Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said Aquino had issued an order to Philippine National Police (PNP) director-general Jesus Versoza to come up with ways to address the nagging issue over extrajudicial slayings
Montgomery and other antiviolence advocates have generally had less to say regarding bias-related slayings of lesbians than of gay men, in part because, statistics suggest, they occur less frequently.
The agency reported three anti-gay male slayings that year, but no anti-lesbian homicides.
Such was the case in the 1998 shotgun slayings of Jaqueline J.
PERUGIA, Italy: Amanda Knox's lawyer argued Tuesday there wasn't sufficient evidence to convict the US exchange student in the 2007 slaying of her British roommate, saying Knox had been swept up by a "tsunami" of events that led to her arrest.AaIn his closing arguments in the year-old trial, defense lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova charged that key DNA evidence in the case cannot be attributed "beyond any doubt."Aa
The Seattle-born Knox and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are being tried in Perugia, central Italy, for the 2007 slaying of Meredith Kercher.
Dalla Vedova also countered prosecutors' claim of a possible motive for the slaying. Prosecutors have charged that Knox wanted to get back at Kercher for saying she wasn't clean and was promiscuous.
The lawyer also portrayed Knox as a "clean-faced young girl, swept away by a tsunami," who decided not to go back to the US as she could have in the days after the slaying.
Benjamin Matthew Williams, who has claimed sole responsibility fo the slaying
and fires, has apparently found a mentor.
It is too soon to tell whether Winchell's slaying will have the galvanizing affect on opponents of "don't ask, don't tell, don't pursue" that Schindler's had on antiban forces, But critics of the policy say the incident confirms their worst fears, "Under `don't ask, don't tell,' gay people are treated as second-class citizens," says C.
For instance, investigators in the much-publicized slayings of Matthew Shepard and Billy Jack Gaither have been unable to establish connections between the four young white men arrested in the two cases and organized hate groups or antigay activists.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported May 11 that Cunanan and Aston "had been intimate." However, a mentally disabled drifter pleaded guilty last year to slaying
Aston, and authorities do not believe Cunanan was linked to the crime.
Law enforcement agencies have cleared 54 of the 59 slayings.
Geographically, the Southern State recorded 27 officer slayings; the Western States, 13; the Northeastern States, 8; the Midwestern States, 6, and Puerto Rico, 5.
(A breakdown of the types of firearms used in these slayings
is provided in Tables 28 and 34.)