Gay Hate Crime Victim Talks About His Attack on Campus – Through His Wired Jaw
A gay college student in Normal, Illinois speaks out – through a jaw wired shut – about the vicious attackers who jumped him because he is gay.
Normal Police said the apparent attack is under investigation but could not confirm it was a hate crime.
Eric Unger said he had just left a party and was walking home alone about 2:30 a.m. in the 100 block of West Willow Street when a group of men passed him from behind — and one of them knocked his phone out of his hand.
The 23-year-old from north suburban Deerfield, who is openly gay, said he asked the group, allegedly comprised of five to eight African-American males, “what their problem was.”
Unger said they responded with anti-gay slurs and surrounded him. He said he pleaded that he “just wanted to go home,” but the men attacked him, still hurling anti-gay epithets.
What do you think police aren’t calling this hate crime a hate crime just yet?
(via Chicago-Sun Times)