Ferengi80 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 708 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 9 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2535 times:
Tragic news in the Liverpool Echo today that an 18 year old man from Liverpool has died in hospital following a suspected homophobic attack last Friday. Michael Causer, who was openly gay, died in the Walton Neurological Centre on Saturday.
He was attacked in the Huyton area of Liverpool, on Friday 25th July. Doctors carried out surgery to try to reduce the swelling on Michael's brain, but unfortunately this proved unsuccessful.
Police have arrested two men for assault with intent to grievous bodily harm. This, presumably, will now change to murder.
My thoughts and prayers are with Michael's family and friends. May he rest in peace.
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 30011 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2456 times:
I would like to think that these scum would get life sentances but being the UK they will probably get out early for ''good behaviour''. Taking a life should mean a life sentance until the prisoner dies.
The real problem lies in the fact that someone (or group of people) thought it was ok to kill him, for any reason. If someone would kill a person because they didn't like gays who knows what they will do to something else they don't like. You can try all you want to teach people tolerance of others, but what really needs taught is that murder is wrong period!
"Thou shalt commit no murder" It doesn't matter who the person is or if you like them of not.
Nighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5350 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2430 times:
Quoting Ferengi80 (Thread starter): Police have arrested two men for assault with intent to grievous bodily harm. This, presumably, will now change to murder.
Not that its relevent, but the charge would probably be manslaughter rather than murder. To get a murder conviction you need to prove they intended to kill the guy. Manslaughter would be an easier case to prove, the guy died as a result of the thugs actions.
Quoting Sv7887 (Reply 2): What I never understand about extremists whether they disagree with a person's religion, race, or sexual preferences, what is the need to hurt someone?!
agreed. There are many things I disagree with, but its the individuals choice on how they live their life, it doesnt interfere with your life, so why is it of any concern?