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Gay Teen Violently Attacked In NM Mall Only To Be Banned By The Management

gay-teen-mall-attackA gay teen from New Mexico was the victim of a homophobic assault and though he never threw a punch, was subsequently banned for “fighting.”

One Saturday at Alberquerque’s Coronado Mall, 14-year-old “Issaic” was approached by a 16-year-old acquaintance. Issaic told KOB 4 that the other boy had been making threats following an online argument he had with a female friend.

“Whenever he wanted to fight me he was calling me a (gay slur) and a queer and everything,” he said. “He just didn’t like me being gay. I’m used to it, but I’m just like, ‘Why would you want to fight someone over that?'”

When they ran into each other at the mall, words were exchanged and both boys were asked to leave. As they left, the older boy punched Issaic in the back of the head as his friend recorded it with his cell phone.

A police officer in the mall spoke to both of the boys, informing them that Coronado management had banned them from returning for a year. Friends of Issaic’s assailant posted the 20-second video of the attack online, because, according to Issaic, they “thought it was funny.”

But perhaps the joke is lost on Issaic, who finds it unfair that the mall should ban him simply for getting hit and hopes they will reconsider his ban. “It shouldn’t happen, but it did,” he said. “I can’t change it, I mean, it’s life.”

KOB 4 attempted to show the video of the attack to Coronado Mall management to see if it might persuade them to lift Issaic’s ban, to no avail.

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Nov 27, 2013
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  • 19 Comments
    • rand503
      rand503

      All Amercians should be so lucky to be banned from the mall. It isnt right that Isaac was banned, I agree, but consider this a favor — at least now he can grow up and not e part of the same heterosexual crap of consumerism that everyone else is.

      Nov 27, 2013 at 11:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      Error number 1. They posted the video undoctored, the metadata has being read and cross referenced and the identities are known already.

      Nov 27, 2013 at 11:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DShucking
      DShucking

      The two got kicked out for being loud. But I want to know where the police report is. What’s pathetic is that this kid cares more about getting to go back into the mall than he does about justice for the assault.

      Nov 27, 2013 at 11:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi
      Ogre Magi

      Poor little guy

      Nov 27, 2013 at 12:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nyc0123
      nyc0123

      BOYCOTT Coronado Mall
      CALL POLICE
      FILE A REPORT NM State law covers hate crimes based on gender identity and sexual orientation

      Nov 27, 2013 at 12:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      But this is typically what is done. Many people think it’s easier to play that B.S. “Everybody gets treated the same” game, and punish everybody.

      Same thing in school, a bully will attack a kid and the other kid will finally get away by kneeing the bully in the balls and the school will try to suspend both of them.

      Nov 27, 2013 at 1:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JayDub
      JayDub

      From Coronado Mall’s website, it looks like they’re owned by General Growth Properties. GGP’s website lists the following contacts:

      Public Relations:
      Lesley Cheers (lesley.cheers@ggp.com)
      Director
      Corporate Communications

      Media Contact:
      David Keating (david.keating@ggp.com)
      Vice President
      Corporate Communications

      Nov 27, 2013 at 1:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JimmyJames
      JimmyJames

      I agree with NYC! Except add prosecute to the fullest extent of the law to the list, and have the attorney release a statement to every podunk media outlet in the area. Why are people such Fucktards?

      Nov 27, 2013 at 2:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DShucking
      DShucking

      Eff the mall. I want the attacker arrested.

      Nov 27, 2013 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TampaBayTed
      TampaBayTed

      Gaycott this dump.

      Nov 27, 2013 at 6:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1
      Stache1

      @DShucking: Well, in fairness to the kid the mall is a teenagers home away from home.

      Nov 28, 2013 at 12:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      @DShucking:

      ” What’s pathetic is that this kid cares more about getting to go back into the mall than he does about justice for the assault. ”

      Maybe the kid is a very forgiving, turn-the-other-cheek kind of person.

      Nov 28, 2013 at 2:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rob
      Rob

      Mallrats got kicked out. Who cares? Next.

      Nov 28, 2013 at 2:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DShucking
      DShucking

      @Stache1: Then his homelife must really suck.

      Nov 28, 2013 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DShucking
      DShucking

      @Billysees: Or maybe he’s a doormat who doesn’t have supportive parents.

      Nov 28, 2013 at 2:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      So many “blame the victim” comments here. Disgusting.

      Nov 28, 2013 at 2:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DShucking
      DShucking

      @the other Greg: I haven’t seen a single comment blaming the victim.

      Nov 28, 2013 at 2:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      @DShucking: Here’s one: “Or maybe he’s a doormat who doesn’t have supportive parents.”

      Oh right, that comment was from YOU, so maybe you didn’t notice it!

      Nov 28, 2013 at 4:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DShucking
      DShucking

      @the other Greg: That’s not blaming the victim. It’s a logical deduction.

      Nov 28, 2013 at 6:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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