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Old 28th May 2012, 12:45 PM   #1
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Prosecutor: fatal stabbing of Marine appears to be hate crime


The April 21 fatal stabbing of a Marine across the street from the Marine Barracks on Capitol Hill took place minutes after another Marine accused of the stabbing saw the victim hugging a gay male friend outside a straight bar, according to the prosecutor in the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Liebman told a D.C. Superior Court hearing on May 16 that the government considers the incident a hate crime. But a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s office said later that the government has not charged the case as a hate crime and that the case remains under investigation.

Liebman said defendant Pfc. Michael Poth, 20, shouted an anti-gay slur at Lance Cpl. Philip Bushong, 23, and Bushong’s gay friend, whom authorities have not identified.

Liebman told Judge Ronna L. Beck, who presided over a preliminary hearing, that the anti-gay slur came minutes before Poth and Bushong got into a verbal and physical altercation during which Poth allegedly plunged a pocket knife into Bushong’s upper chest, piercing his heart...

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Old 28th May 2012, 02:20 PM   #2
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Re: Prosecutor: fatal stabbing of Marine appears to be hate crime

I'd love to see what the religious crazies and the "this is the end of the world" Republicans will have to say about this. Sad, but not unexpected. Bigotry exists everywhere, whether or not regulations are in place.
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Re: Prosecutor: fatal stabbing of Marine appears to be hate crime

“going to stab somebody and cut their lungs out”

yeah this was just an innocent man, defending himself after he was assaulted for shouting anti gay slurs after being assaulted by the horrific image of 2 men embracing before his innocent eyes.

There is no case here, he is completely justified. I mean its completely normal that you would want to kill everyone involved in what even remotely appears to be a homosexual act.
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