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Illinois State University Student Speaks Out About Anti-Gay Assault Through Jaw Wired Shut: VIDEO


Illinois State University student Eric Unger was beaten over the weekend at the ISU campus in Normal by a group of men after having his cell phone knocked from his hand while walking home from a party on Saturday, the Sun-Times reports:

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...

...Normal Police Sgt. Adam Kapchinske confirmed responding officers found Unger, a family relations major, injured, after an apparent beating. No one witnessed the attack, and the student did not mention his belief the attack was a hate crime in a police report, Kapchinske said, adding that an investigation is ongoing.

Unger's jaw is still wired shut, but he spoke to CBS Chicago about the attack.

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  1. Sorry, the audio expert on CNN said it was COLD. So did the CNN reporter! See, there have been falsely convicted in the media people who after the fact have collected a LOT of money down the road from crack pot media theories.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Apr 25, 2012 1:25:50 PM

  2. This doesn't surprise me one bit. I grew up and currently live in this sh^thole town and it's always been anti-gay. I know stuff like this happens everywhere, but the smaller the town, the worse it is. If I had money to leave, I would.

    Posted by: Dan | Apr 25, 2012 4:31:05 PM

  3. so is this the place where people pointing out the racism/homophobia in the black community are called racist again, so they will hopefully be cowered into shutting their non-pc mouths?

    cool, then.

    carry on.

    Posted by: gomez | Apr 25, 2012 6:46:18 PM

  4. Just some African American thugs wanting to beat up a "fag". Face it homophobia is rampant in the African American community. I think many young fatherless black males don't know how a real man should act, so they attack those they perceive as gay. Yes homophobia is everwhere, but if you don't know that it is especially rampant in the African American community you are wearing blinders.

    Posted by: jack | Apr 25, 2012 7:12:17 PM

  5. @Rick: IF you actually had sex with an underage child you should post your name and address on this site so we could report you to the police. It would be for your own good and for the safety of any children living in your neighborhood. But since it is more likely that you have never had sex with anyone, NEVERMIND!

    Posted by: jack | Apr 25, 2012 7:57:21 PM

  6. this follows the brutal beating in Baltimore of a white fellow by a mob of black thugs, male and female. Non-law abiding people don't fear getting caught or going to jail. Until we make our jails places to avoid, carry firepower sufficient to protect yourselves.

    Posted by: grego | Apr 26, 2012 1:05:30 AM

  7. Arm yourselves people, it's not going to get better anytime soon. The blacks are being fed a steady diet a hate inside their community. It's a culture of victimhood, imaginary victimhood. It's absolutely essential to their political power that they maintain that the pure rot in the black community is the fault of those outside the black community. Only when black people stop putting up with crime and criminals will black people cease to be associated with criminality.

    Arm yourselves.

    Posted by: David Hearn | Apr 26, 2012 12:31:22 PM

  8. Jack- That's not actually "Rick" who is posting that crap. It's probably Kiwi or Jay posting as Rick.

    Posted by: David Hearn | Apr 26, 2012 1:01:36 PM

  9. What happened to the young Mr Unger is terrible, and I hope he recovers completely.

    The comments are always. ARM YOURSELVES, WHITE GAYS! The N-words are coming!


    you can say whatever the you want to. No one is stopping you.

    Yes, Black Gays deal with homphobia...violent homophobia in our communities everyday, BUT we're still Black. We still share a common history with other Black Americans.

    We feel no more welcomed in most White Gay settings--many have left this blog for that reason. Some of us keep hanging on--responding to the anti-Black crap...but it does get boring after a while. But this is a predominately White Gay blog. You're going to have anti-Black statements here.

    So, say what you want about us, GOMEZ. Just understand that when you insult Black people in general--Black Gays have an obligation to respond to such insults. Why the should we defer to you? What good would that do us?

    Contrary to what many of you seem to believe-- Gay is not just White. You insult our race, we will insult you back.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Apr 26, 2012 1:43:26 PM

  10. Derrick-

    "Black Gays deal with homphobia...violent homophobia in our communities everyday, BUT we're still Black. We still share a common history with other Black Americans.

    We feel no more welcomed in most White Gay settings-"

    So in a comparison of who is most likely to do violence against you versus the one more likely to merely hurt your feelings, you side with your attacker?


    Posted by: David Hearn | Apr 26, 2012 3:06:00 PM

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