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Preliminary hearing pushed back 4th time in gay Oakland murder case

Preliminary hearing pushed back 4th time in gay Oakland murder case

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 6, 2024

The preliminary hearing in the case of the UC Berkeley employee charged in the killing of a gay Black man in Oakland last year was pushed back again.

Mother of trans homicide defendant speaks out

Mother of trans homicide defendant speaks out

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 2, 2024

The mother of the transgender woman who has pleaded not guilty to charges of killing a man at San Francisco's Crissy Field in November told the Bay Area Reporter she's taking things "one day at a time" during an exclusive interview Friday.

Emeryville hate crime case dismissed due to police racism allegation

Emeryville hate crime case dismissed due to police racism allegation

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 24, 2024

The case of the man prosecutors say committed hate crime vandalism at an Emeryville senior housing facility was dismissed Wednesday due to police misconduct.

Trans homicide defendant now in federal custody, attorney confirms

Trans homicide defendant now in federal custody, attorney confirms

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 12, 2024

The transgender woman who has pleaded not guilty to charges of killing a man at San Francisco's Crissy Field in November is being held by federal authorities, her attorney confirmed to the Bay Area Reporter.

Conclusion of Emeryville hate crime case hits hiccup over police racism allegation

Conclusion of Emeryville hate crime case hits hiccup over police racism allegation

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 21, 2023

The case of the man prosecutors say committed hate crime vandalism at an Emeryville senior housing facility isn't over yet, as his attorney claims he is owed a remedy for alleged racism by police.

Sex worker confessed to killing man at Crissy Field, feds say

Sex worker confessed to killing man at Crissy Field, feds say

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 19, 2023

A transgender woman working as a sex worker confessed to killing a man at San Francisco's Crissy Field, federal prosecutors state in court documents, though she has pleaded not guilty to homicide charges.

Diversion likely for Emeryville hate crime defendant

Diversion likely for Emeryville hate crime defendant

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 29, 2023

The case of the man prosecutors allege committed hate crime vandalism at an Emeryville senior housing facility will likely go to diversion instead of trial.

After assaults, trans woman upset at lack of SFPD response

After assaults, trans woman upset at lack of SFPD response

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 15, 2023

A Black trans woman tells the Bay Area Reporter the San Francisco Police Department isn't doing its job after she brought two alleged assaults to its attention — including providing a picture and workplace information for one alleged assailant.

Drag queen slashed after nighttime show in SF's Castro district

Drag queen slashed after nighttime show in SF's Castro district

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 10, 2023

A prominent Castro neighborhood drag performer was attacked late Monday with a knife, but says she is doing fine now.

Woman speaks out in Emeryville hate crime case

Woman speaks out in Emeryville hate crime case

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 24, 2023

A woman who is a resident at a senior housing facility in Emeryville is speaking out after her former neighbor allegedly removed a Pride-themed display in June.

Preliminary hearing pushed back in gay Oakland murder case

Preliminary hearing pushed back in gay Oakland murder case

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 17, 2023

The preliminary hearing in the case of the UC Berkeley employee charged in the killing of a gay Black man in Oakland earlier this year was pushed back one month during a court hearing Tuesday.

Gay SF man's 2018 killing gets new look from TV's Grace

Gay SF man's 2018 killing gets new look from TV's Grace

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Oct 11, 2023

Nationally known legal commentator and television personality Nancy Grace is blasting the San Francisco Police Department's handling of the grisly killing of a gay man in 2018.

LGBTQ Agenda: Man sentenced in federal hate crime against Seattle LGBTQ nightclub

LGBTQ Agenda: Man sentenced in federal hate crime against Seattle LGBTQ nightclub

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 10, 2023

A Washington state man was sentenced October 3 to four years in prison after being convicted of a federal hate crime in an arson incident three years ago near an LGBTQ nightclub in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Oakland LGBTQ Port Bar vandalized overnight, co-owner says

Oakland LGBTQ Port Bar vandalized overnight, co-owner says

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 4, 2023

The sun came up over Oakland's Port Bar this morning with its two front windows and glass entrance door apparently shot through in what its co-owner believes was an intentional act.