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Atlanta Police Arrest One Of Three Suspects In Gang-Related Gay Bashing

Progress is being made in the case of the 20-year-old gay man who was viciously attacked after leaving a grocery store in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Atlanta. Police have arrested Jack Gang member Christopher Cain, transported him to the Fulton County Jail, and charged him with aggravated assault and robbery, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

We weren’t aware that the three gang-affiliated attackers also stole something from the victim while they hurled anti-gay insults like “faggot” at him. We thought the worst part about the crime was that a fourth accomplice videotaped the whole thing and proudly posted it on the internet.

Brandon White, the victim of the beating, did not originally want to come out and identify himself, but bravely did so in a press conference last week. Another rally was staged this Saturday where the community showed up in the bitter cold to show their support of White and to condemn anti-gay violence. White said at the rally that he was motivated to come out of the shadows because the gay-bashing video went viral on the Internet.

“This is not a one day campaign. This is not a one week campaign. This is a lifetime campaign,” said city Councilwoman Cleta Winslow at the rally.

Police have identified the two other assailants in the case but have not yet arrested them.

Photo via Atlanta Police Department

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Feb 13, 2012
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  • 8 Comments
    • The Real Mike in Asheville
      The Real Mike in Asheville

      Film your crime and then post it for the world to see — obviously these thugs suffer from much more than homophobia.

      Cheers to Brandon White, watched his press conference, and he is a class act.

      Note to Queerty: While White did not rush to the press about the attack, that does not mean he was initially anything other than initially shocked from being attacked.

      Feb 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kev C
      Kev C

      I wonder what caused him to do such a thing. Maybe his religious or political affiliations?

      Feb 13, 2012 at 4:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      @The Real Mike in Asheville: Would you prefer criminals be smart enough *not* to record and post their doings?

      Feb 13, 2012 at 4:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • G
      G

      I dont give a damn what color he or they are. They attacked some body because of sexual orientation. And that is WRONG. Period.

      Feb 14, 2012 at 12:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oh, ok.
      Oh, ok.

      @lucifer: Wow.

      Feb 14, 2012 at 12:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shannon
      shannon

      If we REALLY want to talk “color”….WHITE MEN HAVE ALWAYS……IN GLOBAL HISTORY BEEN THE MOST MURDEROUS…RAPING…SLAUGHTERING CHILDREN AND BABIES…..AND CANNIBALS…IN THE HISTORY OF THE PLANET! So really…you really do not want to go there nor get your feelings hurt!…LOLOL

      Feb 14, 2012 at 1:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 6 · shannon wrote, “If we REALLY want to talk “color”….WHITE MEN HAVE ALWAYS……IN GLOBAL HISTORY BEEN THE MOST MURDEROUS…RAPING…SLAUGHTERING CHILDREN AND BABIES…..AND CANNIBALS…IN THE HISTORY OF THE PLANET!”

      Read http://www.nanking-massacre.com/ – no racial/ethnic group has a monopoly on barbaric behavior. Also http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/nanking.html

      Mao Tse Tung was no slouch either: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/21/books/21book.html?ref=maozedong

      And don’t forget Africa. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/1288230.stm for starters

      Feb 14, 2012 at 2:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oh, ok.
      Oh, ok.

      @B: That was in reply to a racist deleted comment. In case you’re wondering why “shannon” posted that.

      Feb 14, 2012 at 4:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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