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'I beat that mother-fucking faggot up'

Let’s see…you sign up to serve your country, fight the enemy abroad, to protect the homeland…and when you’re on home soil for recreation, you proudly do a little fag bashing — it’s the all-American way for these cretins in Savannah, GA.

What a nice touch that these manly military men liked going five-on-one to prove their mettle. (365gay):

Five soldiers have been charged in the severe beating of a gay man outside a Savannah gay club.

People looked on helpless Sunday as the soldiers beat David Bennett, 37 on the street in front of Blaine’s Back Door Bar. The attackers left leaving Bennett barely conscious and lying in a pool of blood. Bennett suffered cuts and abrasions in the beating. He was released from hospital on Monday. Based on witnesses descriptions police picked up five soldiers a short while after the beating and returned them to the scene for the witnesses to identify.

The soldiers, all members of the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, have been charged with aggravated battery. According to the police incident report, one of the men, Sidney Swift, boasted: “Yes, I beat that mother-fucking faggot up.”

The report said that other soldiers at the scene told Swift to be quiet because they were “one team, and it was one fight.

Georgia’s legislature, by the way, is considering hate crimes legislation that includes sexual orientation.

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Not to be topped by the above story, look at this bullsh*t…I’m so enraged I don’t even know what to say.

US soldier’s rape sentence cut due to Iraq stress.

A U.S. soldier who raped a Nigerian woman in Italy was given a lighter sentence because the court deemed his tour of duty in Iraq had made him less sensitive to the suffering of others.

According to an Italian court document obtained by Reuters on Tuesday, James Michael Brown, a 27-year-old paratrooper from Oregon stationed in northern Italy, was sentenced to five years and eight months for rape in February 2004.

Brown beat and handcuffed the woman, a Nigerian resident in the town of Vicenza. He raped her vaginally and anally and left her to wander the streets naked in search of help.

The crime would have earned him an eight-year sentence, but the judges reduced the penalty due to the “extenuating circumstances” of the psychological effects of Brown’s year of service in Iraq, the document said.

…In a detailed explanation of the reasons for the sentence, the judges said U.S. soldiers in Iraq faced “a guerrilla war against an invisible enemy, conducted using all means, to which there is still no end in sight, which is extremely wearing for the occupation troops.”

…”The prolonged psychological stress to which the accused was subjected and the lowered importance he ended up giving to the life and wellbeing of those around him can only have influenced the committing of the crimes.”

Thanks to Blender Mark for the pointer.

An update post is here.

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