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Slain MS Politician Marco McMillian May Have Fallen Victim To Gay-Panic Killer

marco_mcmillianThe National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) is claiming the prime suspect in the murder of Mississippi mayoral candidate Marco McMillian, may have killed him because of “gay panic.”

Lawrence Reed was arrested for the homicide, and it is being reported that the two men may have had an intimate relationship during the approximately two weeks that they knew one another.

It is also being reported that Reed, who identifies as straight, may have “snapped” as a result of sexual advances on the part of McMillian.

Police have ruled out a hate crime in this case so far, something that some of McMillian’s friends and family members want reconsidered due to the brutal nature of the homicide. According to his family, McMillian had been beaten and burned.

“Marco’s death is a tragedy.  He was a champion for justice and now he needs justice,” said friend and former campaign manager Dr. Ravi K. Perry. “To date, it appears his accused will not be charged with a hate crime. We need to ensure Marco’s life and legacy is given the same attention he gave so many others’ lives.”

Prior to his death, McMillian was concerned for his safety. His family is calling for a full investigation into his murder.

Sharon Lettman-Hicks, Executive Director and CEO at the National Black Justice Coaltiion said her group was “working closely with the family and will be reaching out to the Department of Justice for a proper investigation that does not prematurely rule out McMillian’s death as a racially-motivated or anti-gay hate crime.” 

McMillian was initially reported missing after Lawrence Reed, 22, crashed his SUV last Tuesday. Reed was airlifted to Memphis where he was treated for his injuries and later charged with McMillian’s murder.

McMillian announced his candidacy for mayor of Clarksdale, Mississippi, last month and was believed to be one of the first openly gay candidates to run for office in the state.


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    • murphy0071

      The so-called “gay panic defense” is an excuse for behavior and not a reason. Heterosexuals do not have “gay panic.” It is the exclusive for young men who are homosexual and hate themselves and over-react. Any heterosexual who uses the gay panic defense is a liar–or, at least his attorney is a liar. In the South, it will fly for those who love to kill Gays and that is mostg evangelicals in the South.

      Mar 5, 2013 at 4:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MuscleModelBlog.com

      “Gay panic defense?” That is the most idiotic thing I have ever heard. So I guess (from reading the article) that Reed and McMillian had had a clandestine homosexual encounter…and that Reed then feared of being outed for some reason?? It’s sad that homophobia would drive someone to murder…

      Mar 5, 2013 at 4:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LadyL

      “Gay panic?” Are you freaking kidding me?? Are people still reaching for that one? Infuriating. You can bet that attorney is going to do everything possible to fill that jury pool with ignorant bible-thumping homophobes who will look with sympathy upon a “straight” defendant claiming “gay panic” as his defense. I cannot believe this bullshit excuse is still tolerated!

      Mar 5, 2013 at 6:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LadyL

      @murphy0071: @MuscleModelBlog.com: Yes! And yes!

      Mar 5, 2013 at 6:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dionte

      Can we have straight panic? I think I get it all the time when they look at me funny and start to walk towards me.

      Mar 6, 2013 at 8:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WayDifferent

      Homophophia in the black culture hence the “DL” problems and epidemic HIV infection rates among black straight females even in “liberal” Northern places like Chicago. At least this guy had some ba**z. Shouldn’t let his death be in vain though, they’ve made strides in admitting that, yes, some of their own actually have mental illnesses.

      Mar 6, 2013 at 10:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • abnerbha

      @murphy0071: @Dionte: @murphy0071:

      Do you believe that or do you say that knowing it’s false hoping that if you repeat a lie many times unchallenged, that people believe the lie. There are many cases where women have committed assault & battery or killed men & then said in their trial that the man was abusing them when it was opposite.

      Jodi Ann Arias stalked her boyfriend and 1 day she murdered him by stabbing him to death and cutting his throat. During the murder trial, Jodi Ann Arias said that her boyfriend abused her when she abused her boyfriend. Travis Victor Alexander did nothing wrong other than be involved with Jodi Ann Arias a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder and in the end that got him murdered & during the murder trial, he is accused of abusing her when it’s other way round. & long before Jodi Ann Arias met Travis V. Alexander, she had a violent history going back years such as Jodi Ann Arias kicking a dog when she was a teenager, Jodi Ann Arias abusing her cat (which prosecutor Juan M. Martinez was not allowed to raise) and Jodi Ann Arias was not credible during the murder trial.

      & there were defense witnesses such as Alyce L. LaViolette, L.C. Miccio-Fonseca, Richard M. Samuels and Robert A. Geffner who said what they knew is false for money. They didn’t care what the facts were, they just saw a chance to make $ by testifying by making the victim look like the abuser when it’s other way round.
      Alyce Louise LaViolette did not care that Jodi Ann Arias was stalking Travis V. Alexander, among other things. Travis Victor Alexander reported Jodi Ann Arias stalking him and slashing his tires.

      But it’s possible Jodi Ann Arias committed assault & battery on Travis V. Alexander or even threatened him with a knife only Travis V. Alexander didn’t report this. Men are more likely to tolerate women stalking them and Travis V. Alexander figured that because he was a risk taker and bigger than Jodi Ann Arias, he could handle Jodi Ann Arias abusing him. Don’t be surprised if Jodi Ann Arias had even tried to stab Travis V. Alexander before only that he had stopped it, except this time, she murdered him.

      Aug 10, 2016 at 7:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • abnerbha

      @LadyL: Posters must be honest & say that they think if a gay or some cases lesbian commits a crime such as indecent exposure, stalking, etc. that you don’t think a man should have a right to defend himself against this crime. Though you know this & posters talk with forked tongue, here are some things you know but omit, as these cases are unpredictable.

      -If a gay grabs a man’s butt, groin, etc. against will, the homosexual is committing assault & battery. If a homosexual man is trying to commit a more serious crime such as pedophilia, the first things a gay does is that assault & battery. It’s same way that if a man is going to rape a woman, the 1st things he does are grab a woman’s boobs, butt, etc. against will.

      -If the gay (some cases lesbian) is high on drugs such as cocaine & or meth while committing indecent exposure, stalking, etc., then the homosexual can commit a more violent crime incl. murder in a drug rage after committing indecent exposure. Stalking, indecent exposure, etc. may not be the only crime which the homosexual intends esp. if he is high on drugs.

      Think you know that when gays & lesbians commit sex abuse, the first thing they do is commit indecent exposure, grab a person’s genitals against will before doing something more violent. You’re offended by a man defending himself if a homosexual commits indecent exposure, etc. I think that you hate straight men esp. straight White men.

      Proposing (straight or gay) in your house, singles bar or @ a private party is in most cases legal. The right thing to do is say no and leave. If a man is a guest in a gay man’s house and the gay man proposes, the right thing to do is say no and leave because it is the gay man’s house and the gay man did not commit a crime when he did the proposal so the right thing to do is leave the house. However, repeatedly proposing after some1 has said no is criminal harassment.

      If gay man repeatedly proposes such as follow the man around after no has been said, then the homosexual is committing criminal stalking and the man has a right to end this abuse. If a homosexual is going to commit indecent exposure, then it’s a crime and there is no need for a man to say no to a crime the homosexual had no right to do.

      Assault and battery or murder cases including gay bashing cases, unless there is a plea bargain (which happens in most criminal cases) juries decide after hearing both prosecutor and defense lawyer. Juries decide what is reasonable & excess because each case is different and must be judged individually. As known with murder cases, there is Murder 1, Murder 2 and Manslaughter which is a jury topic. If a defense lawyer in a gay bashing case wants to raise a crime the gay did such as harassment, indecent exposure, etc. before man reacted violently, then that must be regarded in deciding verdict. Prosecutors can argue why they think it was excess force and defense lawyer can argue why it was justified force. Jury decides if it’s justified or excess force. A jury can acquit or if they convict, they can convict a person on lesser charge.

      A rebuttal people make is that gay bashers will sometimes say things to justify their deeds such as saying the homosexual committed indecent exposure, harassment, stalking and so on and that it’s the gay basher’s side of story. Yes-but just as gay basher’s have interest to justify their deeds, gay bashing victims have interest to make themselves look like innocent victims. We don’t always know the other side of story and that is usually different from what homosexual says happened. Again if it’s true homosexual committed indecent exposure, harassment, stalking, etc. before men reacted violently, then the fact the homosexual committed a crime before he was bashed must be decided by jury in deciding if gay basher(s) used reasonable or excess force. I would rather have a case where a jury decides if a man’s reaction to bashing or killing a homosexual is justified or excess vs. the man doesn’t do enough and the gay does something worse. Most men and boys who are victims of gays usu. won’t call cops to report that a gay is committing indecent exposure, harassment or in worst cases molestation until some1 reacts violently and bashes the gay.

      Aug 10, 2016 at 7:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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