Colorado Gay Club Shooting and Hate Crimes, Ryan Field Books

 Colorado Gay Club Shooting and Hate Crimes

We’ve all been waiting patiently to hear more about the shooter, Anderson Lee Aldrich, and how he’s going to be charged with the mass shooting at a gay club in Colorado Springs, CO. So far the police have been investigating the crime and they haven’t said much. 

Everyone wants to know what motivated Aldrich to do what he did. People are angry and they want answers. The director at the Transgender Center of the Rockies, April Owen, believes this was a hate crime. She also believes it would be a disservice if it wasn’t treated as a hate crime. 

It get’s a little more complicated, though. According to Deputy District Attorney, Bilal Aziz, a suspect’s bias plays a huge part in determining if it was a hate crime or not. 

“If part of the motivation is a bias motivation, then we still have a viable charge,” he said.

Here’s the rest. They go into a lot more detail.  I never realized how complicated and involved it is to determine whether something is a hate crime or not. I do think that storming into a crowded gay bar and shooting people at random in the most vicious way should qualify as hate. But the law can be tricky at times. 

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What readers are saying about “Uncertainty”


“A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he’ll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no-nonsense man, who’s husband died last year. I enjoyed this story.”

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about “Altered Parts”
“Best Gay Novel In Years. This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina.”
In paperback or e-book. #gayromance #Wednesday

Altered Parts

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

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