Posts Tagged ‘hate crime’

The Death of Tony Hunter

On the books, it's "Voluntary Manslaughter." To activists, it's a "Hate Crime."
D.C. didn't know much about Tony Randolph Hunter when police found his body, "lying supine on the ground" with a "laceration on the back of his head," near Shaw's BeBar on the night of Sept. 7. When police initially classified the 37-year-old Maryland [...]

Hate Crime Victim Speaks Out On Hunter Case

Two organizers of the newly reformed advocacy group GLOV (Gays and Lesbians Opposed to Violence) have issued a press release questioning MPD's handling of the Tony Randolph Hunter case. GLOV representatives Todd Metrokin (himself a recent victim of a brutal beating) and Chris Farris (who first brought Metrokin's assault to attention in a posting on [...]

Tony Hunter Case: What Makes a Hate Crime?

On Wednesday, 18-year-old Robert Hanna was arrested in relation to the September death of Tony Randolph Hunter. Hanna is being charged with voluntary manslaughter in the death of Hunter, a gay man, but some community members are more concerned with a charge that hasn’t been levied against Hanna: “Hate crime.” The Sept. 7 attack on [...]

Tony Hunter Suspect Robert Hannah Arrested

18-year-old Robert Hannah was arrested yesterday in relation to the death of Tony Randolph Hunter. Last week, D.C. police secured an arrest warrant charging Hannah with Voluntary Manslaughter in Hunter's death. The case is still not classified as a hate crime, police say. According to a press release:
Of particular interest to members of the GLBT [...]

WANTED: Tony Hunter Assailant

It's been over a month since Tony Randolph Hunter, a gay man, was assaulted near BeBar on the evening of Sept. 7. After a stay in the hospital, Hunter was pronounced dead on Sept. 17. A day after Hunter's death, police announced that the crime was not being classified as a "hate crime."
Now, D.C. police [...]

GLLU Police Blotter

The GLLU, MPD's Gay and Lesbian Liason Unit, serves the District's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender communities. Last week in police activity related to the GLBT community:
* On September 19, GLLU responded to a call from a Maryland man who claimed that his ex-boyfriend had stalked him, and in the process caused "damage [...]