Crime | News | Washington DC

DC Stabbing Being Called Hate Crime

HowardTheatrePolice in Washington DC are treating a Tuesday night stabbing as a hate crime.

According to the Washington Blade, two men and one woman were arrested after allegedly stabbing a 16-year old man outside the District's Howard Theatre while shouting anti-gay slurs.

A police arrest affidavit filed in D.C. Superior Court says a witness reported seeing Ali Jackson stab the victim in the left bicep, lower back, and left leg after Campbell grabbed the victim from behind and held him in a “headlock.” The affidavit says Alvonica Jackson assisted [Desmond] Campbell in holding the victim against his will as the stabbing took place.

While the three defendants approached the victim, Ali Jackson “made several homophobic slurs directed at the [victim],” the affidavit says.

The victim “produced a can of pepper spray and sprayed all three defendants, who fled the location after being sprayed,” the affidavit reports the witnesses as saying.

The unidentified victim was treated and released from Howard University hospital. The accused stabbers face a court hearing tomorrow.

Feed This post's comment feed

Comments

  1. Unbelievable. 16 year old kid. Just cannot fathom what would lead someone to being so depraved that they would think to do something like this, let alone act on it. Best wishes go out to the teen and his family.

    Posted by: Francis | Jun 28, 2012 7:12:50 PM


  2. In my book a 16 year old is still a child and that should add to the charges.

    Posted by: John | Jun 28, 2012 7:12:58 PM


  3. We as a community can ignore the elephant in the room all we want, but that homophobia and brand of homophobia from a sepcific demeographic (African Americans) won't magically go away based on our inability to have that uncomfortable dialogue with this particular community. It will just invite more incidents like this.

    Posted by: Patrick'sPicks | Jun 28, 2012 9:06:12 PM


  4. I recently relocated out of D.C because of the level of homophobia, notably within the urban crowd. It was intolerable. EVERYWHERE you went you got either names called, or threatened to be attacked. It's a HUGE problem and I truly think the LGBT communities lack of willing to confront it has basically given that area more reason to think homophobia is okay.

    Posted by: formerD.Cresident | Jun 28, 2012 9:08:28 PM


  5. I'm seriously tired of the very people who constantly and consistently complain of discrimination, black population, being the FIRST to exercise militant homophobia, prejudice and vile hate toward our community. Seriously. EVERYONE has to CONSTANTLY hear how bad you all have it, yet you're the first to be proud of your homophobia and showcase it. SICK OF IT.
    Time to finally call it out.

    I'm sick of my gay brothers and sisters dying horrible brutal deaths because some gays are too busy to confront the major homophobia that exist in the black population!

    Posted by: 2EastCoastDudes | Jun 28, 2012 9:11:13 PM


  6. The cultural elements of homophobia within theblack community (hip hop, street culture, machismo mentality) coupled with the influence of the Church need to be exposed, then and only can a true and honest conversation about homophobia within that segment of people can truly be resolved. Telling gay folks their experiences of homophobia by black individuals is them making it up or being racist resolves nothing. That's a calculating ploy to not address a very specific issue in a specific area, and no different than telling black folks them wanting to address racism within the white community is flawed and hateful on their part. It's not. Tackling an issue in a specific manner, with a specific core audience resolves far more than a vague- general message targetted to all.

    We know where homophobia is more prominent, and even why that is do. We should not be silenced into expressing that and opening that line of communication with said group of people.

    Posted by: Kevin Mendoza | Jun 28, 2012 9:16:24 PM


  7. I'd encourage everyone to give these three a piece of your mind on facebook where you can find them.

    If you look up Alvonica Jackson. Her name appears in the search engine. She's going to be a monster and attack our gay youth in a bloody manner? Let's show her a piece of our collective gay minds.

    Posted by: J.J | Jun 28, 2012 9:24:55 PM


  8. People can tell us to ignore black homophobia, or pretend it doesn't exist or say "all communities have homophobia" and while they may, from my life experiences and the experiences of manyyyy other gays....no homophobia is as VIOLENT as black homophobia. We won't ignore that anymore. Our community has been affected by it long enough, and I share the sentiments of others saying they are tired by a community who constantly demands everyone feel sorry for their struggles can be the first to turn and escelate our struggle, and in vicious manners.

    Posted by: Red Velvet | Jun 28, 2012 9:26:51 PM


  9. stabbing a child (not a man)is particularly despicable

    Posted by: t | Jun 28, 2012 9:29:29 PM


  10. I'm biracial and absolutely agree with these comments and know they aren't coming from a place of racism but factual accounts of first hand experiences. There's homophobia in all shades but one search on towleroad can highlight the disproportionate amount of physical homophobia by black perpetrators. Of course there's physical homophobia by all kinds of people, but the black population is considerably less than say caucasian. That so often in stories like this, the anti gay attacker is black is enough for gays to pause and TALK about this. Or at least we should, without being silenced because it's so "uncomfortable to go there"
    Enough of that sugar coating. Lives are being lost. It's time to GO THERE. And that in my opinion is the only way we can bridge that gap.

    If acknowledging the homophobia in music, Church and culture promoted by the black community makes you angry, you might want to ask yourself why that makes you angry, and also ask yourself: If the gay community was physically attacking black individuals strictly for being black, in the alarming the reverse happens....would YOU as a black person stay silent and not encourage tackling the entire LGBT community in speaking of that deplorable injustice?

    Posted by: Steve-ATL | Jun 28, 2012 9:33:16 PM



  11. "ask yourself: If the gay community was physically attacking black individuals strictly for being black, in the alarming the reverse happens....would YOU as a black person stay silent and not encourage tackling the entire LGBT community in speaking of that deplorable injustice?"

    WELL SAID! The gay community can't even react to homophobia by the black community without being deemed racist by some. If gays were out commiting horrible crimes against black families and black children because they were black, the entire community would have to answer to that. The entire community would be shunned. The entire community would be held accountable. Why the double standard? and it's precisley that double standard that's causing and creating so much homophobia in society.

    Posted by: lazerlightbeams | Jun 28, 2012 9:37:24 PM


  12. Welcome to your future. Homophobia is everywhere. You're all so concerned about black homophobia, but you "love" Obama. Give me a break on your "struggle." Blacks have known struggle, not a pair of gays who think they are a "married couple." Good luck defending that in the street.

    Posted by: Jay | Jun 28, 2012 9:41:45 PM


  13. I'm 19 and 3 years ago went to a high school in an urban area (Philadelphia) after my Dad got a job there. The most violent form of bullying I ever experienced came from the black kids. We moved to Tennessee for my senior year where a predominent number of our school was white, very Conservative and Christian yet I didn't experience anywhere near the level of homophobia and bullying, and the two instances I did experience rough bullying again came from the few black kids in school. That's my experience and no one can tell me otherwise. I lived it and know it.

    Posted by: Chris J. | Jun 28, 2012 9:48:01 PM


  14. It just makes me rethink my whole preception on the 'struggle' African Americans face. If you all are so concerned about not being discriminated against because of your race, and always want to remind how hard you have it; why are you first in line to practice discrimination and ignorance toward another group? That just proves you don't truly believe in the merits of your civil rights speeches, and can only extend and empathize with civil rights as it relates to your people (African Americans) everyone else has to beg for you to even grasp how they struggle. The hypocrisy is grand and I for one AM happy people are finally noticing it. I may be liberal, but I refuse to be blidly so on every account.

    Posted by: Michelle | Jun 28, 2012 9:51:00 PM


  15. Surprise Surprise...Alvonica Jackson has the Bible as her favorite book on her facebook page and mentions the "struggle" of blacks. The opressed yesterday are the biggest opressors todays.

    Posted by: Observer | Jun 28, 2012 9:53:48 PM


  16. THANK YOU, "PATRICK'SPICKS." GREAT COMMENTS. THE FACT ONE OF THE CRIMINALS IS FEMALE HIGHLIGHTS THE FACT VIOLENT HATRED OF HOMOSEXUALS IS NO LONGER JUST A MALE "PAST-TIME." Towleroad HAS AN ARTICLE ABOUT FEMALES KILLING A MALE IN SCOTLAND.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON | Jun 28, 2012 10:12:26 PM


  17. "2EASTCOASTDUDES,"

    I READ THE COMMENTS OF ANOTHER Towleroader IN ANOTHER THREAD WHO STATED "black" PEOPLE MOVE TO NICE NEIGHBORHOODS AND "MESS THEM UP." CAUCASIANS AND NEGROES CAN NOT DEAL WITH HOMOPHOBIA UNTIL GENERAL VIEWS ABOUT RACE HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON | Jun 28, 2012 10:19:50 PM


  18. Are we surprised?

    Black urban population are some of the most viscerally homophobic you will ever meet. Ever visited a black oriented wbe site and searched any news stories relating to gay people? The level of homophobia is truly mind blowing. Nothing on any gay blog is remotely near that hateful. We may react to their homophobia, but the homophobic words on black blogs and black websites by commentators is truly eye opening and everyone should be exposed to it.

    Posted by: Sam Jonasen | Jun 28, 2012 10:22:34 PM


  19. The haters aren't always the red neck, conservative white guy. That's just what the gay community has convinced ourselves because it's far more politically correct and comforting to think that's the face of the homophobia, when many of us know what true homophobia looks like.

    Posted by: Dynex | Jun 28, 2012 10:23:13 PM


  20. Christopher Allen Horton,

    You actually reaffirm everyone's comments about the violent, militant, and ignorant level of homophobia within the black community. You, the resident angry black man of this site, have perfectly illustrated the level of ignorance and arrogance by some in your community. You will never, ever get our respect for how "hard" your people have it when people like you are the ones who pride yourself in ignorance toward our community. The gay community owes you nothing, and you don't have monopoly on 'civil rights' it's just your arrogance has convinced you that.

    Posted by: Kyle | Jun 28, 2012 10:27:05 PM


  21. KEVIN MENDOZA,

    YOUR STATEMENT, "...coupled with the influence of the Church...," SHOWS YOUR MISUNDERSTANDING. NEGROES RECEIVED CHRISTIANITY FROM SLAVE MASTERS. IN PRE-COLONIAL TRIBAL AFRICA, NEGROES BELIEVED HOMOSEXUALITY IS WRONG. THEREFORE, TO HAVE THE RESOLUTION YOU WANT, THE NEGRO CHURCH WOULD HAVE TO BE DISSOLVED. I THINK CAUCASIANS BELIEVE THE CHURCH IS THE ONLY THING WHICH KEEPS A-L-L NEGROES FROM BEING VIOLENT.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON | Jun 28, 2012 10:31:30 PM


  22. @ Christopher Allen Horton

    That's nothing compared to the ugly homophobic posts you made about gay kids commiting suicide. You want to go there with us? It's your false sense of entitlement as a man of color who THINKS he's entitled to then go turn and make bigoted comments toward gays. You're not. When you do make hateful comments toward gays drenched in ignorance, i hope you get the same level of hate back toward who you are and if that consists of calling you out for the laughable stereotype you are of an ignorant, loud and angry black man: GOOD! You deserve it. But don't ever think gays of today are so weak to be confronted by another minority group an not have a few sharp words to recite in return. The days of the nice gay guy are over. We grew a collective spine as a community

    Posted by: MJ | Jun 28, 2012 10:35:34 PM


  23. "RED VELVET,"

    I ASSUME YOU ARE CAUCASIAN. YOU ARE CONFUSING RACE RELATIONS WITH HOMOPHOBIA. YOUR STATEMENT, "Our community has been affected by it long enough..." SUGGESTS NEGRO HETEROSEXUALS ARE ATTACKING CAUCASIAN HOMOSEXUALS. NEGROES STILL UNDERSTAND HOW LAW IS CARRIED-OUT IN AMERICA - TO ATTACK A CAUCASIAN MEANS A STIFFER PENALTY.

    CAUCASIANS, DO NOT ALLOW THIS ARTICLE TO GIVE YOU THE WRONG IMPRESSION ABOUT THE FREQUENCY OF NEGRO-ON-NEGRO HOMOPHOBIC CRIME. MOST NEGRO HOMOSEXUALS DO NOT FEAR ATTACK FROM NEGRO HETEROSEXUALS.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON | Jun 28, 2012 10:45:36 PM


  24. THANK YOU, "JAY!" (28 JUNE; 9:41:45 PM)

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON | Jun 28, 2012 10:51:10 PM


  25. Christopher Allen Horton

    No one feels sorry for you. STFU! Look at your statistics of crime (what like 1 in every 3 black men is in jail because of BrEAKING te law) stop feeling like you're entitled to shyt, obey rules, stop acting like thugs and commiting crimes (while playing victim the whole time and even spinning the crime to make yourselves the victims) an maybe then society will take you all and your persistent need to play a BS race card more seriously. No self awareness by your crowd, and thats the problem

    Posted by: Truth Hurts | Jun 28, 2012 10:54:51 PM


  26. 1 2 3 4 »

Post a comment







Trending


« «Minnesota Marriage Measure's Name Is Pretty Explicit« «