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Nine Teens Arrested In Beating Of Gay Man

Associated Press

June 29, 2011

SPRINGFIELD — Nine people, ages 12 to 19, are facing hate crime charges in connection with the beating of an openly gay man in Springfield.

Sgt. John Delaney said the beating occurred shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday as the 30-year-old victim walked down a Springfield street.

Delaney said the victim told police he was then attacked by the suspects who knocked him to the ground, kicked him in the head and abdomen and punched him in the face with closed fists.

He said the females in the group encouraged the males to beat up the victim and others yelled disparaging remarks about the victim’s sexual orientation during the attack.

Nineteen-old year Shay Andre Edwards and eight juveniles were charged with unarmed robbery and civil rights violation with injury. It was unclear if any had attorneys.

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    Bnshape

    about 3 years ago

    662 Comments

    Robocop33, fool yourself if you want to.
    Nothing was "under control or dissapating".
    I have been the recipient of being profiled
    and have seen officers that I work with
    profile others solely on race. This didn't just
    happen when "you know who was elected".

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    Robocop33

    about 3 years ago

    14618 Comments

    Actually 184retired, we had it pretty much under control and it was dissapating until you know who was elected and suddenly everything was under the eye of being PC or racial. Suddenly you had to LIKE it and not just accept it.

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    184retired

    about 3 years ago

    3806 Comments

    The level of hatred in this country across the boards is worse then I have ever seen it in my lifetime..I thought we had evolved as people.

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    Did these low life freaks feel threatened by this person's life style?NOT!--Just too blithering ignorant to find something constructive to do.Shameful.

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    Mark508

    about 3 years ago

    248 Comments

    Maximum punishment for all. The parents need to be accountable for their kids being out at 0300. Bump to all threads here.

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    LanaNJ

    about 3 years ago

    6948 Comments

    know some gay guys that will revert back into boxing mode if they need too, but I'm not afraid to say there are somethings in life I don't fully Comprehend. To each his own. I've seen the after math of people being jumped and outnumbered, Not Pretty. I think about My grandfather, how he took up boxing, and how we were taught to "DEFEND" ourselves if needed. He instilled the belief " If a man can't fight a man Fairly, he's a coward". With that said, it's questionable which of males are really Soft, and as for the girls, Jealousy ?

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    headbrer

    about 3 years ago

    5490 Comments

    Horrible. I do agree what has been said here.

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    Irishcop1961

    about 3 years ago

    50488 Comments

    Bump Tremor2

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    Bnshape

    about 3 years ago

    662 Comments

    All of these teens should be made to
    "discover" America and get some
    jail time for these actions.

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    AKangel

    about 3 years ago

    4972 Comments

    These POS need to be brought to justice, give them the max allowed....

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    Twisted_dispatcher

    about 3 years ago

    2160 Comments

    Well Said Tremor2!

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    Magee88

    about 3 years ago

    2688 Comments

    tremor2, i think i might love you for your remarks. i mean bump.

    i live in a town that is 43% gay. recently two gay men were beaten by a female and male, while their 4 year old son watched. one of the gay men had his teeth knocked out and his jaw broken. both went to the hospital. thankfully there were video cameras, and the couple were caught, and charged with a hate crime.

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    tcee1

    about 3 years ago

    16 Comments

    Hard to believe in this day and age we STILL have ignorance and violence towards those who are different from us!

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    Fredder

    about 3 years ago

    190 Comments

    "SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—Nine people, ages 12 to 19, are facing hate crime charges in connection with the beating of an openly gay man in Springfield. ....." from http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/06/28/...
    I think Sniper635 summed it up.

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    Whalewatcher

    about 3 years ago

    11194 Comments

    Sniper365 said it all !! My only question: Which Springfield is this ?? There are Springfields in Mass., Missouri, Illinois and Texas.

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