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Why Do the Police Have No Record of Anti-Gay Motivation in Morehouse College Carjacking?

Because maybe there was none? “The four young men carjacked and kidnapped near the Morehouse College campus [in Atlanta] last month are all gay, according to one of the victims, who alleges the suspects used anti-gay slurs against them in the attack. However, there was no mention of anti-gay slurs in the police report for the April 25 incident, said Sgt. Curtis Davenport, public affairs officer for the Atlanta Police Department. ‘APD is not aware of any anti-gay slurs used in the commission of this crime. There were no reports of this made to us,’ Davenport said. Three suspects have been arrested. Jevontay Fleetwood, 17, and Darius Hill, 19, are charged with armed robbery, carjacking and kidnapping and are being held in the Fulton County Jail without bond, said Davenport. A juvenile was also arrested. One of the victims, who asked to not be identified, said he knew they were not targeted because they were gay. But the memory of being attacked still has him nervous. ‘They used the word ‘faggot’ a lot, and said we were going to burn in hell, called us names,’ said the 20-year-old man who attends American InterContinental University in Dunwoody. His three friends attend Morehouse College.” [GA Voice]