“Is gay bashing on the rise?”
“The youth is the thirteenth person to be arrested”
These Police seem to look after their own, don’t they.
Cleggy, what a silly comment! There were upto 20 youths involved in the attack, of course there are going to be numerous arrests. What would have the police do?
Sorry, that should read What would you have the police do? Silly me.
Let’s hope the police arrest every single one of them, the sad thing is that there’ll be another 20 thugs out there looking for the opportunity to attack another innocent person minding their own business.
It would be most interesting should the youths get hours of community service with some of the many gay rugby clubs in the UK!
I’ve got a kid of my own; I wonder what it must be like to have the child you raised arrested for a crime like this: beating up someone just because that person might be gay.
Legalize pepper spray.
Too bad I can’t fly over to England and when they release those a-sholes from jail to grab em and hang em to the nearest tree limp. If that were to happen over here the cops would get everyone of those pricks and get em the once over because cops protect their own.In most states attacking and injuring a policeman carries long prison sentences regardless rather you’ve gay or not, and everyone of those scumbags would be tried as adults over here. And should they ever get out the cops would be waiting for them when they go off duty to work em over good. But it seems Jolly Old England protects their criminals.
“rule of law” honey: tempting though it is to beat ten bells out of these thugs, we try to dicourage vigilantes. Unfortunately we do tend to “understand” a little too much.
@ comment 1: I read that BBC article too, found it very interesting. I also read all the comments posted under the article, some excellent points raised by some of the posters.
Read the BBC article – under comments someone has the temerity to suggest that if it wasn’t for Gay pride sending out a signal that gays get preferential treatment this wouldn’t happen.
I’d like to point out to Helen that when she next gets beaten up by total strangers in the street or denied the right to marry for being straight or see her straight kids bullied in school playgrounds for being straight she can lobby for her proposed “Straight pride” or her own straight district in the city of her choice.
However, in the meantime she should thank her lucky stars she doesn’t have to contend with that kind of discrimination on a daily basis and put a sock in it.
Good for the 1,500 who did the vigil and NO, please don’t be critical about the police; reaction there are good and bad in every orgnaisation and a lot of police officers are trying their best to support Gay People!
‘Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society’s understanding’: Batman Begins
We need to warn that religion change their way by using children to attack gay communities around the world.