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Lesbian Gang-Raped In Hate Crime

Jim Burroway

December 22nd, 2008

A terrible hate crime in the East Bay community of Richmond, California:

Police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of four men who allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped for nearly an hour a 28-year-old Richmond woman, who was left naked when they fled in her car.

The crime, which occurred on Dec. 13, is being investigated as a hate crime because of comments the suspects made about the victim’s sexual orientation, police said. The woman is openly lesbian and had a rainbow sticker on her license plate, a symbol of gay pride.

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JJQR
December 22nd, 2008 | LINK

Again, since the attackers are reported to be….not Caucasian….politically-correct gay activists will let this slide.

Maryam in Marrakech
December 23rd, 2008 | LINK

This makes me want to weep. What kind of people do this sort of thing?

Mark C
December 23rd, 2008 | LINK

My heart goes out to that poor woman who had to endure such a horrendous, violent act. Hopefully, she will be given the services and resources she needs to recover (as much as she can) from this.

Let’s hope the perpetrators are captured and brought to justice.

Karma may deal them a similar fate in prison. If it does, maybe they’ll have an inkling of what that type of violence feels like – and possibly cause them to understand the gravity of their actions.

Again, my heart goes out to the victim…

Emily K
December 23rd, 2008 | LINK

This goes to show you that not just gay men are assaulted. Gay women might be fetish objects for even homophobic men, but we’re not fully accepted as human beings yet.

Jon
December 24th, 2008 | LINK

I have started a twitter id to try and get some clues for the Richmond police department- any help in trying to get this solved or help is greatly appreciated. “solvethecrime” is the twitter id- if you can help get people on the twitter account- that would be great!!

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