Charged With Child Porn Possession, Married Gay Man Jumps in Front of Subway

Dec 21, 2012 Full story: EDGE 46

One the first gay men to tie the knot on top of the Empire State Building threw himself in front of a New York City subway train on Tuesday soon after he was charged with possession of child pornography, the New York Daily News reports.

Full Story

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#25 Dec 21, 2012
Why do articles lately identify those accused of crimes by their (alleged) homosexual orientation? If they happened to know or suspect the robber was gay the paper or article would say, "Gay Man Accused of Robbery!" What does them being gay have to do with anything? Most gay people are law abiding citizens like anyone (straight people) else but it seems some parts of the media want to use situations like this to demonize all gay people. Why don't they ever have articles that say, "Straight Man Accused of Murder, Rape, Robbery, Molestation, and Child Porn!"

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#26 Dec 21, 2012
I never see any articles that say Black Man, Jewish Man, Christian Man, Republican Man accused of such and such.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#27 Dec 21, 2012
Bill Of Rights wrote:
Another queer accused of molesting young boys? Figures.
The articles says nothing of the sort. He's charged with child porn, not molestation. He's not convicted. Had he not died he would be innocent until proven guilty. It appears you falsely accused him of molesting boys. I'm not a lawyer but that sounds like libel to me. Be mindful of what you post in the future and get your facts straight before you go throwing stuff out there.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#28 Dec 21, 2012
Jane Dough wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't deny any of this...
for every story like this one, you could produce a bunch of sandusky's....
My only point was that the myth that all gays are good people is just that...
We get what you are saying that like straight people not all gay people are flawless but I don't think anyone has claimed that all gays are perfect. We know there are some people out there that gives gays a bad name. What is unfair about all this is that when one gay person does or allegedly does something bad ALL GAYS are wrongly labeled as such but there are many straights who have committed crimes and NEVER once are all straight people labeled as pedophiles and criminals undeserving of equal rights and the right to marry the person they love and to be fired from their job because of the consenting adult they love.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#29 Dec 21, 2012
equalityboy81 wrote:
<quoted text>
The articles says nothing of the sort. He's charged with child porn, not molestation. He's not convicted. Had he not died he would be innocent until proven guilty. It appears you falsely accused him of molesting boys. I'm not a lawyer but that sounds like libel to me. Be mindful of what you post in the future and get your facts straight before you go throwing stuff out there.
Regarding "innocent until proven guilty", I recently read 2 interesting cases related to that.

In one case, a female teacher in New York [City] was fired for [supposedly] having a 3 year sexual relationship with a 16 year old female student. She was fired. But the district attorney's office refused to prosecute her sayingb that there was absolutely no evidence of a a sexual relationship, except for the girl's facebook posting.

In another case, a coach was fired for having "child porn" on his school-issued electronic device. Once again, the district attorney's office said they wouldn't prosecute, because the images were of his children and were not in any way pornographic.

Both the female teacher, and teh male coach are trying to get their jobs back. Obviously, just because someone is accused of a crime, no matter how heinous, does not mean the accused is guilty, despite how the press often convictes the person in the news article.

Remember the Duke "Rape" Case ?! Look who went to jail in that !(For those of you who do not remember this infamous case, not only were teh 4 young men completely exonertaed, but it was the DISTRICT ATTORNEY who went to jail for prosecuting them in the first place ! He lost his job. He lost is license to practice law. And he went to jail for this outrageous prosecution !)

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#30 Dec 21, 2012
I'd like to know more about the Duke case. I never heard of a prosecutor going to jail for prosecuting.

In regards to this article identifying the accused as gay I guess it would be justified for this article since he was the first gay man to tie the knot on top of the Empire State Building but seriously there really are a lot articles that identify the accused as gay when them being gay has nothing to do with or any relevance to the case. Sometimes I think them being brought up as gay is used to demonize them (like in child porn/molestation cases) and make them automatically guilty in the minds of the people by using their homophobia against the accused.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#31 Dec 21, 2012
Okay I guess he's still alive from what I gather from the article. I assumed he'd be dead after being hit with a subway train. Next time I'll read the whole article.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#32 Dec 21, 2012
equalityboy81 wrote:
I'd like to know more about the Duke case. I never heard of a prosecutor going to jail for prosecuting.
In regards to this article identifying the accused as gay I guess it would be justified for this article since he was the first gay man to tie the knot on top of the Empire State Building but seriously there really are a lot articles that identify the accused as gay when them being gay has nothing to do with or any relevance to the case. Sometimes I think them being brought up as gay is used to demonize them (like in child porn/molestation cases) and make them automatically guilty in the minds of the people by using their homophobia against the accused.
1. You can find a ton of info on the web on the infamous Duke Rape case.

2. Regarding the prosecuter in the case, Mike Nifong lost his job, lost his law license, was sent to jail, was sued, lost the lawsuits, and had civil judgements levied agasint him totalling more than 180 MILLION DOLLARS becuase of his "fraud, corruption (and) malice" in prosecuting these 4 wholly innocent men.

3. If the subject in question had not had a high-profile wedding, it is probable that the press wouldn't have mentioned that he was gay. But since he did.....

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#33 Dec 21, 2012
equalityboy81 wrote:
Okay I guess he's still alive from what I gather from the article. I assumed he'd be dead after being hit with a subway train. Next time I'll read the whole article.
Assuming he doesn't succumb to his injuried, he may go to jail or prison for awhile. I wonder if his husband will stand by him or seek a divorce. It's surely a shame and embarassment to him, although he is probably blameless in the matter.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#35 Dec 21, 2012
Incidentally, in addition to being a proven LIAR, Crystal Mangum, who made teh rape allegations, is in jail awaiting trial on murder charges.

This is certainly not a fine, upstanding, trustworthy American.

Since: Mar 07

United States

#36 Dec 22, 2012
Jane Dough wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't deny any of this...
for every story like this one, you could produce a bunch of sandusky's....
My only point was that the myth that all gays are good people is just that...
There is no myth that "all gays are good people", because no one in their right mind has EVER made that claim.

In ANY group of people, you will have good and bad, and most people fall somewhere in the middle.

Where did you get this "gay folks are perfect" myth?

Are you afraid that because so many people champion our cause, that all of them are doing it because believe gay people are all perfect?

Babes, that's not it at all.
No More Apples

El Paso, TX

#37 Dec 22, 2012
Pig Mania wrote:
I don't think homosexuals should be allowed to marry their kind and then possess kiddie porn, next thing you know they'll be screaming for the right to adopt children.
Right? Why go out and molest other
No More Apples

El Paso, TX

#38 Dec 22, 2012
Pig Mania wrote:
I don't think homosexuals should be allowed to marry their kind and then possess kiddie porn, next thing you know they'll be screaming for the right to adopt children.
Why go out and molest other kids, when they can just adopt a few kids and keep it a secret?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#39 Dec 22, 2012
No More Apples wrote:
<quoted text>
Why go out and molest other kids, when they can just adopt a few kids and keep it a secret?
You mean like this?

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#40 Dec 22, 2012
Pig Mania wrote:
I don't think homosexuals should be allowed to marry their kind and then possess kiddie porn, next thing you know they'll be screaming for the right to adopt children.
Dip Shit! Many places already allow gay people to adopt. Go back to sniffing pig turds.
SLIF

Scarborough, Canada

#41 Dec 22, 2012
No More Apples wrote:
<quoted text>
Right? Why go out and molest other
Why don't you go troll the human sexuality forum?It's always full of the straight deviant topics that you might like,like,incest,masterbation, and porn.
No More Apples

El Paso, TX

#42 Dec 22, 2012
SLIF wrote:
<quoted text>Why don't you go troll the human sexuality forum?It's always full of the straight deviant topics that you might like,like,incest,masterbation, and porn.
Then why don't you leave? I'm happy to be right here.
Jane Dough

Montpelier, VT

#43 Dec 24, 2012
Quest wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no myth that "all gays are good people", because no one in their right mind has EVER made that claim.
Watch this...
a child should optimally go with the straight couple...
please discuss...
Mona Lott

Hoboken, NJ

#44 Dec 24, 2012
Jane Dough wrote:
<quoted text>
Watch this...
a child should optimally go with the straight couple...
please discuss...
Yes. Watch Jane change the subject when she gets called out.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#45 Dec 24, 2012
Jane Dough wrote:
<quoted text>
Watch this...
a child should optimally go with the straight couple...
please discuss...
In other words, you don't care a bit about the safety of the children, you just want an excuse to hate.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Ottaway Newspapers Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Carrollton Free Press Standard News | Oberlin's... Dec 24 Iwantmycountryback 2
No title Dec 20 Baal Zephon 1
Mayor Bill de Blasio: Rudy Giuliani Fundamental... Dec 10 Freebird USA 26
N is for nuptials as NYC pair weds on subway train Nov 29 Fumblementalist 1
Surgeon with Ebola arrives in US for treatment Nov '14 Kid_Tomorrow 1
Fox's Ablow regularly 'diagnoses' Obama Nov '14 spocko 1
Deer pays startling visit to New York homeowner Nov '14 Lawrence Wolf 4
More from around the web