Friday, May 25, 2012

Suspects in Pittsburgh gay bashing slated to go to trial Tuesday

Posted By on Fri, May 25, 2012 at 3:16 PM

The Pittsburgh convenience store where Brandon White was attacked
  • Joeff Davis
  • The Pittsburgh convenience store where Brandon White was attacked

On February 4, 20-year-old Brandon White was brutally attacked as exited a convenience store in southwest Atlanta's Pittsburgh neighborhood. Three men punched him, pushed him to the ground, and kicked him once he was down. The entire thing was caught on video - video that was subsequently posted to the internet, presumably by the attackers themselves. "No faggots in Jack City," one of the men says prior to the attack, a statement many believe makes the motive pretty obvious. White was beaten because he's gay.

The case, which shook both southwest Atlanta and the local LGBT community, is headed to court on Tuesday, according to Georgia Equality. Four men, Dorian Moragne, Christopher Cain, Darael Demare Williams, and Javaris Bradford, are being charged with robbery, aggravated assault, and participation in criminal street gang activity. Moragne, Cain, and Williams - all of whom have extensive criminal records - were apprehended shortly after the attack. There appears to be some confusion about the apprehension of the fourth man, Javaris Bradford (he's not listed as an inmate at the Fulton County Jail; the APD is checking to see if he was ever captured).

In case you missed it, check out CL's recent cover story about the aftermath of White's attack.

H/T Project Q

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