For the first time, a gay Brooklyn man confronts the thugs who allegedly beat him, stomped him and left him for dead. Dwan Prince testified in the attempted murder and assault trial of Steven Pomie, who is accused of orchestrating the gay bashing on June 8, 2005 The 28 year old former construction worker revealed an excruciating legacy of surgeries, physical therapy and pain: "I used to run fast. Now, I can barely walk. I can't run. I can't take pain medication because it makes me throw up. I can't sleep because my leg hurts and my shoulder hurts." Prince also has full-blown AIDS.
The detail of the case were truly horrific: "Shouting anti-gay epithets, the three punched Prince and beat him so severely, according to The New York Times, that a bystander offered to fight in the victim’s stead to spare Prince further injury." Pomie, a 22-year ex-con, faces up to 25 years behind bars if convicted of attempted murder and assault as a hate crime.
You'll notice, no photos on this post. After working so many years in television news, it's frustrating to look at one after another mug shot of black men accused of hurting, killing or trying to kill another.