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MAGA hat slasher arrested

MAGA hat slasher arrested

  • by Alex Madison
  • Apr 4, 2019

A suspect who slashed a man's hand with a sword outside a popular roller rink in the Western Addition last weekend has been arrested, according to San Francisco police.

Police searching for MAGA hat slasher

Police searching for MAGA hat slasher

  • by Alex Madison
  • Apr 3, 2019

San Francisco police are still searching for an assailant who, on Friday night, slashed a man's hand with a sword after an altercation in front of the Church of 8 Wheels, a queer-friendly roller rink in the Western Addition, according to authorities.

Renewed attention for Peninsula cold case

Renewed attention for Peninsula cold case

  • by Alex Madison
  • Mar 27, 2019

A 35-year-old San Mateo cold case involving the murder of an unidentified, possible trans woman has garnered renewed attention thanks to the Trans Doe Task Force at the DNA Doe Project.

Business vandalism, tire slashing plague Castro

Business vandalism, tire slashing plague Castro

  • by Alex Madison
  • Mar 27, 2019

Since February, there have been more than half a dozen small businesses in the Castro and Upper Market area that have had their glass windows and doors smashed, according to local merchants.

San Mateo trans cold case gets renewed attention after 35 years

San Mateo trans cold case gets renewed attention after 35 years

  • by Alex Madison
  • Mar 22, 2019

A San Mateo 1983 cold case involving the murder of an unidentified possible trans woman has garnered renewed attention thanks to a Trans Doe Task Force at the DNA Doe Project.

SF residents detail years of harassment by neighbor

SF residents detail years of harassment by neighbor

  • by Alex Madison
  • Mar 20, 2019

Multiple LGBTs living in Corona Heights have experienced continued harassment, been called gay slurs, and threatened with violence from a neighbor, who now faces a court hearing next week.

Fresno's LGBT community 'outraged' over plea deal for man in transgender woman's death

Fresno's LGBT community 'outraged' over plea deal for man in transgender woman's death

  • by Alex Madison
  • Mar 15, 2019

Members of Fresno's LGBT community are "outraged" over a plea deal reached with a man charged in the fatal stabbing of a transgender woman nearly four years ago.

Guerneville man found guilty of hate crime

Guerneville man found guilty of hate crime

  • by Alex Madison
  • Mar 8, 2019

A Sonoma County Superior Court jury Thursday found a Guerneville man guilty of a felony hate crime for threatening to kill LGBTs in May 2018.

Rickleffs guilty of murder

Rickleffs guilty of murder

  • by Alex Madison
  • Mar 6, 2019

James Rickleffs was found guilty of first-degree murder March 4 by a San Francisco Superior Court jury for the killing of gay man Steven "Eriq" Escalon, 28, after just one and a half days of deliberation.

2 arrested in torture death of man

2 arrested in torture death of man

  • by Alex Madison
  • Mar 6, 2019

San Francisco police have arrested two people in connection with the torture death of George Randall-Saldivar, who was the adopted son of two gay dads.

Jury finds Rickleffs guilty in SF gay stylist's death

Jury finds Rickleffs guilty in SF gay stylist's death

  • by Alex Madison
  • Mar 4, 2019

A San Francisco jury has found defendant James Rickleffs guilty of first-degree murder in the death of gay hairstylist Steven "Eriq" Escalon, whom he had met at a gay bar in the city's Castro district in June 2012.

Prosecutors in dog-maul case applaud Knoller parole denial

Prosecutors in dog-maul case applaud Knoller parole denial

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Feb 13, 2019

Those who prosecuted Marjorie Knoller in the 2001 dog-mauling death of lesbian Diane Whipple say a state board's decision last week to deny parole to her is justice.

Video of defendant in gay stylist's death reveals details

Video of defendant in gay stylist's death reveals details

  • by Alex Madison
  • Feb 13, 2019

In what prosecutors are calling a confession, James Rickleffs admitted to tying up Steven "Eriq" Escalon, stealing items from his home, and leaving him bound and gagged in a two and a half hour video interrogation shown to the jury this week.

Reward offered in 'Doodler' cold case

Reward offered in 'Doodler' cold case

  • by BAR staff
  • Feb 13, 2019

San Francisco police offer reward, updated sketch in "Doodler" cold case.