The story below is what really happens my straight friends when a hate crime occurs, the straight police officers blame the child because she was brave enough to come out. They make threatening comments like “if you kept it to yourself this wouldn’t happen” or “ if you lat charges im on his side”.
A 17 year old beaten till she has broken bones by a foot ball player on school property, and all he gets is 5 day suspension? A lawyer friend of mine said there is a simple test of is it a crime, if it happened on the street between strangers would there be an arrest? If the answer is yes PROSECUTE.
Reposted – from my friend Michelle A.
Yesterday, my 17 year old niece, who attends Lancaster High School, was beaten by a football player, named Kyle, on school grounds, for being gay. After receiving over a dozen blows to her jaw, eye and head, all he received was a 5 day suspension by the Lancaster School District. She suffered from a fractured jaw and multiple concussions to the head and the Deputy Sheriff advised her mother to re-think her wanting to file charges against the football player because her daughter pushed him back. The school ended up documenting “assault” charges on my nieces file, NOT the football players! To make things worse, the Deputy Sheriff on site warned my niece, by saying,”Just so you know, if you file charges against him, I’m taking his side.” Oh, and the icing on the cake was when the football player came up to my niece after school and said, “Sorry, but you had it coming!” We’re attempting to raise awareness and bring this story to light because Lancaster High School is trying to sweep this “Hate Crime” under the rug! Like if you care and please forward to everyone you know.