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Beating Someone w/Their Own Fake Leg = Hate Crime

Postby JTWood » Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:10 pm

...if you do it simply because that person is disabled.

KSDK.com wrote:Teens Charged With Hate Crime For Beating Teen With His Prosthetic Leg

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- A southeast Missouri teenager is recovering after being attacked with his own prosthetic leg.

Michael Williams of Cape Girardeau was attacked around 1 a.m. Sunday in an apartment complex parking lot. Police say two other teens in a car pulled alongside Williams, an 18-year-old who is missing half his right arm and wears a prosthetic leg due to a birth defect.

One of the teens grabbed Williams' prosthetic leg and hit him with it.

Because the attack was apparently motivated by Williams' disability, police characterize it as a hate crime.

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Seventeen-year-old Alexander Harris faces felony assault charges. The other teen, a 16-year-old boy, faces juvenile charges.

Williams had lip, jaw and neck injuries but no broken bones.
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Postby Fireball Express » Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:20 pm

That's pretty low, man.
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Postby Half Massed » Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:26 pm

There had to be a reason other than just because he's disabled. Maybe there was some prior history. If there wasn't, then that's just sad.
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Postby Madison » Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:33 pm

Nail him to the wall :-t . I also think the 16 year old should be tried as an adult as well, if in fact they beat him up simply because he's disabled. Pathetic. :-t
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Postby RynMan » Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:17 am

What percentage of the people in this world are geniunely low-life's?

Take a stab....what do you think?

People like these two morons? People that ruin everything for everyone who wants to live normal, safe, happy lives.

What percentage of people in the western world?

One in every 1,000 ? (0.001%)
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:59 am

i wonder how they determined it was motivated by the guys disability :-? i just dont see someone yelling "hey one-legger...how do you like that?"

either way, these kids should be tried for assult and tossed away
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Postby The Big Stick » Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:41 am

I am not at all saying what this guy did is right, but one of my friends who is black got hit in the head with a beer bottle because he was at an all Irish bar. All his attacker got was simple asult and 6 months in jail.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:55 am

I hate classifying things as hate crimes. I think crimes are crimes are crimes.

But somehow this seems a bit different. Two guys vs. one . The one guy has half an arm and a prostetic leg?

Thats low man. They should ship those two to some desert island
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:07 am

acsguitar wrote:I hate classifying things as hate crimes. I think crimes are crimes are crimes.


I agree.

These kids are pathetic. It's so damn childish. I get more and more ashamed of mankind in general. Not just because of this stupid incident, but you rarely hear any Good Samaritan stories anymore. If a disabled person was being assaulted, how could any good man ignore it?
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:15 am

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
acsguitar wrote:I hate classifying things as hate crimes. I think crimes are crimes are crimes.


I agree.

These kids are pathetic. It's so damn childish. I get more and more ashamed of mankind in general. Not just because of this stupid incident, but you rarely hear any Good Samaritan stories anymore. If a disabled person was being assaulted, how could any good man ignore it?


Yea I watch the news around denver and you'd think they'd have tons of stories about animals and mountains and people. But no they only have stories about death, rape, destruction, disease.

As a media communications major I'm disgusted by the media. Its such a corporate entitiy with its "If it bleeds it leads" mentalitiy. Its really annoying. I don't wanna hear these stories does anyone realize that maybee showing murder and death all day desensitizes people to it and then things like this beathing happen.

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