Victim of Anti-Gay Hate Crime Luke O’Donovan Sentenced to 10 Years for Self-Defense

  • metta

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    Aug 16, 2014 6:26 AM GMT
    Victim of Anti-Gay Hate Crime Luke O’Donovan Sentenced to 10 Years for Self-Defense: Family & Friends Rally in Support while Attackers Remain Free

    http://www.sparrowmedia.net/2014/08/luke-odonovan-sentenced-to-10-years/
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    Aug 16, 2014 7:58 AM GMT

    Yep, looks like a right winger to me icon_evil.gif



    http://www.fultoncourt.org/judges/viewjudge.php?id=11

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    Aug 16, 2014 2:41 PM GMT
    Sounds like the judge needs to be the one in jail.
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    Aug 16, 2014 2:44 PM GMT
    Exactly Paul. And hopefully he'll be gang banged without any kind of lube.
  • brickboy1966

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    Aug 16, 2014 4:52 PM GMT
    This is ridiculous. Why weren't there charges against his attackers?
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    Aug 16, 2014 5:06 PM GMT
    OK, everyone...read all of the comments that follow the article. There was a previous news report that stated that O'Donovan was kicked out of a news year's eve party AND RETURNED with a knife stabbing one person at the home. When others tried to subdue him, he stabbed more. [Is this when the anti-gay comments were made? I don't know.]

    If this is true, 10 years with the possibility of parole after 2 is reasonable.

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    Aug 16, 2014 7:15 PM GMT
    So he returned to the party with a knife?
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    Aug 16, 2014 7:16 PM GMT
    BigDude6ft6 saidOK, everyone...read all of the comments that follow the article. There was a previous news report that stated that O'Donovan was kicked out of a news year's eve party AND RETURNED with a knife stabbing one person at the home. When others tried to subdue him, he stabbed more. [Is this when the anti-gay comments were made? I don't know.]

    If this is true, 10 years with the possibility of parole after 2 is reasonable.



    It's a headscratcher, this one.
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    Aug 16, 2014 7:20 PM GMT
    http://www.cbs46.com/story/20478393/as-many-as-6-stabbed-at-northeast-atlanta-party

    ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

    A man kicked out of a New Year's Eve party and returned, stabbing five people early Tuesday, was arrested and was in court Wednesday.

    Luke O'Donovan, 19, was not given bond.

    O'Donovan and Andrew Mainor were involved in an altercation and O'Donovan was asked to leave the home on Gibson Street, according to officers on the scene.

    Police said O'Donovan returned around 3:30 a.m. with what appeared to be a knife and stabbed Mainor.

    Others tried to subdue O'Donovan, at which time he began stabbing all of them.

    A woman called 911 as she attempted to drive several victims of the stabbing to an area hospital.

    Two people sustained stab wounds to the abdominal and leg areas which left both semi-conscious at the time, police said.

    During the scuffle, O'Donovan was cut on his lower back.

    All together, three victims were taken to Atlanta Medical Center, one of which was in critical but stable condition. A fourth person was taken to Emory University Hospital Midtown. There were a total of six people injured.

    O'Donovan was charged with five counts of aggravated assault.
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    Aug 16, 2014 7:23 PM GMT
    When people realize the news is written to manipulate people , peace will abound. Instead they use identity politics to stir up hate.
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    Aug 16, 2014 7:27 PM GMT
    I think metta may have finally outdone himself here.
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    Aug 16, 2014 7:33 PM GMT
    Well one of those sources is 100% bullshit.
    The fact that he made a plea deal makes the version where he is the aggressor more likely. If he really was acting in self defence I doubt a jury would have sentenced him.
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    Aug 16, 2014 7:44 PM GMT
    AaronH20P saidWell one of those sources is 100% bullshit.
    The fact that he made a plea deal makes the version where he is the aggressor more likely. If he really was acting in self defence I doubt a jury would have sentenced him.


    We'll have to dust off the ol' bullshit scale, I reckon.
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    Aug 16, 2014 7:44 PM GMT
    There are conflicting reports on exactly what happened. Therefore, I cannot determine whether or not the sentence was reasonable.
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    Aug 16, 2014 8:01 PM GMT
    JerseyAthletic saidWhen people realize the news is written to manipulate people , peace will abound. Instead they use identity politics to stir up hate.


    Perhaps, but the initial and actual news reports seemed fairly straightforward.

    metta got this off of some ridiculous white Liberal "social justice" blogsite.
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    Aug 16, 2014 8:04 PM GMT
    FRE0 saidThere are conflicting reports on exactly what happened. Therefore, I cannot determine whether or not the sentence was reasonable.


    "Conflicting reports"? The only conflict I see is between the actual news stories and something written on a silly activist blogsite, with the ensuing indignant (and half-cocked) comments.

    This would go beyond the initial news stories anyway. All info would be contained in reports abut the legal proceedings. I really don't feel like looking it up. But I will if I must.

    I'm pretty sure that if CBS had its facts wrong in 2013, they would have corrected the story by now.
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    Aug 16, 2014 8:17 PM GMT
    O'Donovan's statement:

    It is regrettable that anyone had to come to harm, but given the choice of whether to lose my life to a hateful attack or fight for the chance to live, I will always choose the ferocious refusal to go quietly into the night. This refusal was not fueled by hate for my attackers, but by my love for life.

    It is this passion for life that came in conflict with my attackers, and this same passion that was arrested by the cops and is being punished by the courts. It is this passion that they are trying to chain, to cage, to rehabilitate me away from, but it is this passion that will pull my gaze -- always forward -- through the dark. I can already glimpse the light at the end of the tunnel. I’ll be home soon.


    Yeah, OK Luke.
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    Aug 16, 2014 8:32 PM GMT
    J effing C - HuffPo is going with this story.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/16/luke-odonovan-gay-hate-crime-_n_5683215.html

    by Curtis M. Wong

    Family members, friends and a number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates are crying foul after the alleged victim of an anti-gay hate crime in Atlanta received a prison sentence.

    Luke O'Donovan, 21, will reportedly spend the next two years in a Georgia prison, followed by eight years of probation, after agreeing to a plea deal on Aug. 11, Vice is reporting.

    O'Donovan, who is identified in media reports as a "queer anarchist," was charged with attempted murder and five counts of felony aggravated assault in a 2012 incident. O'Donovan had reportedly been attacked by at least five men, who shouted anti-gay epithets at him after seeing him dance with several men at a New Year's Eve party.

    As The Sparrow Project noted, O'Donovan defended himself with a pocket knife and fled the scene, and was arrested by Atlanta police hours later. In a situation that Vice writer Natasha Lennard compares to that of transgender activist CeCe McDonald, only O'Donovan was charged in the altercation.

    Eyewitnesses cited by media at the time of the attack offered few details about the attack.

    "Things were kind of starting winding down," witness Lily Chambers told Georgia Newsday. "I mean, it was a late New Year's party. And then all of a sudden, some stuff happened in the street, I guess."


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    This part strains credulity: "[O'Donovan was] attacked by at least five men, who shouted anti-gay epithets at him after seeing him dance with several men at a New Year's Eve party."
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    Aug 16, 2014 9:37 PM GMT
    Someone, especially in the law enforcement area, clearly didn't do his/her job by following up on leads that would have been pertinent to the outcome of this case. The prosecuting attorney had an agenda, and so did the judge. Absolutely nothing about this case strikes me as professional.

    It all smacks of a conspiracy of negligence and blatant stupidity. Mackle comes across a idiot because any attorney worth his JD has a lot of mitigating grounds to have this appealed successfully. That judge must like having his rulings overturned on appeal. The police officers I work with would have done a better job on this case, even with their eyes closed, than this bandwagon of morons.
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    Aug 17, 2014 1:48 AM GMT
    BIG_N_TALL saidSomeone, especially in the law enforcement area, clearly didn't do his/her job by following up on leads that would have been pertinent to the outcome of this case. The prosecuting attorney had an agenda, and so did the judge. Absolutely nothing about this case strikes me as professional.

    It all smacks of a conspiracy of negligence and blatant stupidity. Mackle comes across a idiot because any attorney worth his JD has a lot of mitigating grounds to have this appealed successfully. That judge must like having his rulings overturned on appeal. The police officers I work with would have done a better job on this case, even with their eyes closed, than this bandwagon of morons.


    Are you sure you want to stick to this story?
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    Aug 17, 2014 1:57 AM GMT
    Jack_NNJ said
    BIG_N_TALL saidSomeone, especially in the law enforcement area, clearly didn't do his/her job by following up on leads that would have been pertinent to the outcome of this case. The prosecuting attorney had an agenda, and so did the judge. Absolutely nothing about this case strikes me as professional.

    It all smacks of a conspiracy of negligence and blatant stupidity. Mackle comes across a idiot because any attorney worth his JD has a lot of mitigating grounds to have this appealed successfully. That judge must like having his rulings overturned on appeal. The police officers I work with would have done a better job on this case, even with their eyes closed, than this bandwagon of morons.

    Are you sure you want to stick to this story?

    Are you sure you want to stick with YOURS? As usual, it's anti-gay, full of hatred for gays.

    This is a confused case, with conflicting reports. Further confusing things is this is Georgia, where judges will send you to jail for merely LOOKING gay.

    So why don't you give it a rest, until more actual facts come out? And stop reflexively blaming the gay guy?
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    Aug 17, 2014 2:42 AM GMT
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    Art_Deco said
    Further confusing things is this is Georgia, where judges will send you to jail for merely LOOKING gay.


    Completely false statement that is an attempt to further an untrue stereotype of what living in the South is like.


    I expect nothing less from Artie.
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    Aug 17, 2014 3:42 AM GMT
    Jack_NNJ said
    BIG_N_TALL saidSomeone, especially in the law enforcement area, clearly didn't do his/her job by following up on leads that would have been pertinent to the outcome of this case. The prosecuting attorney had an agenda, and so did the judge. Absolutely nothing about this case strikes me as professional.

    It all smacks of a conspiracy of negligence and blatant stupidity. Mackle comes across a idiot because any attorney worth his JD has a lot of mitigating grounds to have this appealed successfully. That judge must like having his rulings overturned on appeal. The police officers I work with would have done a better job on this case, even with their eyes closed, than this bandwagon of morons.


    Are you sure you want to stick to this story?


    So, do tell, what is your's? Why put the victim of an assault on trial for a self-defense action? Between being attacked, and having one of his attackers continuing to attack LBGT people, what moron prosecutor would choose to prosecute it? The judge just happened to be in the courtroom to sanction the plea deal. The prosecution brought the case before his court, and Mackle's proceeding wouldn't have happened without the prosecution. What professional law enforcement officer would recommend this to the prosecution?

    There is a whole lot of dirty going on here. Even if he shot all those people to death who attacked him that night, I wouldn't write a report recommending he be charged with anything. The most he could be charged with is possessing a concealed weapon without a permit, assuming he didn't have one.
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    Aug 17, 2014 4:11 AM GMT
    BigDude6ft6 saidOK, everyone...read all of the comments that follow the article. There was a previous news report that stated that O'Donovan was kicked out of a news year's eve party AND RETURNED with a knife stabbing one person at the home. When others tried to subdue him, he stabbed more. [Is this when the anti-gay comments were made? I don't know.]

    If this is true, 10 years with the possibility of parole after 2 is reasonable.



    If this is true, then it changes the dynamic completely.
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    Aug 17, 2014 4:27 AM GMT
    BIG_N_TALL said
    BigDude6ft6 saidOK, everyone...read all of the comments that follow the article. There was a previous news report that stated that O'Donovan was kicked out of a news year's eve party AND RETURNED with a knife stabbing one person at the home. When others tried to subdue him, he stabbed more. [Is this when the anti-gay comments were made? I don't know.]

    If this is true, 10 years with the possibility of parole after 2 is reasonable.



    If this is true, then it changes the dynamic completely.


    No, the "dynamic" has been the same from the moment this happened.