The three suspects charged in the brutal September 11 attack on a gay couple in Philadelphia have been released on bail.
According to Philly’s KYW-TV, 24-year-old Philip Williams, 26-year-old Kevin Harrigan, and 24-year-old Kathryn Knott were released on bail Thursday morning. They each face charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, and criminal conspiracy.
Knott, whose history of anti-gay and alcohol fueled Tweets has already been uncovered, has also been suspended from her job as an emergency-room technician at Lansdale Hospital, where she has worked since May 2011.
In related news, Philadelphia City Council members Blondell Reynolds Brown and Jim Kenney are expected to introduce a city-wide hate crimes bill protecting LGBT citizens later today.
Unless and until the commonwealth of Pennsylvania extends protections to LGBT Pennsylvanians, then Philadelphia has a responsibility to do whatever is in our power to protect our LGBT folks,” said Kenney.