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Friday, August 22, 2008

Possible Hate Crime in Johnson City

UPDATE: Here is a video interview with one of the assault victims.

This is in today's Johnson City Press:

Two Johnson City men assaulted outside a local gay bar early Wednesday morning are characterizing the incident as a hate crime and say they are stepping forward to try and stop what they see as a worsening climate toward homosexuals.

Matt Widner and Johnathan Smith also say they want to be sure the police pursue the case against their two assailants vigorously, and that with a license tag number, vehicle description and physical descriptions that shouldn't be too hard.

“Until they're caught, it's not going to be left alone,” Smith said Thursday. (Read More)

Report a hate crime
at Tennessee Equality Project.

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