Lowell attack on transgender man inve...

Lowell attack on transgender man investigated as possible hate ...

There are 111 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Jan 12, 2009, titled Lowell attack on transgender man investigated as possible hate .... In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Jamie Rondeau says he was walking along Lawrence Street Wednesday night, on his way to a drag show at a downtown bar, when he heard two teenage boys behind him shout a word that made him cringe.

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electricrnb

Boston, MA

#1 Jan 12, 2009
Thanks Lowell Sun for publishing this article. One thing though. The article identifies both survivors of violence here as self-identified transgender or trans-sexual. If that is the case, why does the reporter refer to both of them as men and "he?" We should respect people's rights to identify how they feel. Like Rondeau said, "I'm just trying to live my life." An injury to one is an injury to all!
LoWeLL 4 LifE

Braintree, MA

#2 Jan 13, 2009
This freak has no one to blame but himself/herself whatever he decides on dressing like today.This isn't Cambridge, it's Lawrence st. Wake up!! People do things like this for one reasonn: attention. He asked for it and got it.
Martial Arts

Boca Raton, FL

#3 Jan 13, 2009
LoWeLL 4 LifE wrote:
This freak has no one to blame but himself/herself whatever he decides on dressing like today.This isn't Cambridge, it's Lawrence st. Wake up!! People do things like this for one reasonn: attention. He asked for it and got it.
What is reasonn? Did you mean reason? I wish you would ask for it so someone could give it to you.
Tilt

Bedford, MA

#4 Jan 13, 2009
Why do people have to accept this as normal behavior? It is true that people have the right to choose in life, but at what expense? This type of homosexual/bi/trans behavior and lifestyle has been frowned upon by every culture throughout the history of mankind. How would he have fared in Iran? or Saudi Arabia? Will the UN someday try to force the homosexual/transexual/bisexual lifestyle upon all nations? When do we have a choice to say NO? Is it our right to object to that lifestyle? Somehow we come closer to a time where the line will be drawn in the sand...
No such thing

Montgomery, AL

#5 Jan 13, 2009
There is no such Thing as a transgende person. You are born either as a male, or a female. If you do not have proper, functioning reproductive system of a woman, then you are a man. Same goes the other way around. You can't just lop something off, take some pills and call yourself a girl. No such thing as transgender, no such thing as a pregnant man either. That thing is a cross dressing, pill popping woman with serious identity issues....
No respect, no equality, nothing for the things who can't figure out their own human being.

“"Offense" Wins Championships”

Since: Jul 08

Lowell

#6 Jan 13, 2009
Tilt wrote:
Why do people have to accept this as normal behavior? It is true that people have the right to choose in life, but at what expense? This type of homosexual/bi/trans behavior and lifestyle has been frowned upon by every culture throughout the history of mankind. How would he have fared in Iran? or Saudi Arabia? Will the UN someday try to force the homosexual/transexual/bisexual lifestyle upon all nations? When do we have a choice to say NO? Is it our right to object to that lifestyle? Somehow we come closer to a time where the line will be drawn in the sand...
I hear what your saying, but isn't personal freedom the foundation of our society? If a dude wants to cut his crank off and parade around in pantyhose, he has every right to do it. Even better is the fact that there's a community out there that accepts it as normal and welcomes it. Just like there's a community of people that like soccer, there's a community of people out there that live there lives according to Jesus, and people who like country music.

Nobody deserves to get physically assaulted for how they choose to live their lives, unless of course they're infringing on other peoples rights to do the same....I'm not sure if walking down the street in drag qualifies.
awesome

Chelmsford, MA

#8 Jan 13, 2009
Men wearing womens clothes walking down Lawrence st. For one that takes 8alls (which you do have )and another you are asking for trouble. Bring your clothes with you and change @ the joint. Take the beaten like a man not a girl.

“"Offense" Wins Championships”

Since: Jul 08

Lowell

#9 Jan 13, 2009
awesome wrote:
Take the beaten like a man not a girl.
Awesome! Laughing Out Loud!
No such thing

Montgomery, AL

#11 Jan 13, 2009
MrMillCity_dot_com wrote:
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I hear what your saying, but isn't personal freedom the foundation of our society? If a dude wants to cut his crank off and parade around in pantyhose, he has every right to do it. Even better is the fact that there's a community out there that accepts it as normal and welcomes it. I like little boys. Just like there's a community of people that like soccer, there's a community of people out there that live there lives according to Jesus, and people who like country music.
Nobody deserves to get physically assaulted for how they choose to live their lives, unless of course they're infringing on other peoples rights to do the same....I'm not sure if walking down the street in drag qualifies.
Completely disagree....one of many things wrong in our "society"....being gay is one thing, trying to identify as something you're not is another. I guess it would be wrong for the black panthers to disallow me membership too....I just want to feel closer to Africa, but they would tell me, "Take a hike honky!"
Chelmsford Kid

Randolph, MA

#12 Jan 13, 2009
Whether we agree or disagree over whether it is normal for this guy to wear womens clothing is not the issue. The issue here is that these young punks felt they had the right to physically assault an innocent person because they didn't like the way he looks. These punks have violated this innocent persons rights. What rights of those punks were violated by this drag queen?

What gives them to right to be judge and jury of this drag queen? I just see hatred and violence with these kids.

“"Offense" Wins Championships”

Since: Jul 08

Lowell

#13 Jan 13, 2009
No such thing wrote:
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Completely disagree....one of many things wrong in our "society"....being gay is one thing, trying to identify as something you're not is another. I guess it would be wrong for the black panthers to disallow me membership too....I just want to feel closer to Africa, but they would tell me, "Take a hike honky!"
So if I understand you correctly, anyone who tries to identify with something they're not, that they diserve to be physically assaulted? Men who think they are women. White kids who act like they're black, fat kids who think they can dunk, black guys that dress like cowboys....open season on all of them?

I'm not saying this behavior is acceptible/normal... I'm just saying that unprovoked beatings...come on bro, relax. Let the gay guys do their silly stuff and worry about making sure your kids don't wander down the path of confusion.
Kevin

United States

#14 Jan 13, 2009
Why were the gay activists who threw condoms at little old ladies not prosecuted for hate crimes. Why were the gay activists who knocked down little old ladies protesting not charged with hate crimes? How come gay activists who broke up church services were not charged with hate crimes?
It is simple, Hate crimes are a way to increase the time served for politically incorrect thought.
Violence is violence and it should not matter
her

Burlington, MA

#15 Jan 13, 2009
What a shame intolerance can rise to this level...
Chelmsford Kid

Randolph, MA

#16 Jan 13, 2009
Kevin wrote:
Why were the gay activists who threw condoms at little old ladies not prosecuted for hate crimes. Why were the gay activists who knocked down little old ladies protesting not charged with hate crimes? How come gay activists who broke up church services were not charged with hate crimes?
It is simple, Hate crimes are a way to increase the time served for politically incorrect thought.
Violence is violence and it should not matter
I absolutely agree with you. Those gay guys that were involved in the incident with the old ladies and church should have been charged. However, that group does not represent gays as an entirety.
Anyone who is stupid enough to resort to violence should be prosecuted. Those bad apples as well as the two punks in Lowell should all be brought to trial. Violence is for the ignorant who cannot form sentences out of thoughts.
No such thing

Montgomery, AL

#18 Jan 13, 2009
MrMillCity_dot_com wrote:
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So if I understand you correctly, anyone who tries to identify with something they're not, that they diserve to be physically assaulted? Men who think they are women. White kids who act like they're black, fat kids who think they can dunk, black guys that dress like cowboys....open season on all of them?
I'm not saying this behavior is acceptible/normal... I'm just saying that unprovoked beatings...come on bro, relax. Let the gay guys do their silly stuff and worry about making sure your kids don't wander down the path of confusion.
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I'm not advocating the assault in any way, shape, or form. I think those kids should be thrown in jail for 2 years...lets see how they feel after that. Any punishment they receive won't be enough anyway regardless....society is way too lenient on crime. I'm not saying go back 1000 years, but if a thief had his hand cut off or lost a finger, he probably wouldn't try stealing again....somewhere along those lines; but not a full eye foe eye policy. There has to be some limit, and when a criminal goes over the line, the punishment is execution, plain and simple. It would seem very harsh and inhumane at first, but the criem rate would drop faster than this economy....

Since: Sep 08

Irving, TX

#19 Jan 13, 2009
LoWeLL 4 LifE wrote:
This freak has no one to blame but himself/herself whatever he decides on dressing like today.This isn't Cambridge, it's Lawrence st. Wake up!! People do things like this for one reasonn: attention. He asked for it and got it.
No one deserves to be treated that way!! This is exactly why hate crime laws and anti-discrimination laws are so important!!
awesome

Chelmsford, MA

#20 Jan 13, 2009
Going to drag show. Someone should have drag it (him) down the street. What a freak show.
KAH

AOL

#21 Jan 13, 2009
No such thing wrote:
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I'm not advocating the assault in any way, shape, or form. I think those kids should be thrown in jail for 2 years...lets see how they feel after that. Any punishment they receive won't be enough anyway regardless....society is way too lenient on crime. I'm not saying go back 1000 years, but if a thief had his hand cut off or lost a finger, he probably wouldn't try stealing again....somewhere along those lines; but not a full eye foe eye policy. There has to be some limit, and when a criminal goes over the line, the punishment is execution, plain and simple. It would seem very harsh and inhumane at first, but the criem rate would drop faster than this economy....
AMEN..
EAGLE

Wilmington, MA

#26 Jan 14, 2009
Why do you have to be a Homosexual...Jew...or "Transgender" to be involved in a Hate Crime? Any beating involves hate.

Since: Jul 08

Lowell

#27 Jan 14, 2009
First if we go back 1000 years they probably would be burned at the stake.Second I can just see the headline now "Lowell cop dressed as drag queen arrests two for assault".

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