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Hate Crime: 19-Year Old Kicked, Beaten To Death As Anti-Gay Slurs Hurled

by David Badash on August 22, 2011
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A 19-​year old teen, Marcellus Andrews, was kicked and beaten to death early Friday morning in Waterloo, Iowa, as anti-​gay slurs were hurled by as yet unknown assailants. The teen was taken off life support Saturday after spending the night in the hospital. Andrews had been waiting at a friend’s house when a group drove up in a truck and hurled anti-​gay slurs at the teen. No one knows why the mob attacked Andrews, but it is apparent they new him as they knew his name.
Via the WCF Courier:
Officers and paramedics said they found Andrews unconscious with severe head injuries in the early morning hours Friday.
Andrews, who was slated to start studying interior design at Hawkeye Community College, spent part of Thursday practicing with members of the Crusaders, a drill team sponsored by Union Missionary Baptist Church. He led the step team for the group, which was days away from competing in March Against Darkness.
[A witness] said the problems started at about 12:45 a.m. Friday when she and Tudia Simpson, her cousin, went for a walk down the street. Andrews opted to stay behind, waiting on the enclosed porch, she said.
The two women hadn’t made it as far as Adams Street a block away when they heard yelling back at the house. They ran back and found a truck stopped in the street, and the occupants were taunting Andrews, calling him “faggot” and “Mercedes,” a feminization of his first name, Simpson said.”
I tried to help him up, and then this boy ran back and kicked him in his face,” Nakita Wright said.
After the brawl ended, she tried helping Andrews to his feet. He appeared dazed. She grabbed one arm and coaxed him as she lifted. He pushed up with his other arm, but then gave up.
Nakita Wright dialed 911.”
A Facebook page has been set up in his memory.
(Hat tip: Towleroad)

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Now let's see - who went running around Iowa recently, fanning the flames of anti-gay hatred? Could it have been NOM's Maggie Gallagher and Brian Brown, along with Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Santorum? Did this hate crime victim not die in Michele Bachmann's hometown?


jimm said...

Sad. Gang mentality takes over these young men. And it all looks like a set-up, lying in wait. And who goes for a walk at 12:45am?

We'll have to see what the police chose to do. There is no way they won't know who did this. Unless an entire community keeps silent.

Coop said...

Will Michelle Bachman condemn this as an act of violence and then shut her mouth about it? That would be appropriate. AND classy. Oh dearie me.
I bet she will start talking about anti-bullying laws being too strict or worse... something like "social conformity".


It seems to never stop, The Hatred.
He had such a beautiful Smile,
that melts anyone. He never hurt
anyone!!! May he Rest in the Arms
of the Lord. Just like leaving him
to die on a fence. It seems like
hatred started since the devil took over the earth, a long time ago. He more than put the seeds of Hate into Mankind and they have
been nourished on it for centuries.!!! Amen

Coop said...

This is just sick. Why? Because he was studying interior design?
There is no explanation.
Any man who doesn't act a certain way is a fag I guess.
I can't make sense of it.

JustinO'Shea said...

Of course you can't make sense of this, babes. . .there is NO sense at all about this. . . I was struck by the comment with the article asking WHO had been stomping the area in recent days. . .with their twisted hidden hate. . .the known alliance with that hate group Focus on the Family. . . .too much to be just coincidence. . .

Gary Kelly said...

How come I never read about gangs of gays beating up on straights?

Coop said...

NOM?? I know they spread buffalo chips around. There's a big difference between being anti- same sex marriage and killing a person.