Part of my daily blog circle, Queerty.com gave me a serious case of small world when one of their stories was actually detailing a crime that happened to a friend from my hometown, who goes to university in Hamilton, Ontario. It appears he wasn’t the only victim of gay-bashing that night, with Hamilton police seeking out three bastards who will hopefully get caught and feel the effect of all the hate crime legislation Canada can has to offer.
Hamilton police are looking for three suspects following two street assaults officers say were motivated by hate.
Both attacks occurred Saturday evening. In the first, a 23-year-old man out walking with three female friends was attacked by three men who were shouting anti-gay slurs.
The victim was punched and kicked in the head and upper body area but his injuries were not life-threatening.
Police say a second man was assaulted under similar circumstances within an hour by the same suspects.
Two suspects are white males and the third has a darker complexion.
This kind of thing goes on a lot more than one living in liberal metropolitan meccas might expect, and I’d imagine a lot of it goes unreported (or uninvestigated). And its stuff like this that makes last week’s US decision against hate crime legislation all the more perplexing.