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S.I.N. Patrol Launched to Fight Gay Bashings in Utah: VIDEO


In response to a series of gay bashings in Salt Lake City recently, 140 volunteers are now part of the S.I.N. (Safety in Numbers) patrol, and roam Utah streets on the look-out for gay bashers or at risk people.

FOX 13 reports:

In a matter of moments the men transform into what looks like a cast of discarded Disney characters. One guy looks like an overgrown leprechaun, one squeezes into a black and white leotard, and another emerges from the bathroom wearing an ugly green dress with shoulder pads. Joshua dons thigh high boots, shorts, a robe, and a headdress. Someone asked why he was wearing so many belts. "In case all this fashion busts loose" he joked. As he shows off his ensemble, he points out an accessory. "A little pepper spray just in case." Then it's off to the clubs.

Said S.I.N. founder Joshua Barnes: "There's been a lot of people complaining there's not enough police coverage or security in the clubs,"  "The police do a good job, but they can't be everywhere. We thought rather than just complain, we'd just do something. And the simplest thing we could do is just be here. Be an extra set of eyes, an extra body."



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  1. I bet a single Marine could beat the crap out of 15 of these clowns all on his own....and would feel not one bit of fear in taking them on as a group.

    How many times have I heard of a single basher actually go into a gay bar and abuse someone while all the other patrons stood around and did nothing?

    Until gay men stop being such cowards and acting like women rather than defending themselves as individuals the way any self-respecting man would do, they will continue to be beaten up.

    Posted by: Rick | Oct 31, 2011 12:30:05 PM

  2. @Rick - You've got self-hate issues.

    Posted by: reality | Oct 31, 2011 1:57:48 PM

  3. Sounds like fun if you have a uniform fetish.

    Posted by: anon | Nov 1, 2011 4:32:18 PM

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