3 Convicted Felons Face Charges in Ha...

3 Convicted Felons Face Charges in Hate Crime

There are 13 comments on the IllinoisHomepage.net story from Mar 8, 2012, titled 3 Convicted Felons Face Charges in Hate Crime. In it, IllinoisHomepage.net reports that:

Three Effingham County men are behind bars, accused of a hate crime. Police say they beat up a black man at a Tip's Corner Tavern in Altamont.

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Saint Elmo, IL

#1 Mar 10, 2012
I hope they rot in jail for what they did to this young man.
Ed DEdters

New York, NY

#2 Mar 11, 2012
Sorry Effingham county I decided as
God (lite) that true "racism" was found
in a drunken bar fight in Altamont Il.
I hope the community will stand with me as I
make a mockery of our county.

Mount Olive, IL

#4 Mar 19, 2012
agreed! i know all 4 men it was a simple bar fight between 2 and the other 2 are getting the blam! all for detaers votes! he is a real peice of work

Mount Olive, IL

#5 Mar 19, 2012
i know 3 of the accused.... i dont believe a word of it! ya they have a past but i also know that they have good wives and wonderful children and have changed greatly! i hope those of you that believe this bs that the news is saying can sleep at night! and God forbid anything like this happens to you and you are the accused

Mount Olive, IL

#6 Mar 19, 2012
i dont know why it says nauvoo, il but i am a effingham resident and have been for the last 35 years....anyways i pray for these wrongly accused men! i truly feel for all 4 families in this mess of hell!

United States

#7 Mar 20, 2012
Ya let's all see them rot...... Your nuts! The only people that will suffer is there poor children and families..... If it happened like the edn claimed I could see that, but I truly believe it did not.... Like you have never been drunk and made a bad choice (drunk driving, fighting, sleeping with a random person, bulling) if you say no I call your damn bluff!

Mattoon, IL

#8 Mar 22, 2012
Being drunk is no excuse! Anyone who does that to a human being (no matter the color of their skin) deserves to rot and believe me they will....in hell!!

Brownstown, IL

#9 Mar 24, 2012
@blah you can try to justify and make excuses any way you want but 3 guys assulting a man in public that just walks into a place, just because of the color of his skin is WRONG!! I think role reversal in a penitinuary is whats needed for these 3 pieces of human debris.Because it wont take a GENIUS to figure out if these three had a hand in this.

United States

#10 Mar 24, 2012
Those of you who continue to SLANDER people on here better tred lightly.... For the truth will come out and SLANDER is a crime! Your URL addresses will be forwarded to the proper authorities!

United States

#11 Apr 4, 2012
enough8375 wrote:
Those of you who continue to SLANDER people on here better tred lightly.... For the truth will come out and SLANDER is a crime! Your URL addresses will be forwarded to the proper authorities!
get the hell outta here with that bull shit.**** you and those three racist.

Sunbury, OH

#12 Mar 30, 2013
Hey cjk, aquittal for Gasper. How ya feel dumbass?

Saint Charles, IL

#13 Apr 20, 2013
Hmmmm 2 of the 3 off on Disorderly conduct.... Can we say OVER CHARGED!!! Ya the three were so racist 2 of them got off!! Daters was on a high horse and tried to stick it to them!! Glad he is out of office! Oh and I heard there is a law suit.... I find it funny how the bar owners were saying what a good man smith was, now the two of them and there bar are being suied..... Bet they don't think he such a great person now
William coleman

United States

#14 Dec 15, 2015
Well its 2015 almost Christmas I have been out of prison almost a year I have never seen all these comments and posts I have heard about them but never cared enough to look not sure why I have tonight but I never realized I had so many people that hate me let me tell my side yes I have a past yes I have done things I'm not proud of who hasn't . I'm not a racist though I have known Trenton for years we have been hunting together I have Latinos that r family and friends that are black this was not a hate crime it was a drunken bar fight that yes I probably started I don't remember it at all but from as far as I can tell I was losing I wish that's as far as it went if I would have been beaten that's as far as it would have went there would have been no reason for ed daters to charge any one but that's not what happened he charged 2 good friends of mine without cause to get to me he got what he wanted after just a couple times to court I plead guilty and took the max 5 years for s bar fight that's unheard of but owell I knew if I did he would back off of my friends and he did what I really want to say is I was wrong so I took my time and I want to apologize to Trenton and his family to Lisa tipsord for what they have had to deal with cause of this to Kevin Gasper and Justin Antrim and their families to my daughter and my now x wife who now both live with me again and to all the people that used this bad situation to slam me I pray for all of you I don't know who u all are but a pray for you don't waste ur time hating me u will never get that time back
Thank you
William Coleman

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