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Nebraska Lesbian Who Faked Horrific Hate Crime Sentenced to 90 Days in Jail for Violating Probation

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Charlie Rogers, the Lincoln, Nebraska lesbian who was found guilty of faking a hate crime for claiming she was attacked by three men who broke into her home and carved "dyke" into her stomach before setting her house ablaze, has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for violating probation, the Lincoln Journal Star reports:

Lancaster County Judge Thomas Fox sentenced Charlie Rogers Friday afternoon and gave her credit for seven days she served in jail in 2013.

Rogers, 36, was in court for not reporting to jail on Jan. 15 to finish a 90-day jail sentence, one of the orders of her probation.

During the Friday hearing, the former University of Nebraska basketball standout said she didn't mean to violate the conditions of her probation.

“Please let me go home,” Rogers said to the judge, choking back tears. “I was scared.”

In March, she admitted that she violated her probation, and Fox ordered an investigation into her past so he’d have the information he needed to sentence her. Friday, he resentenced Rogers on her original charge of lying to police, which meant he could have given her anything from a warning to more probation to a 1-year jail sentence.

The AP adds an attorney for Rogers said Friday she had already applied to do the jail time on house arrest. If her request is denied, she must report to jail May 29.


NYPD Releases Video of Suspect in Dallas BBQ Assault on Gay Couple in Manhattan's Chelsea District: VIDEO

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The NYPD has released a video of the suspect in the assault of a gay couple in a Dallas BBQ restaurant in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood of NYC Tuesday night in hopes that someone can identify him.

2_suspectWatch the video, AFTER THE JUMP...

The suspect was captured on film violently beating a gay couple over the head with a chair inside the restaurant on 8th Avenue and 23rd Street after an altercation in which homophobic slurs were allegedly used.

The incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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Gay Bashing Victim Speaks Out Following Horrific Attack at NYC BBQ Restaurant: VIDEO

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Jonathan Snipes, one of the two victims of a horrific anti-gay assault at a Chelsea BBQ joint earlier this week, is speaking out about the attack in an interview with NYC's CBS2.

Attack“At this moment, we’re just going to get home. We’re going to rest. We haven’t been able to sleep yet because of the head injury that was sustained,” Snipes said. 

“I mean any violent act against any New Yorker I do not condone but especially on anything protected your race, religion, creed,” he added.

The NYPD says the incident is being investigated as a hate crime. As of late Wednesday, the attacker remains at large.

Watch the CBS2 interview and report, AFTER THE JUMP...

Previously, "Dallas BBQ Restaurant Says It Is 'Deeply Saddened' By Attack on Gay Couple in NYC" [tlrd]

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College Running Back Arrested for Assaulting Gay Couple He Saw Kiss on the Street: VIDEO

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Steward Butler, a running back for the Marshall University football team in Huntington, West Virginia, has been arrested and charged with battery after beating a gay couple he saw kiss on the street, WSAZ reports:

Investigators said the couple involved, Zackery Johnson and his partner, Casey Williams, were walking down the street, when Butler spotted them embracing and kissing and began yelling slurs and punched them.

Huntington Police said Butler was, at first, in a car with two other Marshall football players.

"He was traveling in the vehicle, he saw this, saw these two individuals walking, saw them give each other a kiss. He had the driver stop the car, he gets out, confronts him and said some choice, some bad choice words," HPD Detective Chris Sperry said. The couple tells us they were in town visiting friends, and were headed to their hotel after dinner and a few bars.

Investigators said after Butler punched the two men, in an apparent hate crime, the other two Marshall players told him to stop and leave.

Huntington Police said Butler claimed the attack was out of self-defense and that none of the men in the confrontation knew each other.

Watch WSAZ's report, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Dallas BBQ Restaurant Says it is 'Deeply Saddened' by Attack on Gay Couple in NYC

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The 'Dallas BBQ' restaurant has released a statement about the horrific attack on a gay couple at its Chelsea location:

Dallas BBQ is deeply saddened by the altercation between several of our patrons at our Chelsea location on Tuesday night. We have been proudly serving Chelsea for over a decade and will not tolerate violent or hateful behavior within our restaurant.

We are fully cooperating with the investigation by the NYPD to apprehend the attacker and actively seeking justice for the victims of the attack. As a staple of New York, Dallas BBQ celebrates a diverse clientele at all of our locations and will continue to make everyone feel welcome and safe.

If you or anyone you know has any information that can assist the NYPD in this investigation, please contact the Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-800-577-TIPS or at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

If you missed the video and earlier reports on this violent attack, you can read about it HERE. (warning: graphic)


Gay Couple Beaten with Chair During Violent Anti-Gay Attack in NYC: VIDEO

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A man was captured on film violently beating a gay couple over the head with a chair inside the Dallas BBQ restaurant on 8th Avenue and 23rd Street in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood after an altercation in which homophobic slurs were used.

Watch the full video of the brutal attack, AFTER THE JUMP...

DNA Info reports:

Disturbing video shows Ethan York-Adams, 25, putting his arm around his boyfriend, Snipes, as another man comes up and cracks the chair over their heads, about 11:10 p.m. inside the restaurant at 261 Eighth Ave., NYPD officials said.

York-Adams falls to the floor and Snipes slumps into a nearby chair, visibly dazed.

Both men refused medical attention, officials said. Snipes, who was injured in a prolonged beating that preceded the video, didn't want to spend the money on an ambulance trip to the hospital because he's recently unemployed, he said.

The NYPD says the incident is being investigated as a hate crime.

The incident began after one of the men had to leave the restaurant after receiving a text about a death in his family and accidentally knocked over a drink.

Another male patron then made the comment  'White f----ts, spilling drinks' before the physical attacks began. The attackers fled the scene and have not been arrested.

Snipes was kicked in the face and spine, had teeth knocked loose, and may have suffered a concussion. He told DNA Info:

"These guys attacked us specifically because they knew we weren't their type of people."

The NY Daily News adds that a friend of the couple said of the attacker: "He was calling them faggots all night. It's disgusting."

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