Gaybashing in Bachmann's home town - Victim Dead of Injuries

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    Aug 23, 2011 4:38 PM GMT
    A 19 year-old college student was beaten to death in Michele Bachmann's hometown of Waterloo, Iowa this weekend.

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    WATERLOO, Iowa --- A brutal fight that claimed the life of a Waterloo teen started with taunting, witnesses said.

    Police confirmed that 19-year-old Marcellus Richard Andrews was officially pronounced dead at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Relatives and acquaintances said he died after being removed from life support at an Iowa City hospital.

    "It's just not fair," said friend Nakita Wright. "I don't wish that to happen to my worst enemy."

    Officers and paramedics said they found Andrews unconscious with severe head injuries in the early morning hours Friday.

    Andrews, who was slated to start studying interior design at Hawkeye Community College, spent part of Thursday practicing with members of the Crusaders, a drill team sponsored by Union Missionary Baptist Church. He led the step team for the group, which was days away from competing in March Against Darkness.

    Night found him at Nakita Wright's home on Cottage Street.

    She said the problems started at about 12:45 a.m. Friday when she and Tudia Simpson, her cousin, went for a walk down the street. Andrews opted to stay behind, waiting on the enclosed porch, she said.

    The two women hadn't made it as far as Adams Street a block away when they heard yelling back at the house. They ran back and found a truck stopped in the street, and the occupants were taunting Andrews, calling him "faggot" and "Mercedes," a feminization of his first name, Simpson said.

    The arguing and name calling continued, said Simpson, who admitted throwing the first punch, striking a girl.

    "She kept saying it, and I hit her," Simpson said.

    From there, the fight was on, with Nakita Wright and the others joining in, according to their account.

    At some point during the scuffle, Nakita Wright felt her leg brush against something on the ground. She looked down and saw Andrews.

    "I tried to help him up, and then this boy ran back and kicked him in his face," Nakita Wright said.

    After the brawl ended, she tried helping Andrews to his feet. He appeared dazed. She grabbed one arm and coaxed him as she lifted. He pushed up with his other arm, but then gave up.

    Nakita Wright dialed 911.

    He was flown to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for treatment.

    Word of his passing came as the Crusaders Drill Team took part in the March Against Darkness competition at Central Middle School, said Alexis Wright, a cousin of Nakita who works with the Crusaders.

    In addition to being step team captain, Andrews had helped train team members, Alexis Wright said.

    "He would practice with the little ones, making sure they get it," she said.

    Andrews had been scheduled to lead the team's Saturday night performance and deliver the opening salute.

    Instead, when the event started, organizers had a moment of silence for Andrews, who at that time was understood to be on life support. Later, during an intermission, officials broke the news he wasn't going to pull through over the public address system, Alexis Wright said.

    "All the children were affected by it. When they announced, they were literally on the floor crying," she said.

    It was a tragic end to a busy weekend for the team, which started the with a parade in Parkersburg and another Saturday event before the March Against Darkness, Alexis Wright said.

    Andrews had studied at La James College and took part in Job Corps. He had bought his Hawkeye college textbooks earlier in the week.

    Authorities continue to investigate the assault. No arrests have been made in the case.



    EARLIER STORY

    WATERLOO, Iowa --- A Waterloo teen who was hospitalized after being beaten early Friday morning has died, police said Sunday evening.

    Police this evening confirmed the death of 19-year-old Marcellus Richard Andrews. Police said Andrews was officially declared deceased Sunday afternoon, but relatives and acquaintances said he died Saturday night after being removed from life support at an Iowa City hospital.

    Word came as members of the Union Missionary Baptist Church's Crusaders Drill Team took part in the March Against Darkness competition at Central Middle School, said Alexis Wright, who works with the Crusaders.

    Andrews was a captain of the Crusaders's step team and also helped train team members, Alexis Wright said.

    "He would practice with the little ones, making sure they get it."

    Andrews had been scheduled to lead the team's performance and deliver the opening salute Saturday.

    Instead, when the event started, organizers had a moment of silence for Andrews, who at that time was understood to be on life support. Later, during an intermission, officials broke the news of his death over the public address system, Alexis Wright said.

    "All the children were effected by it. When they announced, they were literally on the floor crying," she said.

    It was a tragic end to a busy weekend for the team, which started the with a parade in Parkersburg and another Saturday event before the March Against Darkness, Alexis Wright said.

    Andrews had studied at La James College, a cosmetology school, and was slated to start at the interior design program at Hawkeye Community College on Monday, friends said. He bought his textbooks earlier in the week.

    Authorities continue to investigate the assault, which happened at about 12:45 a.m. Friday in the 200 block of Conger Street. No arrests have been made in the case.

    Witnesses said Andrews was hanging out at a friend's home when a group of people in a vehicle pulled up and began taunting him. A fight ensued, and Andrews was punched, kicked and knocked down.

    Police and paramedics called to the scene found Andrews with severe head trauma, and he was flown to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

    .Copyright 2011 wcfcourier.com.

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    Aug 23, 2011 5:44 PM GMT
    shameful. I wonder what statement she'll make about this.
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    Aug 24, 2011 2:00 AM GMT
    Vigils Planned For Man Beaten, Killed By Mob

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    Aug 24, 2011 2:11 AM GMT
    Bachmann should be killed for creating such a hostile environment in her town as a result of her hate speech against gays.
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    Aug 24, 2011 2:15 AM GMT
    FernRock saidshameful. I wonder what statement she'll make about this.



    Something stupid of course.
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    Aug 24, 2011 2:23 AM GMT
    This is horrible... Makes me very upset and angry that a human was treated and beaten so bad.

    Michelle Bachman STEP UP... You ignorant clueless bitch!!
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    Aug 24, 2011 2:24 AM GMT
    Kalifornication saidThis is horrible... Makes me very upset and angry that a human was treated and beaten so bad.

    Michelle Bachman STEP UP... You ignorant clueless bitch!!
    She doesn't care. She and her closeted hubby are probably laughing about this over dinner.
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    Aug 24, 2011 2:27 AM GMT
    Who the fuck actually supports this retard called Bachmann? icon_mad.gif

    I really want to hear what that bitch has to say about this. This is very sad and upsetting icon_cry.gif
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    Aug 24, 2011 2:36 AM GMT
    So what about these "Crusaders" doing a "March against Darkness"?

    WTF is going on there, they're doing that for an audience of 4th graders?

    That's like Hitlerjugend-style terminology.

    Totally like this movie "Jesus Camp".

    Poor guy.
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    Aug 24, 2011 2:39 AM GMT
    Let's hope they ran off a bridge and couldn't get their doors opened under the water. icon_smile.gif r.i.p. marcellus
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    Aug 24, 2011 2:39 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidBachmann should be killed for creating such a hostile environment in her town as a result of her hate speech against gays.


    ok as crazy as she is she didn't make the town hate gays. The hostility was there, and you can't put the blame on her for this. However, I bet she is going to come up with some bullshit about this happening. Either that or she'll just ignore it because she doesn't give a rat's ass about gays.
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    Aug 24, 2011 2:40 AM GMT
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    paulflexes saidBachmann should be killed for creating such a hostile environment in her town as a result of her hate speech against gays.


    ok as crazy as she is she didn't make the town hate gays. The hostility was there, and you can't put the blame on her for this. However, I bet she is going to come up with some bullshit about this happening. Either that or she'll just ignore it because she doesn't give a rat's ass about gays.
    I know I can't put the entire blame on her, but a person in her position has a LOT of influence when speaking against gays.
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    Aug 24, 2011 2:42 AM GMT
    She will in all likelihood in a backhanded and subtle manner find a way to blame the gentleman for what happened and further her anti-gay crusade.
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    Aug 24, 2011 2:44 AM GMT
    "It's sad to many that this boy was killed but this would not have happened had he underwent that reparative therapy I always talked about."
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    Aug 24, 2011 2:53 AM GMT
    SirDreamALot said"It's sad to many that this boy was killed but this would not have happened had he underwent that reparative therapy I always talked about."



    Wow. I know you meant that tongue in cheek, but honestly, I bet she's thinking exactly that!
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    Aug 24, 2011 4:10 AM GMT
    i hope they track those assholes down and burn them at the stake.
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    Aug 24, 2011 4:13 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    swmrh911 said
    paulflexes saidBachmann should be killed for creating such a hostile environment in her town as a result of her hate speech against gays.


    ok as crazy as she is she didn't make the town hate gays. The hostility was there, and you can't put the blame on her for this. However, I bet she is going to come up with some bullshit about this happening. Either that or she'll just ignore it because she doesn't give a rat's ass about gays.
    I know I can't put the entire blame on her, but a person in her position has a LOT of influence when speaking against gays.


    Yeah I hear ya. She is still a bitch and if she wins presidency I'm leaving the country...
  • JP85257

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    Aug 24, 2011 4:22 AM GMT
    Im not a fan of hers, but really guys?

    Its like blaming the spoon on Rosie O'Donnels weight.

    Jesus Christ....
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    Aug 24, 2011 6:29 AM GMT
    swmrh911 said
    paulflexes said
    swmrh911 said
    paulflexes saidBachmann should be killed for creating such a hostile environment in her town as a result of her hate speech against gays.


    ok as crazy as she is she didn't make the town hate gays. The hostility was there, and you can't put the blame on her for this. However, I bet she is going to come up with some bullshit about this happening. Either that or she'll just ignore it because she doesn't give a rat's ass about gays.
    I know I can't put the entire blame on her, but a person in her position has a LOT of influence when speaking against gays.


    Yeah I hear ya. She is still a bitch and if she wins presidency I'm leaving the country...


    You and me both.
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    Aug 24, 2011 6:42 AM GMT
    Bachmann isn't awakening gay hate. She's only cashing in on something which is already there. Otherwise no one would listen to the bitch.
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    Aug 24, 2011 7:42 AM GMT
    xassantex saidBachmann isn't awakening gay hate. She's only cashing in on something which is already there. Otherwise no one would listen to the bitch.


    I hate to pull a lame movie analogy on you, but Bachmann speaking about hate is like when Freddy Kruger used Jason Vorhees to bring back the memory of Kruger on Elm Street in "Freddy vs. Jason." With every kill, Jason gave strength to Freddy since the people in the town started getting it in their heads that Freddy was back.

    She's taking advantage of her power to leak into people's minds that gays are bad. Those who are starting to educate themselves and open up to the idea casually are being smacked down with her speeches, and reinforced about the negative effect of homosexuality. In a way... yes, she is awakening gay hate.
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    Aug 24, 2011 9:54 AM GMT
    Marcellus? Tudia? Nakita?

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    Also, Bachmann needs to get back in the kitchen where she belongs and do the dishes. Sad that people still do shit like this... and that segments of society aren't speaking out against it.
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    Aug 24, 2011 11:10 AM GMT
    All the dreadful hate in this thread. One fails to see how you or your hate is any better than the subject of your hate, and how your aggression is any better than the violence that killed that young man. It may of been done by a confused angry bisexual.
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    Aug 24, 2011 12:35 PM GMT
    I expect Bachmann will make a glib non-answer to any questions that get fielded to her on this topic, the same way she has rather robotically handled any other uncomfortable questions she doesn't like dealing with.
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    Aug 24, 2011 12:39 PM GMT
    pattison said...It may of been done by a confused angry bisexual.


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    ...and "may of..." makes no sense.

    "May have..." might be a better fit that doesn't make Her Majesty the Queen do a royal facepalm whenever you butcher Her English.