Rashawn & Beyond: Anti-Violence News for Queer People of Color

The Rashawn Brazell Memorial Fund aims to establish a sustainable tribute to Rashawn that promotes critical thought about the impact of violence and intolerance, particularly upon queer communities of African descent.

Through this blog, we provide action alerts, event postings and breaking news as a means of informing these communities in ways that enable them to combat racism and homophobia.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

DA: Suspect Shouted Anti-Gay Taunts, Deadly Stabbing Came After Chasing Fleeing Victim

By Charles Sweeney
Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle

JAY STREET — Hate was on the docket Friday when an 18-year-old charged with intentional murder in the stabbing death of a 20-year-old gay man last spring appeared in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday. He appeared at a pre-trial hearing as the case moves toward a trial.

The defendant, Omar Willock, is charged with a hate crimes offense for the May 12, 2007 murder, a distinction that raises the charge against him to first-degree murder, according to Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes.

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