White Supremacist Gang Member Arrested After Assaulting Man at Bar

Joseph Burgoyne
A Glendale man has been arrested after yelling racial slurs and hitting a man over the head with a beer bottle.

Joseph David Burgoyne, 28, was at Denim and Diamonds Bar in Mesa when he allegedly yelled "white power" and "nigger" at the victim. When the victim confronted Burgoyne, Burgoyne allegedly attacked him with a bottle, injuring the back of the victim's head.

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Phoenix DJ Austin Head's Assault Designated as Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Categories: Hate Crimes
via Austin Head, post-swelling.
Police say the assault of Phoenix DJ, activist, and former New Times clubs editor Austin Head and a friend -- which was detailed this morning on our music blog, Up on the Sun -- was an anti-gay hate crime.

Phoenix police Sergeant Steve Martos says the case has been designated as a "bias crime," and the charges have been upgraded a bit for the two alleged attackers.

See also:
-Phoenix DJ Austin Head Injured in Hate Crime Assault

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Burned Cross Found on Gilbert Man's Lawn; African-American Victim Threatened in Note

Categories: Hate Crimes
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Image: drdawgsblawg.blogspot.com
Has the KKK moved into Gilbert? A 43-year-old African-American resident reported finding a charred wooden cross on his front lawn on Christmas Eve.
An African-American man in Gilbert found on Saturday morning that someone had given him the Christmas Eve gift of a charred wooden cross on his lawn.

On his porch was a threatening letter attached to a rock.

The 43-year-old victim, who hasn't been named by Gilbert police, reported the crime just before 6:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Cops aren't saying much about the situation, except that detectives are on the case, and "it should be noted that this crime does not appear to be a random act."

Ya think?

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