Sunday, March 18, 2007

Homophobic Murderers

William Brown and Joseph Bearden murdered Ryan Keith Skipper by stabbing him "about 20 times":
They are also charged with the armed robbery of Skipper's car and computer. If convicted of murder, the two men would be eligible for the death penalty under Florida law.
The body of the 25-year-old Winter Haven man was found on a rural road in Wahneta early Wednesday morning, said Polk County Sheriff's spokeswoman Donna Wood. He had
been stabbed about 20 times, she said.
A witness came forward and said Skipper was killed because he made an advance toward Brown, Wood said.
(another article is here)

The right wing talking heads keep saying there is no need for hate crimes legislation and that "faggot" isn't really a slur. Keep putting bull's eyes on the backs of LGBT people and you get results like the murder above and other atrocities (1, 2, 3, 4).