Teen Beaten to death called "Faggot" during his death beating, not a hate crime!?
  • Petitioned Waterloo, Iowa police department, Waterloo, Iowa prosecutor's office

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Waterloo, Iowa police department, Waterloo, Iowa prosecutor's office

Teen Beaten to death called "Faggot" during his death beating, not a hate crime!?

    1. Nicole Flynn
    2. Petition by

      Nicole Flynn

      Pendleton, IN

http://unicornbooty.com/2011/08/police-decide-gay-teen-beaten-to-death-called-faggot-not-a-hate-crime/
and
http://unicornbooty.com/2011/08/teen-gay-bashed-to-death-in-michele-bachmanns-hometown-of-waterloo/

This isn't right a 19 year old is dead, witnesses heard him being taunted and called a "faggot" while he was being beaten which lead to his death. There have not even been any arrests in this boy's death even though Lt. Michael McNamee, Waterloo police spokesman said,

“We’ve done multiple interviews and we have heard those allegations, but this was not because of his persuasion or the perception of his persuasion,” McNamee said. “These were all people who knew each other, and there was some bad blood between the two parties involved.”
Here is the local paper's article:
http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/update-waterloo-teen-dies-from-beating-injuries/article_60b484ee-cc19-11e0-8d5d-001cc4c002e0.html

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Local authorities may prosecute murder as a hate crime

      Joe Mirabella
      Petition Organizer

      According to an interview with Seattle Gay News, Waterloo, Iowa authorities may prosecute this murder under Iowa's hate crimes law. The FBI has also offered assistance.

    3. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Sean Rone CHATTANOOGA, UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS
      • over 2 years ago

      This is outrageous. This story, Burke Burnett's story, and Stuart Walker's story is why I started my petition. We need to CHANGE the laws because they do not protect LGBTq Communities from Hate Crime and Murder.

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    • Rosemarie Parsons CHARLESTON, SC
      • almost 3 years ago

      We have to stop hatred, racism & bigotry on all levels to be successful & productive as a society & Nation!

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    • Max Waller PACOIMA, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Rewrite the laws to streamline murders as hate crimes to reduce duplicates and ensure justice especially the accused to fulfill what is right.

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    • debra rose nickols LINDEN, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      am heartbroken and sad about this atrocity... hate and violence sometimes feels like the norm in our society...we must not ignore such tragedy but hold those involved accountable..

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    • Kathleen Wills WASHINGTON, DC
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because I believe in justice, and I believe hate crimes should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Otherwise none of us is safe from bigotry, racism, homophobia.

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