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Police investigate deadly stabbing of Marine as possible hate crime

Discussion in 'Military News' started by kwflatbed, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

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      This undated image, obtained by Fox affiliate WTTG-TV, shows 23-year-old Lance Cpl. Philip Bushong, who was stabbed to death early Saturday. (WTTG)
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      This photo shows 20-year-old Michael Poth, who is charged with second degree murder in the death of Philip Bushong. (WTTG)
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    Authorities are investigating the deadly stabbing of a Marine as a possible hate crime, after a witness heard the alleged assailant -- another Marine -- use an anti-gay slur during the attack, police told FoxNews.com.
    Lance Cpl. Philip Bushong, a 23-year-old rifleman with the 2nd Marine Division, was stabbed to death early Saturday in Washington, D.C.
    Police say his attacker, 20-year-old Pfc. Michael Joseph Poth, stabbed Bushong once in the chest with a pocket knife after an argument in a neighborhood near the Marine barracks in Southeast Washington. Bushong later died from his wound at a nearby hospital.
    A witness reported to police that Poth was heard using a "homophobic slur" during the altercation, prompting authorities to consider classifying the stabbing as a possible hate crime.


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  2. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    Wonderful to see that the repeal of DADT is working out so well. :rolleyes:
     
  3. DuctusExemplo

    DuctusExemplo MassCops Member

    You can't blame something like this on the repeal of DADT. A young man serving his country was murdered... does not matter if he was gay, straight, white, black. Any way you look at it, completely unjustified.
     
  4. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    Of course it was unjustified, but you can't say that the repeal of DADT didn't factor into it. If the victim was gay and didn't reveal his sexual orientation because of DADT, he would likely be alive right now.

    As with almost everything else, the liberal turds didn't think this one through. Go read the thread about it in the MassCops Gold section.....what I predicted would happen is happening.
     

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