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Attackers Beat Tennessee Store Owner Unconscious, Write 'Fag' on His Forehead: VIDEO


The owner of a health food store in Paris, Tennessee (about 90 miles northwest of Nashville) was beaten unconscious by three men who used anti-gay slurs before robbing him and writing a three-letter anti-gay slur on his forehead on Wednesday night, WBBJ reports:

Paris police say as three men beat the man they called him defamatory names. The victim told police he awoke to see two of the men pouring gas on the floor.

Receptionist with the local clinic, Barbra Rader, says businesses in the area are shocked about what happened. "Now we all tend to be more cautious and lock our doors, you know, so that people can't come in after hours," Rader said.

No arrests have been made and that has Amanda McDaniel, a local spa receptionist, on edge. "Knowing that it could just happen across the road is pretty frightening," McDaniel said.

Police reports say the suspects, described as white men were last seen running down an alley...


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  1. Aren't there homophobic gangs in Paris, France too? Coincidence?

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Nov 23, 2013 2:10:42 PM

  2. A message has to be sent. This is a hate crime and those terrorists must be arrested and charged to the full extend of the law.

    Posted by: Jay | Nov 23, 2013 2:16:30 PM

  3. Whitetrash meth heads


    Posted by: Blip | Nov 23, 2013 2:26:05 PM

  4. Um, yeah . . . theres such a thing as a light skinned latino or mex. So pleeeze do NOT try to blame this on white people.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Nov 23, 2013 3:11:44 PM

  5. Another incident happened in California with a transgendered student being attacked. But the attackers were black so it will probably be ignored by the pro-gay media. I don't see it at HuffPo, JMG, Queerty, Towleroad, but on non-liberal news sites I do.

    Posted by: Kev C | Nov 23, 2013 3:31:53 PM

  6. Little information is provided in this story of the claimed attack. Did any other person witness the alleged attackers as they fled?

    Posted by: Tyler | Nov 23, 2013 4:02:10 PM

  7. I agree with Tyler. I'm skeptical whenever the victim claims the attacker wrote slurs on his face or body. It's a big red flag.

    Posted by: Merv | Nov 23, 2013 4:16:40 PM

  8. Oh hey Rick. I see you stole both LittleKiwi's name as well as mine, then posted under our names and under two other names. You commented four times in a row to post blatantly racist sentiments and do some victim blaming. You know you're obvious, right? Everyone knows it's you because you're the bluntest troll around these parts. I see you had nothing else to do this weekend except post hate on this site. No friends to see? No family to spend time with? Shocking.

    Posted by: Tyler | Nov 23, 2013 4:58:11 PM

  9. Three things:

    • It's across the street from a church…who's shocked?

    • A "three-word" homophobic slur? How big is his forehead??

    • The little old lady wants to know if it was a "robbery aspect" or if it was because of the "sexual orientation of the individual that was accosted"…because if it was a robbery, then something needs to be done about it!

    Posted by: StudioTodd | Nov 23, 2013 5:12:59 PM

  10. Tyler, I don't know if the trolls above were all Rick, but it is blazingly obvious that you are Little Kiwi! Such a troll! And going bald!

    Posted by: JustMe | Nov 23, 2013 5:49:50 PM

  11. @"Tyler" stop impersonating me, as we all know who the real one is. Save your faux outrage for the mirror in your "special private room".

    Posted by: Tyler | Nov 23, 2013 6:12:29 PM

  12. On "non-liberal" websites, "black attacker" means anyone of a non-white ethnicity that a white person came in close proximity to.

    Posted by: FFS | Nov 23, 2013 7:44:27 PM

  13. @Merv: the newscast seemed to indicate that the statements about some writing with a magic marker were made by the police, that the business was robbed, and there was a partial description of the robbers, who were seen running down some street, I image to get to their car.

    It probably happened - why would the store owner risk committing a crime by making a false report?
    Plus, the officers may have seen it before he washed it off, which might take a fair bit of scrubbing.

    Posted by: Bill | Nov 23, 2013 8:09:04 PM

  14. I hope [maybe hope isn't the best word] this isn't another fake bias crime. I have serious doubts.

    Security camera? ANY hard evidence this event occurred as alleged, or just the word of the store owner / victim?

    As for meth, well gay men are as a group in no position to laugh mockingly at 'methheads',so-called 'white trash' or otherwise. I always muse that if college kids, gay men and yuppies disappeared or dramatically decreased in numbers in my city, a lot of drug dealers would be hurting real bad.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Nov 23, 2013 8:20:44 PM

  15. @Bill

    People usual fake hate crimes either for profit, or to get attention. I'm not sure the links will show up correctly, but here are some recent examples:

    Lesbian who alleged Nebraska hate crime charged with lying about attack

    Former owner of Chicago gay bar accused of burning down club

    Did Lesbian Couple Fake Hate Crime?

    All of these cases involved tagging a person or property with fake hate messages. In the second case, one of the investigators said that that was one of the reasons he was suspicious.

    Posted by: Merv | Nov 23, 2013 8:55:27 PM

  16. Wonder how the "white" commentators who always claim that these kind of crimes are committed by intolerant non-whites and/or only in intolerant non-western countries are going to defend this?

    Posted by: Excuse Me! | Nov 23, 2013 10:47:56 PM

  17. I live in Springville, right outside of Paris, and the reporter of this story in the local rag refers to the epithet on the man's forehead as a "homosexual word". So I guess it was "interior decorator" or "hairdresser".
    Actually many of the people in the comments section are calling for an FBI investigation into a hate crime. Besides, there's quite a few of us "homosexual words" around here.

    Posted by: dommyluc | Nov 24, 2013 8:10:48 AM

  18. This is robbery and mayhem. Hate crimes classification is garbage. Robbery is robbery.
    OK, people----you wanted into the kitchen---quip bitchin' when you get warm.

    Posted by: joe kennedy | Nov 24, 2013 12:30:23 PM

  19. This is robbery and mayhem. Hate crimes classification is garbage. Robbery is robbery.
    OK, people----you wanted into the kitchen---quip bitchin' when you get warm.

    Posted by: joe kennedy | Nov 24, 2013 12:30:24 PM

  20. The key here is security footage. Insurance companies often require them and the police can't really investigate the crime without them.

    Posted by: anon | Nov 24, 2013 1:24:32 PM

  21. You do notice that these "cowards" always acts as a group and never as an individual. It's because they are cowards plus they're afraid a Gay will beat their asses.

    Posted by: Macmantoo | Nov 24, 2013 2:03:22 PM

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