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News Roundup for August 2, 2011
Posted By Hatewatch Staff On August 2, 2011 @ 1:30 pm In Anti-LGBT, Anti-Semitic, White Supremacist | No Comments
Two teens in Arvada, Colo., have been charged  with a hate crime for beating up a man as they used gay slurs. The teens are accused of following a man for several blocks and beating up the victim as he was walking with a friend.
Police are investigating  an incident on Provincetown, Mass., in which a gay couple was assaulted while their attackers used anti-gay language. The two men were walking home when, they say, they informed two men in a car that they were driving in the wrong direction and were then assaulted by the drivers.
A Pennsylvania man was arrested  after being wanted for a possible hate crime. Kelvin Ford is accused of using a box cutter to cut a man on the neck, face and arm in July while using racial comments against the victims and other individuals involved.
A teen from Lower Salford, Penn., pleaded guilty  to a charge of terroristic threats after spray-painting swastikas and ethnic slurs on a Jewish family’s home. Although the charge is normally a misdemeanor, the prosecutor upgraded the charge due to the ethnic nature of the crime, while the defense claims the defendant was simply intoxicated.
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 have been charged: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/28733600/detail.html
 are investigating: http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/crime_files/crime_watch/possible-hate-crime-investigated-20110802
 was arrested: http://www.wgmd.com/?p=30999
 pleaded guilty: http://pottsmerc.com/articles/2011/07/31/news/doc4e361c8c059b7015680878.txt?viewmode=fullstory