A Syracuse man has pleaded guilty to two hate crime charges stemming from an assault on a gay couple he committed at the New York State Fair last summer.
28-year-old Nicholas Ferlenda pleaded guilty to assault and criminal mischief after an encounter at a Breaking Benjamin concert at the fair. Ferlendia spotted two men leaving the concert together with one placing his arm around the other as they exited. That prompted Ferlenda to violence. He attacked the couple, punching one in the face and screaming homophobic explicatives, according to The New York Post. He then chased the couple to their car, where he bashed in the driver’s side window of the vehicle. The full assault lasted around 30 minutes. When police arrived on the scene, they found Ferlenda screaming and covered in blood.
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“This is one of the vilest things we’ve seen,” prosecutor Anthony Mangovski said after the hearing. “The amount of hate that man exhibited was absurd.”
Mangovski had asked the court to sentence Ferlenda to a three-year prison stint. Instead, the court offered Ferlenda a pela deal. He will now spend six months in jail, as well as receive five years of probation and undergo sensitivity training.
These lesser charges are an insult to the gay couple. This sounds like assault with an intent to kill. 30 minutes. Are you F**ng kidding me?
We are men. We need to start taking self defense classes to F these people up. This just makes me flaming mad. I’m not a fighter, but honeeeeey….. I’d a been kicking, punching and screaming defending myself. It would be crazy on crazy. F dat. I am so sick of them attacking us unprovoked.
PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
As someone who proudly provided a faag basher who chose to definitely bash the wrong faag a mouthful of bloody Chiclets I 100% agree….
Aires the Ram
And “Gay, Inc.” insists that to be accepted into the ‘so-called’ “Gay community”, you must vote for candidates who wish to destroy the Constitution of the United States of America and eliminate our 2nd Amendment right to self-defense. Real smart, huh?
SMELLS LIKE CLOSET CASE TO ME
What the fck is “sensitivity training”??? This mofo attacked this couple unprovoked, and assaulted them for 30 minutes! People got longer sentences for much much less.
Also how can this attack last 30 minutes without anyone noticing?? Were there 3 people at this fair?
Aires the Ram
Sensitivity training is horses*&i&t, that’s what it is.
Grrrrr! Spellcheck, Queerty. Please.
Yea. I’m a grammar nazi today.
It is an old and repeating pattern we read about regularly..
The angriest homophobes are the ones who they themselves are struggling with their own same sex feelings, but were raise in a intolerant religious home. Over time the homophobes stew bitterly and get madder and madder because they can’t come out of the closet, because they think it is unacceptable , but get more and more upset because others are out and are very happy about it …
he is way deeep in the closet. pos.
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