Posing As White Supremecists and Issuing Death Threats

    08/13/2009 1:42:25 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 38 replies · 2,034+ views
    WWL New Orleans ^ | 12 August | WWL
    A black man who pretended to be a white supremacist on the Internet has entered a guilty plea to charges that he issued death threats. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says 20-year old Dyron Hart pled guilty in federal court to "communicating threats in interstate commerce." "According to court documents, Hart... admitted that he created a fictitious name and used the photograph of a white supremacist to communicated a threat. He then purported to be a person outraged by the election of President Barack Obama," Letten said in a news release. Letten says that Hart sent the threat to an African...
  • FBI: Racist threats over computer sent by black man posing as white

    11/14/2008 5:36:36 PM PST · by SeafoodGumbo · 59 replies · 2,866+ views
    WWL -TV ^ | 11-14-08 | AP
    A black man from Mississippi has been arrested and accused of sending racist death threats over the Internet to three black students at Louisiana's Nicholls State University. The FBI in New Orleans said Dyron Hart, 19, was arrested Wednesday. He is accused of sending the messages by way of the students' Facebook accounts. The messages contained racial epithets and death threats and were sent to two black women and a black man at Nicholls State in Thibodaux, La. The author of those messages cast himself as a white man who intended to kill blacks because Barack Obama was elected president....
  • Police: Columbia Won't Turn Over (Noose) Video

    10/11/2007 10:57:59 AM PDT · by SmithL · 97 replies · 3,284+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/11/7 | TOM HAYS, Associated Press Writer
    NEW YORK, (AP) -- Columbia University has refused to turn over security videotape that could help identify who hung a noose on a black professor's office door, police said Thursday. Investigators began asking on Wednesday for tapes from cameras in the building, but have been rebuffed by administrators, said Paul Browne, the New York Police Department's top spokesman. He said police will have to get a court order to force the school to provide video they believe could crack the case. "It's unfortunate because it adds a time-consuming step to the investigation," Browne said. A Columbia spokesman did not immediately...
  • Black Edinboro Student Sends Racist E-mails To Blacks

    11/16/2006 5:09:05 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 22 replies · 1,317+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 16, 2006 | Staff
    EDINBORO, Pa. -- A black student at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania illegally accessed another student's e-mail account to send racist and threatening messages to about 20 other black students, university police said. Douglas A. Spadey, 18, of Philadelphia, was arraigned yesterday on charges of unlawful use of a computer, harassment by communication and terroristic threats, Cpl. Robert Burns said. The messages were sent Monday and Mr. Spadey admitted sending them, Cpl. Burns said. "This individual was trying to call attention to himself . . . (and) it blew up in his face," police Chief Tom Nelson said. "He didn't understand...
  • Black Men Attacked in Queens Neighborhood

    06/30/2005 4:56:10 AM PDT · by Abathar · 188 replies · 3,248+ views
    My Way News ^ | 6/30/05 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - Three black men who ventured into a historically white neighborhood early Wednesday to steal a car were chased by a man with a baseball bat, police said. One man was beaten and suffered a fractured skull. The attack happened several hours before dawn in the same section of the borough of Queens as an infamous 1986 beating of three black men whose car had broken down. In Wednesday's attack, Nicholas Minucci, 21, was being charged with first-degree assault as a hate crime, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon, police Commissioner Ray Kelly said at a...