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Mississippi admits killing transgender lover




Facing federal hate crime charges for violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, Joshua Brandon Vallum, 29, of Lucedale, Mississippi, pleaded guilty yesterday to assaulting and murdering a victim simply because she was a transgender woman. Mercedes…

Gang member sentenced to life




A member of the New Jersey branch of the international street gang “La Mara Salvatrucha,” or “MS-13,” was sentenced to life in prison this week for his role in the brutal murder of an associate of MS-13 in May 2011. Cruz…