Christopher Lucki's moniker definitely doesn't apply to his current problems with the law. Not only has he been accused of a bias-motivated crime, but the victim of his alleged actions is an official charged with fighting discrimination. And to make matters even worse from his perspective, a Denver ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, we told you about the naming of a suspect, Tilo Sandoval, in the brutal, bias-motivated attack against Jared Olson outside a local nightspot last week. See our previous coverage below. Now, Sandoval has surrendered to authorities. He's being held on a $30,000 bond and is expecte ... More >>
Yesterday, a member of the Englewood Police Department shot and killed a man outside a Walgreens store. And the dead man was notorious long before he breathed his last. Jeremiah Barnum was at the center of what former Westword writer Jared Jacang Maher once described as "Denver's most famous hate-c ... More >>
Update: At first blush, a bias-motivated crime allegation seemed like a real stretch in the case of CU student Thomas Frank Ross -- and at second and third blush, too. But while the Boulder District Attorney's Office has decided against leveling this charge against Ross, he's not off the hook when i ... More >>
Angie Zapata. In July 2008, eighteen-year-old Angie Zapata of Greeley was beaten to death by a 32-year-old man she met online. In April 2009, a jury found that man guilty of murder. What's more, they convicted him of a hate crime, finding that he had killed Angie because she was transgender. ... More >>
Ken Buck.Ken Buck ran afoul of the GLBT community when he likened being gay to alcoholism on Meet the Press, prompting activists to demand a retraction. So is Buck prejudiced? He didn't appear to be in April 2009 when, as Weld County DA, his office successfully prosecuted a case that advocate ... More >>
Zachrey Harris.On Saturday, Joseph Owen Coy was accused of a racially motivated attack on Olubiyi Ogundipe for allegedly punching the Nigeria-born CU student amid slurs about monkeys and worse -- but Boulder Police didn't know if Coy's two companions would face similar charges. Now, one of th ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about the arrest of Joseph Owen Coy on racially motivated crime charges involving Nigeria-born CU student Olubiyi Ogundipe near Boulder's Hookah House. Now the Boulder Police Department has tracked down Coy's two companions that evening, and the city manager has release ... More >>
Early Saturday, an altercation took place near Boulder's Hookah House, at 1325 Broadway. And Boulder Police believe what took place constitutes a racially motivated crime -- hence, the accusations against Lafayette's Joseph Owen Coy, who's said to have called CU student Olubiyi Ogundipe and a ... More >>
Angie Zapata. Saturday will mark two years since transgender Greeley teen Angie Zapata was beaten to death by a man she met on the Internet. Zapata's killer, Allen Andrade, was found guilty of murder; the jury also convicted him of a hate crime. Zapata isn't alone. In 2009, twenty-two LGBTQ ... More >>
Media reports have connected Allen Ford to Andrew Gelston Graham's murder.Last week, we told you about reports again linking suspects in a series of racial attacks to the thus-far-unsolved murder of Andrew Gelston Graham. Among those mentioned as being part of a group that allegedly trailed ... More >>
Allen Ford may not have been ready for his close-up, but he got one anyhow.Late last month, the Denver Police Department began rounding up more than thirty African-Americans accused of robbing and/or beating men and women because they were either Caucasian or Hispanic. Now, the last of the a ... More >>
Tom Tancredo will have his Kumbaya moment at 10 a.m. today, when he gathers with Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis and other top GOPs -- including former governor Bill Owens and former gubernatorial Josh Penry -- to unveil an agreed-upon set of Republican principles. And that ... More >>
This past weekend the largest gay-rights demonstration in close to a decade descended on Washington, D.C., where lawmakers may finally approve the Matthew Shepard & James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, a measure that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the categories c ... More >>
Angie Zapata Colorado saw a slight increase in the number of bias-motivated incidents against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in 2008, according to a report released today by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. The report measures the number of incidents reported to th ... More >>
Jury selection in the trial of the man accused of killing Angie Zapata, a transgender teenager beaten to death last summer in Greeley, starts Tuesday in Weld County. State anti-violence and gay-rights groups are using the occasion to raise awareness about hate crimes and spread the word about Zapata ... More >>
A significant number of folks in the mainstream Denver media have a far different idea of what constitutes a big story than I do. That fact is illustrated by the amount of coverage heaped upon the tale of Adrian Ulm (pictured), a middle schooler who was allegedly beaten by a fellow student because o ... More >>
Vindication after a 16th Street Mall brawl.
Luke Beatty likes his content without the ham.
Denver's wilding becomes a black and white issue for some.
Her great-grandparents died in the Holocaust. But Sara Salzman knows that anti-Semitism lives on -- on the Web.
How an ugly racial incident at Foley's got lost in the system.
HOW AN EAGER DA TRANSFORMED A NEIGHBORHOOD SPAT INTO A HEADLINE-GRABBING HATE CRIME.THE HATING GAME WHEN THE ARONSONS TALKED, THE JEFFCO DA LISTENED. BIG MISTAKE.