Thursday, November 17, 2016

Florida Senior Pulled From His Car And Beaten: "My President Says We Can Kill You Now"

Another hate crime, this time in Florida, since the election of President-elect Donald Trump.

A Sarasota man, Chuck Redding, tells the local ABC News affiliate that he was pulled from his car and beaten for being gay.

The 75 year old senior says the alleged attacker told him the election of President-elect Trump meant he had permission to "kill all you faggots now."

From ABC News:

"He yanked the door open, dragged me out, ripped my shirt. I was on the pavement," said Redding.

His arm is now badly bruised, his hand cut and swollen to twice its normal size, his knee scraped, and part of his toe ripped. Redding says the driver had clearly taken note of his marriage equality and rainbow bumper stickers.

"He kept saying, 'You know my new president says we can kill all you faggots now,'" Redding said.

Redding is openly gay, but says he's never been attacked like this. He's now part of the spike in attacks against minorities nationwide..

"It's absolutely horrendous," he said.

Redding's now taking action to protect himself. He and several friends are applying for conceal carry permits and encouraging others to do the same.

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