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20 May 2011

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Derrick from Philly

"Prosecutors declined to file hate crime charges because the victims' families "did not want" the deceased identified as gay."

Sometimes the law and the media ought to take matters into their own hands if the "families" allow their own stupidity and bigotry to stand in the way of justice. Do you actually need the family's consent to bring hate crime charges against sadistic murderers motivated by a hatred for Gay people?

This is one of the worst case of anti-Gay violence that I've ever heard of. It is just as awful as the torture-murders of Matthew Shepard and Brandon Teena. Yet, this blog (Rod McCulom's Blog)is the only blog I know of that has paid much attention to this atrocity in Newark.

soulbrotha

"this blog (Rod McCulom's Blog)is the only blog I know of that has paid much attention to this atrocity in Newark."

Derrick, I was thinking the same thing. Rod, thank you for keeping us updated with this story. May the rest these monsters' lives in jail be a living hell.

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These folks are more concerned about the victims being identified as gay? My God, what is up with folks these days?

FREELEO

These babies would have been graduating from college this year. I'm sitting here in tears. This situation is so heartbreaking. I thank you Rod for keeping this story and the memory of these beautiful young people alive. Thank you...

MW09

That sick piece of sh** deserves EVERY SINGLE YEAR of that sentence. Bravo jury! Thanks for keeping us updated Rod.

Bubbalicious

Derrick, Soulbrotha, and Kevin, I was just planning to touch on the issues that you all brought up. I am glad that you beat me to it, because it means that I am not alone in my concerns.

Ugh, just because the family is in denial (or simply ashamed) doesn't mean that the gay issues go away. If nothing else, the parents should have felt compelled to speak out against homophobia based on the murders of their children. Hatred took the lives of their babies. Yet, they are embarrassed? WTF.

Man, I am fuming right now. Nonetheless, I am glad that the law was in the corner of these victims. May those scumbags rot in jail. When I think about the homophobic jerks I dealt with in high school and college. While I am thankful that it never got violent, the point is that IT COULD HAVE. What happened to those victims could have happened to anyone of us. I am hurting right now, and pissed at the same time.

MBillow@gmail.com

"Prosecutors declined to file hate crime charges because the victims' families "did not want" the deceased identified as gay." WTF? THis was not a civil case, the decision wasn't up to the family. This was "the state" vs. the suspects and if there was evidence to support INTENT on the part of the suspects, then it is irrevelant whether or not the victims identified as gay. Something wrong with that picture.

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