Politician asks judge to ‘go easy’ on anti-gay attackers

Remember Brandon White, the effeminate, skinny jeans-wearing Atlanta man who was assaulted by a gang of thugs on Feb. 4? The 3 gang members who brutally beat White, and videotaped their actions, were slapped with 5-year prison sentences on Friday. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jackson Bedford also sentenced the thugs to 5 years probation each.

According to the AJC, a fourth suspect, Javaris Bradford, 24, who allegedly videotaped the beating, is still on the lam.

The crime made headlines worldwide because of the media attention on anti-gay bullying. (White, 20, is an out and proud gay man.)

But in a strange twist, several local gay activists wrote a letter to the judge asking for leniency for the 3 men.

Project Q Atlanta published the letter which was signed by local politician, state Rep. Simone Bell, who is an out and proud lesbian. Ms. Bell asked the judge to release the convicted men on probation — so two of them could finish high school.

An excerpt from the letter reads:

“Our primary interest is seeing an end to the homophobia that seems to have been a dominant factor in the attack on Mr. White. We do not believe that this will be accomplished by a long sentence of imprisonment….

We believe that the time each of these young men has already spent behind bars has been a significant loss of freedom. We ask that any additional term of imprisonment you impose be probated…”

On the face of it, the letter seems to be a puzzling request coming from the same gay rights organization rallied for justice and called for the arrests of the men who violated White’s civil rights.

Bell also asked requested that the men be allowed to complete their high school educations or their G.E.Ds., so that they might “move their lives in a positive direction that can ultimately serve their community.”


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    • http://www.twitter.com/cocoabana Cocoabana

      Sh*t, they got more time than a murderer would receive.

    • Bad Influence

      :no:

    • kingstonn

      cocoa! :hug:

      but just 5 years? hm. okay.

    • Redeemed777

      When will homosexuals realize and understand that the evil they face is judgement from God?

      God uses one evil to destroy another evil, and at the end of it all, if the first evil ( provided the person is an Israelite ) does not repent, then he/she will destroyed too!

    • http://www.twitter.com/cocoabana Cocoabana

      hey Kingstonn! I am honestly shocked by the amount of time they received.

    • Redeemed777

      If this dude does not repent, he will still end up dead one of these days.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

      I’m going to really try to cut down my blog cursing. I will just say that these young men probably ain’t thinking about finishing high school nor moving in a positive direction in their lives. And who is this group/woman to think their feelings should carry more weight than the victim’s? Will she/they adopt/mentor these young men so that they can be steered in the right direction? You know, away from jumping someone for any reason let alone solely because someone is gay?

    • Anna

      They can finish high school in jail.

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      :(

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

      What Bird said!!!

    • Phrozen1der

      But I thought it came out later that he had lied,and was taunting them?? Is that the truth??

    • candibfly

      they have facebook pages in jail, why can’t they attend everest online in jail? :shrugs:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      :rollseyes: maybe i shall come back later. i’m not feeling the anti-gay bashing in the name of the lawdt this moanin :nono:

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

      They should have went “easy” the day they decided to attack someone

    • Anna

      Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:) says:

      ~~~~~~~
      :wave: I have a bargaining tool for my Grand. Yesterday she said “Gannie, I want some Whip”. I told her she had to take a bubble bath first. :lol:

    • Phrozen1der

      “When will homosexuals realize and understand that the evil they face is judgement from God?” <——Sooooooooo only the gays need to realize this?? What about Adulterers,Bigots,Pedophiles,Judgemental people etc?? :no:

    • Rolo

      I think they deserved the time they got. Even if the boy was taunting them he didn’t deserve to be beat like that. Have fun in prison.

    • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

      :no: THIS POST HERE IS NOT A HAPPY POST LATERZ :kona:

    • free

      they can finish high school in jail or when they get out. i doubt that’s their first priority. i think the amount of time was appropriate because of the aggravating circumstances. so, if you attack a person because of their race or sexual affiliation, you will get some time added.

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

      Phrozen…

      I’m glad u have the energy bc REALLY…if that ain’t the pot

    • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

      If you take it easy on these clowns, then they should take it easy on George Zimmerman – not!

      I STILL say there is more to this story. I suspect these dudes were more than casual acquaintances with this queen, and I suspect he started gum flappin and they beat him into silence.

      I also believe they would rather get convicted of a hate crime than to admit to gettin a late night hit from a dude.

      Good luck going to jail hating the gays because your uniform blouse will be tied in a knot and you will be braiding hair and ironing grilled cheese sandwiches real soon.

    • Phrozen1der

      @Therapist That comment was just dumb as hell,I couldn’t resist…. SMH..

    • Redeemed777

      @Phrozen1der

      Dem too!

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      Phrozen1der says:

      “When will homosexuals realize and understand that the evil they face is judgement from God?” <——Sooooooooo only the gays need to realize this?? What about Adulterers,Bigots,Pedophiles,Judgemental people etc??
      :coffee: that's all i'm saying PhroBro

      Anna :lol: that is too funny girl! not the bargaining tool!?!? :lol:
      #hilare

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      I am sorry but that photo is just :no:

    • candibfly

      how old are the other dudes? if they’re over 18 and don’t have a diploma they weren’t thinking about school or graduating to begin with. don’t use the excuse now. :no:

    • Phrozen1der

      @Carrington I’m inclined to agree with you bruh.. :yes:

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

      Carrington….lol how u know dude a queen tho?

    • Mojo

      @candibfly I agree…They should have thought abt that ish before they attacked!!

    • Phrozen1der

      @Redeemed Well then you need to edit your post to include them all #PleaseandThanks One sin is not greater than the other…

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

      Bible Study!

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Phrozen1der says:

      But I thought it came out later that he had lied,and was taunting them?? Is that the truth??
      ____________

      I heard he the gay guy threatened to expose one of the guys being on the DL :thinking:

    • Redeemed777

      @@Phrozen1der

      Remember one evil to take out the other evil.

      He can use an adulterer to kill a homosexual, and then use a white man to kill the adulterer, and then He kills the white man.

      You gotta understand the ways of the Lord, because if not your emotions & leaning on your own understanding will have you messed up in the brain.

    • candibfly

      *flips thru Sunday’s notes on sinning and forgiveness*

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

      Da hell u in here teaching Redeem? See the good Lord also teaches us about false prophets

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Redeemed777 says:

      @@Phrozen1der

      Remember one evil to take out the other evil.

      He can use an adulterer to kill a homosexual, and then use a white man to kill the adulterer, and then He kills the white man.

      You gotta understand the ways of the Lord, because if not your emotions & leaning on your own understanding will have you messed up in the brain.
      _____________________

      :tea: :no:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      *peeks over top of glasses at candi’s notes*

    • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

      Really @ Redeemed?

      It’s interesting that people will go to great lengths to point to the evils of The Gays, but oftentimes, they’re the main ones with three out of wedlock kids with two baby daddies, who lie, steal from work, take their homegirls to pick up some money from the married man she’s cheating with, and on and on, but for some reason.,. How bout them gays, huh? SMH

      I don’t give a flyin fukk WHO u boinking, if I ain’t in that number, it doesn’t affect me. I’ve got too many issues of my own to reconcile at my dying hour than to be self righteous as fukk and pretend like my sun is better than yours.

    • Phrozen1der

      @Jenie That’s what I heard as well… :yes:

      @Redeemed So let me get this right,you saying GOD be killing people?? Lean not on your own understanding might be true but from what I was taught GOD does NOT harm his children but he will “allow” certain things to come to pass if you don’t heed his words…. :nono:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      candibfly says:

      *flips thru Sunday’s notes on sinning and forgiveness*
      _______________

      Right :hahaha:

    • Natasha38

      Good Morning Everyone :waves:

    • Redeemed777

      God will only forgive you, when you are truly repenting. If you keep doing the same thing over and over then this verse is for you:

      .
      .

      ” Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.”

      JOHN 9:31

    • Phrozen1der

      @Therapist Thank GOD for knowing him for MYSELF and not being a fool… :coffee:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      in other news my daughter is leaving me today to join her husband :crying:

      she will be over 1200 miles away. i’m so bummed out :crying:

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

      Frozen u quoting that good ole Psalms

    • Bella’s Master

      :typing: *goes to look up “effeminate” before proceeding to read post*

    • Natasha38

      @Redeemed So let me get this right,you saying GOD be killing people?? Lean not on your own understanding might be true but from what I was taught GOD does NOT harm his children but he will “allow” certain things to come to pass if you don’t heed his words….

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      :applause:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      I can not believe that Redeemed still get the fonts boiling in here :tea: You would think we would be use to the nonsense by now. But honestly @Redeemed sometimes u can be right on point but majority of the time, the crap gets to be :deadhorse:

    • NaijaGal

      :yawn: …still looking for Friday

    • Phrozen1der

      @Therapist ;)

      @Bella :hahaha: Logoff and don’t come back while you’re at it…

    • ItsIce

      Morning folks :popcorn:

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

      So does he hear the sinner when he repents?

      U know what…never mind I can’t with this stupidity

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:) says:

      in other news my daughter is leaving me today to join her husband :crying:

      she will be over 1200 miles away. i’m so bummed out :crying:
      _________________

      Awww Fay Fasy :hug:

    • Phrozen1der

      @Jenie :lol:

    • candibfly

      :hahaha: @ bella

      @fayla least she got a husband *wall slides* :crying:

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

      Right on point….I guess

    • marquez269

      Good Morning Everybody!

      :kona:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      :think: @Redeemed so when a person has plastic surgery like say..MJ..in heaven does he look like ole MJ or new MJ??

      :waiting:

    • Redeemed777

      And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.

      ISAIAH 1:15

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:) says:

      :think: @Redeemed so when a person has plastic surgery like say..MJ..in heaven does he look like ole MJ or new MJ??

      :waiting:
      ________________

      Whats this about MJ :karate:

    • Bella’s Master

      @Phro :biggrin:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      Jenie hole me! :hug:

      Candi :rofl: i’m sorry girl yo ass just made me holla! thanks!!!

    • candibfly

      i think MJ gon look like how he did on the Thriller album. He was fione then :yahoo:

    • Bella’s Master

      @Redeemed –

      If I get married, but still engage in threesomes with my husband, am I going to hell?

      #seriousquestion

    • Redeemed777

      Then shall they cry unto the LORD, but he will not hear them: he will even hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved themselves ill in their doings.

      MICAH 3:4

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :rolleyes: I hate when people try to throw scriptures at ya :no:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      :dead: @Bella’s Master

      Redeemed yeen see my question tho?? :cool:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      candi :danban: <—moonwalk

      i think MJ look like that too :yes:

    • Anna

      Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:) says:

      in other news my daughter is leaving me today to join her husband

      she will be over 1200 miles away. i’m so bummed out
      ~~~~~~~
      Sad.

    • Redeemed777

      @Bella’s Master

      The Bible didnt say ” the three shall become one flesh ”

    • Bella’s Master

      @Fayla You think she ignoring our very important questions :shrug:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      been crying all weekend. we found out friday night. it doesn’t seem real. no notice. i’m both sad AND pisst! :mad: :cuss: :crying:

    • Bella’s Master

      @Deemed

      Thanks babe…I needed that

    • KDub

      take their homegirls to pick up some money from the married man she’s cheating with
      ————————————–
      :kona: Cause I done rode shotgun AND done been the driver to take BFF to go colleck her money.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Redeemed reminds me of Whoopi in For Colored girls :thinking:

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

      Redeemed?

      Were you a virgin when u were married? If u married…

    • Phrozen1der

      @Jenie Don’t you,but don’t pay them back on time and they will curse you OWWWWWTTTTTT!!!!! :rofl:

      @Bella Foolishness!! :lol:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      :hahaha: Jenie that’s BEEN how i’ve picture her :rofl:

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

      Lol @Jenie….she does lol

    • KDub

      :danban: <<< MJ's Robot.

    • Phrozen1der

      “Redeemed reminds me of Whoopi in For Colored girls” <—– *Grabs keys and heads back home fugg this day* :lol:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      :rofl:

    • marquez269

      @Jenie
      Redeemed reminds me of Whoopi in For Colored girls

      Repent Repent Repent!!! :rofl:

    • Bella’s Master

      Redeemed reminds me of those Jehova Witnesses I use to throw eggs at as a young sinful brat

      Now I’m just a 30 yr old sinful brat

    • candibfly

      didn’t deem say sumn from modern times and we was all like :blink: she i knew u been watchin bet uncut :rofl:

    • pointhimout

      nope, eff that. send their dumb asses up the river. they won’t do schit with their lives, trust me. they beat this kid up for no reason other than he’s gay. …So they can get their diplomas or GED’s. :coffee:

    • Phrozen1der

      @Candi :rofl:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      I can just picture with oils and all that crap though :thinking:

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

      jeniefrumdabloc says:

      I can not believe that Redeemed still get the fonts boiling in here
      **************************

      Chile boo. I skip over her posts 90% of the time. Numero uno reason being she’s either sitting at work stealing The Man’s money by hanging on Sandra Rose just like everyone else when her sanctimonious behind supposed to be working or she’s home sitting on Sandra Rose when she should either be doing some dang housework or looking for a job. I truly give her words zero weight.

    • Redeemed777

      Remember that they mocked Noah too, till the day the doors of the Ark was closed & locked.
      .
      .
      .
      As I have stated in the past, it would behoove some of you ( if not all of you ) to jot down these verses and go read them for yourself plus some.

    • KDub

      Redeemed did you NOT see the Good Deacon this past Sat. night for yall “spesha session”?

      You are awfully…Biblical on this Monday. More than usual.

    • Bella’s Master

      ef·fem·i·nate
      [adj. ih-fem-uh-nit; v. ih-fem-uh-neyt]
      1.
      (of a man or boy) having traits, tastes, habits, etc., traditionally considered feminine, as softness or delicacy.

      Nice use of the word Senorita Rose. However, you didn’t provide enough context clues for me to figure it out on my own :(

    • NaijaGal

      Speaking of Michael Jackson anybody see the Black Dynamite cartoon last night?

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Redeemed777 says:

      Remember that they mocked Noah too, till the day the doors of the Ark was closed & locked.
      .
      .
      .
      As I have stated in the past, it would behoove some of you ( if not all of you ) to jot down these verses and go read them for yourself plus some.
      July 16, 2012 at 11:22 am
      _____________________
      :ha: :hahaha: just cause

    • KDub

      Remember that they mocked Noah too, till the day the doors of the Ark was closed & locked.
      —————————————-
      They also tawked about Jesus.

    • waterlily_76

      candibfly says:

      they have facebook pages in jail, why can’t they attend everest online in jail?
      ————-

      Say What? Is it really possible for themt to have facebook pages in jail? :blink:

    • candibfly

      i saw it splashed all over my twitter but i ain’t know what it was, a cartoon i guess, nigs was crackin up tho

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6mvbNmMcqE DownBottom

      It’s a ghost town in here :yawn: MORNING ROSES!!! #Nothorns

      @Phro
      @Therpist
      @Carrington
      @Jenie
      @Candi
      @Boogie
      @Coco
      @Lakes
      @Natasha
      @Point
      @Bella
      @Marquez
      @Naija :happy:
      @Fay Fay :heart:

    • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

      AWW DAM YALL BROUGHT OUT DEEM DEEM :kona:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6mvbNmMcqE DownBottom

      :smack: @Kdub, @Bird …morning Ladies!! :woohoo:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      :dead: @Bird AND KDUB

      Naija! :kiss: hola my beauty!

    • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

      DOWN :hug: TIS DRY IN THIS BLOG TUUDAY :shrug:

    • KDub

      As I have stated in the past, it would behoove some of you ( if not all of you ) to jot down these verses and go read them for yourself plus some.
      ——————————————
      B/c not all of us have an eBible to cut and paste from like SOME peepa. You are so RIGHT.

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      i’m out yall..gonna spend this lil bit a time i got left with lil fayfay :peace:

    • candibfly

      @down :wave: <— tickets for deem's ark

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6mvbNmMcqE DownBottom

      Hey, :offtopic: Has any of the fallen ROSES made it back in yet? Sandy has had 50-11 open registrations, though :tea:

    • Bootcampgirl

      Good morning ladies and gents :waves:
      And, yes, you can get ANYTHING in jail…

    • Phrozen1der

      :waves:@DB

      :hahaha: @KWall @Jenie

      @Redeemed When is the last time you had a fist fight?? #BeHonest :waiting:

    • KDub

      Hey folks :wave: << Ripped out Bible page…from Carrie's momma Margaret.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6mvbNmMcqE DownBottom

      LOL @Candi, I gloss over ALL her posts..LOL. @Lakes, yea it is..it may pop off tomorrow after #LHHATL <….I can't wait… :popcorn:

    • candibfly

      prob Sunday at the church potluck :hahaha:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      oh but before i go,

      DB :heart: hew sweet thang!

      @Redeemed :rules: the peepa NEEDS to know if they gone have deflated tits or perky ones, round noses or pernty ones in heaven nah! :waiting:

    • KDub

      @Redeemed When is the last time you had a fist fight?? #BeHonest
      ———————————————–
      Well I dont think the weekly “beatdown” she rec’vs from the Deacon counts…the one where he hits her over the head with the Bible while she…you know.

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

      Lol @ Phro question

      He’ll when the last time Redeemed been ****ed gooooood

    • Bibi

      Aww hell :kona:

    • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

      candibfly says:

      @down <— tickets for deem's ark

      :hahaha:

      :bye: *clicks on x in upper right-hand corner*

    • Usual Prime Suspect

      Good Day People – Just logged in to say that I AM PERFECT –

      Never been any of these things

      Judgemental, LAIR,UGLY, GOSSIP :coffee:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :newpost:

    • KDub

      Lol @ Phro question

      Hell when the last time Redeemed been ****ed gooooood
      ——————————————–
      No…DeeDee GOT a mane. TRUST. She is getting it more than ME prolly. I bet ten US American DOLLARS she is a FREAK.

    • candibfly

      man forget her, i’m tryin to think of the last time i’ve been :hump: good :waiting: <— Fandice talking since Candi is waiting for marriage

    • Phrozen1der

      :hahaha: @Candi @KWall @Therapist :rofl:

    • Phrozen1der

      @Kwall :rofl:

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

      Lmao…..fools! I hope you all repent

      Kdub…did u call the black Tammy Swaggart DeeDee

    • likeCaesar

      Using religion to justify bigotry is disgusting and a perversion of faith, holiness, and godliness.

      #thatisall

    • Destinee

      Did they ask Mr. White if he wanted them to go easy on them. It was not done to them, so why are they asking to go easy on the assulters. Would they be asking for them to go easy on them if it was their child? Assult is assult!