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Instead of Joining U.S. Army, John Richard Shannon Punched a ‘Faggot’ In The Face With His Arm Cast

Not content with merely screaming he “hates faggots” at fellow Hotel Biba bar patron in West Palm Beach, John Richard Shannon snuck back inside the bar after being kicked out so he could punch the guy in the face — with the cast on his arm. (Shannon told his victim he had the cast after “beating up a faggot,” according to the police report.) Turns out the guy he attacked isn’t gay, but the friends he was with are. Shannon is charged with aggravated battery, with the enhanced upgrade of “evidencing prejudice while committing offense,” and is being held until he can pay his $25k bond. Shannon admits to punching the guy and says he, uh, might have used a gay slur. Oh, this is the best part:

Shannon was supposed to enlist in the U.S. Army today. I’m sure he would’ve gotten along just fine with all those faggot soldiers.

NB: Florida, a state with hate crime laws specifically addressing sexual orientation, is also one of the first states to put homeless persons in a protected class. That law is now taking effect.

By:           Sarah Nigel
On:           Oct 3, 2010
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  • 15 Comments
    • Comixbear
      Comixbear

      Aw, and he was arrested before he could send in his Congressional questionnaire on DADT! ;(

      Oct 3, 2010 at 1:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rich
      Rich

      And here’s a link to the perp’s arrest record on the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office website. He looks cute enough to have a decent time in jail: http://www.pbso.org/index.cfm?fa=blottersi&file=7AF0B20EB20A8D7C7488F3971B684B8904BCAB857A02999A4340D40B8878D745B6A258987A6A6319636A57C718C590DCCCD642D996958FE25E2988555155BF91&thumb=no&book=2010048766&cp=FEBE9C53921789808B61898C77074654

      Oct 3, 2010 at 2:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ken S
      Ken S

      @Rich:
      No kidding. Pretty face like that and one arm in a cast? And that conveniently feminine-sounding last name? “C’mere, Shannon! Why?! Because I have twice as many working arms as you do, I miss my girlfriend, and I said so!”

      Yeah, he’s going to be a real darling in lockup. And it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. He’d better misbehave quick, get himself thrown in ‘the hole’ before his hole gets *wrecked.*

      Oct 3, 2010 at 3:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AdonisOfFire
      AdonisOfFire

      I have been attacked like that, punched by a homophobe. I also happened to be carrying a switchblade, and he got a smiley face carved on his gut. I only got 1 night in jail $150 bail, while everyone at the bad testified the homophobe had attacked me first with intentions of perhaps killing me, so he remained in jail and the day of his court hearing I testified against him :D

      Oct 3, 2010 at 5:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • adman
      adman

      @AdonisOfFire: Sweet! Not to condone vigilantism, but if you can get away with it, hmm? My partner and I were being stalked by the neighbor’s twenty something son and his knuckle dragging buddies. Cars keyed, Harley knocked over, shit in the mailbox, you know the drill. One night I was walking the other neighbors’ dog at 2:00am (I know, not the best house sitter, I’m working on it, :-))and there he was, getting out of his car. When he said something I just suplexed him onto the concrete. He still speaks with a slur, but seems to be getting better from his near fatal head trauma. I was inconvenienced and I ripped the knee of my favorite sweats! Do you think I saw any compensation? He’s lucky I called a meat wagon, I should of let him bleed out right there all night.

      Oct 3, 2010 at 9:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • reason
      reason

      @adman: You should be sitting in prison. The fact that you seem overjoyed that he suffered near fatal head trauma is sickening. Even in cases of self defense, which yours doesn’t seem to be, severally hurting someone or killing them is not a thing to rejoice about.

      Oct 4, 2010 at 1:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • adman
      adman

      @reason: You have no clue. Wait until they come for you, trying their damndest to dismantle your family, your livelihood, and your piece of mind, one step at a time. Don’t you know when you’ve become someone’s quarry? You’re a retarded neo-liberal apologist for anything and everything the “little people” like the rest of us have to put up with, and when you need my help, I’ll laugh in your face and tsk tsk too. Fucking absurd ideas coupled with ethics that trumpet no self respect have a warm comfortable place with the likes of you, just remember to stay away from me, you fucking coward. I do believe she thinks she’s moralizing, amazing! lol.

      Oct 4, 2010 at 2:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • adman
      adman

      BTW, I almost forgot. BASH BACK.

      Oct 4, 2010 at 2:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • adman
      adman

      This just in “Reason”. “Even in cases of self defense, (you mean like when a drunk is screaming and flailing his arms at you for being a faggot on a deserted street? ’cause that what went down, panty waste.) which yours doesn’t seem to be, severally hurting someone or killing them is not a thing to rejoice about.

      Victory over one’s sworn enemies is nothing if not an occasion to celebrate. You should learn the stakes in this fight, you moralizing ethical midget.

      Oct 4, 2010 at 2:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AdonisOfFire
      AdonisOfFire

      @reason:
      The reason why gays are such an easy target is because of gays with passive submissive attitudes like yours. If we all fought back and didn’t tolerate being bullied, attacked, harrassed, insulted, demonized, ostricized, etc etc…then we would have equal rights long time ago.

      Oct 4, 2010 at 3:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AdonisOfFire
      AdonisOfFire

      @adman:

      The reason we gays are second-class citizens in this country is because most of the gay community is made up of submissive cowards instead of proud warriors.

      Oct 4, 2010 at 3:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ronbo
      Ronbo

      I agree with Adonis. To add a left-turn, we Democrats suffer the same predisposition. We elect a majority in the Senate, the House and own the Presidency; yet, we accept the elected Democrats not lifting a finger to move the agenda forward.

      Elected Democrats vote about the same as the Republicans. Democratic voters need to call out and remove these “fake” Democrats. Bush won his entire agenda without the Democrats’ current advantage. That tells us that the elected Democrats don’t represent the voting Democrats.

      It’s time we address this problems with more force than…”Excuse me, please, please great and kind Obama – could you please, please end DADT please, please. No? Well thank you for not hitting us with a Justice Dept. brief degrades our rights. Oh, you did that? Thank you for allowing us to pay more taxes for fewer rights. Will you at least attend the HRC fundraiser?”

      Are you with me? Or would you rather drool over Obama in his speedos? HRC is auctioning off the swimwear Nov. 3rd.

      Oct 4, 2010 at 10:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • adman
      adman

      @AdonisOfFire: That’s real talk. We gays are men, after all.

      Oct 4, 2010 at 11:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michael
      michael

      I know this is beside the point but he’s only 20, they should add another charge for underage drinking if in fact he was doing so.

      Oct 4, 2010 at 11:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pete
      Pete

      Leason to learn. Next time you beat a fag make sure you do things in a way so you dont get caught.

      PS – I bet the faggot was being abusive towards mr. Shannon…

      Oct 24, 2010 at 11:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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