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Shawn Woodward, Sentenced To 6 Years For Bar Gay Bashing That Left Man Unable To Feed Himself

If only Vancouver construction worker Shawn Woodward, 37, hadn’t punched Richard Dowrey because the 62-year-old is gay, he’d be serving much less than the six year prison term a judge just handed down. The March 2009 attack at a gay bar was without provocation and included a slew of anti-gay slurs, a judge ruled, and the lack of remorse proved Woodward was a perfect for for the country’s hate crime laws. Dowrey, who was celebrating his retirement, hit the concrete floor and was left with partial amnesia and brain injuries so severe he cannot feed or dress himself. Woodward’s attorneys had asked for just a two-year sentence, since the attack was just a way for him to prove how macho he was.

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13 Comments

  • tallskin2

    What a nasty, malevolent, f*cking little worm

  • ForeverGay

    You can count on the gay talkers to say religion or political ideology is behind this instead of heterosexual prejudices. Gay talkers like Dan Savage, Michelangelo Signorile etc are too cowardly to speak of REALITY because that would mean confronting heterosexuals on their prejudices. The two pillars of heterosexual supremacist thought are that heterosexuality is the only legimate sexuality and heterosexuality is the ideal sexuality. With those attitudes it is no wonder heterosexuals like Shawn Woodward would beat Richard Dowry so severely he no longer can function independently. Almost all anti-gay hate crimes involve a gay person who is older than the attackers.

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones

    What I don’t understand is why these anti-gay shits hang around gay bars. Seriously. You don’t like gay men, so you go drinking at a gay bar? I really don’t understand that mentality. You don’t see me hanging around straight bars.

  • edgyguy1426

    @ForeverGay: but aren’t these ‘hetero’ predjudices almost always religious-based at their roots?

  • Theo

    6 years is not enough, given the victim is no longer able to feed and dress by himself for the rest of his life.

  • Sug Night

    If they would actually follow the Bible and do “an eye for an eye” and make this guy where he couldn’t feed or dress himself, well, my guess is this kind of gay bashing would stop over night!

  • scott ny'er

    @Theo: @Sug Night: Agreed!

  • Teluride

    Personally I think religion is secondary to hetero machismo in gay bashings. Religion may be the icing but hetero higherarchy is the cake. And these guys more than not, can’t stand the fact that deep down, they want to suck cock like bad, and just can’t deal with being that far off out of the norm, which is a lie. If breeders didn’t breed sexual contempt, there wouldn’t be any.

    If bisexuals would come out like gays, it would be a whole new world. Ces le vie.

  • Oh boy

    @Teluride: I totally agree with you Telluride. People go on about religion and while it may be a huge factor – hetero machismo totally comes first.

    They get a thrill out of being whatthey think is a big ol’ bad ass and thats how they get their charge.

    Hope this asshole has fun in prison!

  • matthew

    i hope he gets gang raped daily in jail

  • JoeyO'H

    I was thinking the same thing… I hope he becomes someone’s, bigger than him, bitch in prison where he is raped every single day.

  • ewe

    Six years is not enough time to serve. This is another outrage. Sentences should reflect the consequences that the victim is left to live with. People are incarcerated with more time for selling drugs.

  • prohomo

    Disgusting damaged heterosexual freak. These haterosexuals think they’re normal.Pathetic. And why wasn’t anyone there to stop him from further punching the victim??! WTF is wrong with you people? Where’s your anger at injustice? You just let people be beaten? Where’s the gay rage?

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