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.
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