Richard Jefferson talked to CBS news in Miami about the gay bashing incident in St. Maarten that left him with wounds from a wheel wrench on his head and back, and left his friend Ryan Smith with a fractured skull. Smith has not been able to speak properly since the incident.
“To have somebody pull a tire iron out from inside their car and go after you is just crazy,” Jefferson told CBS. “They joke it was the friendly island. It was very unfriendly the other night. The car backs up and this little guy gets out with this tire wrench. And I’m going ‘What the hell’s going on around here?’ And, quite frankly, that’s the last I knew…So I called the police station and called the detectives bureau, and the detective on duty said, ‘We have no report of anything happening.’ So I was going, ‘This is crazy. At least four of my friends called it in.'”
Based on the negligent response from the authorities on St. Maarten, I think it’s time for a boycott.