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Pre-Sentencing Hearing: El-Amin Could Face 15 Years in Dallas BBQ Assault

The prosecution could ask that Bayna-Lekheim El-Amin be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for his part in a fight in a Chelsea restaurant, while the defense is asking that he be sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison. Comments (5)
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Elliot Morales Gets 40-Years-to-Life in 2013 Mark Carson Slaying

Elliot Morales, convicted in March of second-degree murder as a hate crime in the May 2013 close-range shooting of Mark Carson, a gay man, in the West Village, has been sentenced to 40-years-to-life in prison. Comments (1)
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Gun Control Key Focus of Second Stonewall Vigil for Orlando Victims

What was billed as a vigil for the people murdered by a gunman in an Orlando nightclub quickly became a rally in support of gun control legislation as elected officials, the head of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV), and even a trauma su Comments (3)
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Mourners Gather in Jackson Heights to Commemorate Orlando Victims

Queens, the borough of immigrants, held a vigil to commemorate those killed Comment
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LGBT New Yorkers Plan Vigils In Memory of Orlando Gay Bar Shooting Victims

As word spread early on Sunday morning of a shooting rampage in an Orlando Florida, gay bar that killed 50 patrons, LGBT and other New Yorkers announced plans for vigils in memory of the 50 who died and in support of the 53 people who were wounded. Comments (11)
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Sympathy For Who Was The Devil

As Bayna-Lekheim El-Amin faces up to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of four felonies for a fight he was involved in, a groundswell of support for the 42-year-old is appearing on social media and there is little evidence of sympathy for the two gay men who accused him of attacking them in a Chelsea restaurant last year. Comments (9)

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