Friday, August 21, 2009

Two arrested in the beating of gay teen

I feel bad for this kid. What a frightening experience to have to go through. Michigan doesn't cover sexual orientation in it's hate crime laws. I hope, at the very least, that the two gay bashers are given the harshest sentences possible.

Advocate reports:
Two teenagers have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault for allegedly beating a gay 15-year-old last week. Portage, Mich., teen Steven Harmon suffered a skull fracture, bruising, and a swollen lip and eye. He said the 15- and 16-year-old suspects yelled homophobic slurs as they beat his face about 20 times on August 13, according to the Kalamazoo Gazette. Harmon was with a 17-year-old female friend when the incident occurred. The two suspects approached Harmon, his friend, and her nephew in a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant, calling them antigay slurs. Harmon's friend was able to get the manager to remove the boys from the establishment, but they followed Harmon and his friend back to her apartment complex. READ MORE