Gay college student branded in hate crime

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    Apr 12, 2011 10:42 PM GMT
    And the band plays on.....

    http://equalitync.org/news1/gay-unc-student-assaulted-in-campus-hate-crime
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    Apr 12, 2011 11:24 PM GMT
    ErikTaurean saidAnd the band plays on.....

    http://equalitync.org/news1/gay-unc-student-assaulted-in-campus-hate-crime
    This is why I support the carrying of guns. Had it been me, the attacker would have already met his maker.
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    Apr 12, 2011 11:50 PM GMT
    UPDATE: Now this makes me angry. It is this kind of shit that makes others suspect when something like this actually does occur:

    From the UNC Chancellor as posted by EqualityNC:

    UPDATE: Alleged Hate Crime on UNC Campus a Hoaxby Equality NC on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 7:34pm
    FORMAL NOTICE: Message from the UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp: Police Determine False Report on Aggravated Assault
    Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

    The Department of Public Safety has determined that the alleged aggravated assault reported to campus last night did not occur. That report, filed with campus police on April 5, was false. The University will not report it as a hate crime.

    It is important to recognize that incidents of harassment do occur. When they do, we take them seriously. We strive to foster a welcoming,inclusive and safe environment at Carolina.

    We recognize that this has been a difficult time for campus. Members of the community who feel they need to discuss what has happened are encouraged to contact the Dean of Students Office at 919-966-4042; Counseling and Wellness Services at 919-966-3658 or 919-966-2281 after hours; LGBTQ Center at 919-843-5376; Diversity and Multicultural Affairsat 919-962-6962; or Human Resources' Employee Assistance Program at 919-929-2362.

    Sincerely,
    Holden Thorp





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    Apr 12, 2011 11:52 PM GMT
    If someone were to try that with me. You'd have your asshole burnt to a crisp.
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:08 AM GMT
    So did it happen? Or did it not?
    Can't he/she just show them the burn mark?
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:44 AM GMT
    No hate crime being filed. Being called a false report now!

    http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/04/12/1124145/unc-investigating-assault-on-student.html#ixzz1JMC2t6Ab
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:49 AM GMT
    ErikTaurean saidNo hate crime being filed. Being called a false report now!

    http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/04/12/1124145/unc-investigating-assault-on-student.html#ixzz1JMC2t6Ab


    I don't know what to think of this student.

    On the one hand, I find myself wondering if he changed his story out of fear of a reprisal or reprisals.

    On the other hand, if he invented the whole thing, I kinda want to know why...but regardless of the reason, it pisses me off! This will be why, a month or two down the road, when a gay student really is assaulted/abused/harassed, people will doubt his story!
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:51 AM GMT
    ErikTaurean saidNo hate crime being filed. Being called a false report now!

    http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/04/12/1124145/unc-investigating-assault-on-student.html#ixzz1JMC2t6Ab
    "Freshman Quinn Matney told police he was outside his South Campus dorm April 4 when he stopped to speak with an acquaintance. As he stood on a foot bridge near his Craige Residence Hall, he had said another college-age man nearby approached him, called him an anti-gay slur, and pressed a hot piece of metal to his left wrist."

    "But police had little to work with. Matney could not identify his attacker or the person he stopped to speak with just before the attack, said Jeff McCracken, UNC’s police chief."

    Those two statements do cast doubt.
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:56 AM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    ErikTaurean saidAnd the band plays on.....

    http://equalitync.org/news1/gay-unc-student-assaulted-in-campus-hate-crime
    This is why I support the carrying of guns. Had it been me, the attacker would have already met his maker.


    I'm going to have to agree with TropicalMark on this...
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:08 AM GMT
    There is a lot of missing info in this story, could the whole thing be any more vague
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Apr 13, 2011 1:15 AM GMT
    Here is another article....

    http://www.365gay.com/news/gay-unc-student-assaulted-in-hate-crime/
  • TrentGrad

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    Apr 13, 2011 1:23 AM GMT
    Alpha1 saidHere is another article....

    http://www.365gay.com/news/gay-unc-student-assaulted-in-hate-crime/


    I didn't see that story on there...but I did see the one about Mississippi Republicans being against interracial marriage.

    That is staggering...though a little bit misleading. After all, 46% thought interracial marriage should be illegal, vs 40% who believed it should remain as it is now (legal)...and 14% who were unsure. WTF???

    Of course over 3/4ths of those polled were over 46 years old, so this appears to be a generational thing. How embarassing...opposing interracial marriage in 2011!!!

    Anyhow, sorry to detract from the thread...back to our regularly scheduled programming! LOL
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:25 AM GMT
    Alpha1 said
    TropicalMark said
    ErikTaurean saidAnd the band plays on.....

    http://equalitync.org/news1/gay-unc-student-assaulted-in-campus-hate-crime
    This is why I support the carrying of guns. Had it been me, the attacker would have already met his maker.


    I'm going to have to agree with TropicalMark on this...



    You two would SHOOT AND KILL SOMEONE for this?

    Freshman Quinn Matney told police he was assaulted outside of his South Campus dorm on April 4. According to Mattney, his assailant called him an anti-gay slur, and pressed a hot piece of metal to his left wrist.


    I'm all in favour of defending yourself, but the punishment needs to fit the crime.

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    Apr 13, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    gallus81 said
    Alpha1 said
    TropicalMark said
    ErikTaurean saidAnd the band plays on.....

    http://equalitync.org/news1/gay-unc-student-assaulted-in-campus-hate-crime
    This is why I support the carrying of guns. Had it been me, the attacker would have already met his maker.


    I'm going to have to agree with TropicalMark on this...



    You two would SHOOT AND KILL SOMEONE for this?

    Freshman Quinn Matney told police he was assaulted outside of his South Campus dorm on April 4. According to Mattney, his assailant called him an anti-gay slur, and pressed a hot piece of metal to his left wrist.


    I'm all in favour of defending yourself, but the punishment needs to fit the crime.

    icon_eek.gif


    I didn't mean to outright kill him, but if circumstances warranted it, I would. Some people can not be negotiated with. Some people are out to hurt you. That is reality. I'll guarantee you that if that guy unloaded a round, that gay basher would have got out of there quicker than he came.

    and.... I'd like to add that I've read too many incidents where gay men have been killed in initially non-violent confrontations that escalated into something more serious. This UNC guy was fortunate he wasn't injured more than he was.
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:35 AM GMT
    There is TONS of commentary in Chapel Hill regarding the crime being a fraud. Lots of chaos and drama about the incident. VERY curious to see what happens with the event ...
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    Apr 13, 2011 1:38 AM GMT
    gallus81 said
    Alpha1 said
    TropicalMark said
    ErikTaurean saidAnd the band plays on.....

    http://equalitync.org/news1/gay-unc-student-assaulted-in-campus-hate-crime
    This is why I support the carrying of guns. Had it been me, the attacker would have already met his maker.


    I'm going to have to agree with TropicalMark on this...



    You two would SHOOT AND KILL SOMEONE for this?

    Freshman Quinn Matney told police he was assaulted outside of his South Campus dorm on April 4. According to Mattney, his assailant called him an anti-gay slur, and pressed a hot piece of metal to his left wrist.


    I'm all in favour of defending yourself, but the punishment needs to fit the crime.

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    It wasn't to be taken that literally in this case.. but if its was a beating you betcha! You come near me to do harm, lead will be a big part of my response if you continue to move forward.