Gay Man Beaten, Stabbed, Set On Fire At Party In Rural Texas

Nov 1, 2011 Full story: www.queerty.com 323

When 26-year-old Burke Burnett and three gay friends attended a party Saturday night in Reno, Texas, they didn't expect to be greeted by comments like, "These faggots don't deserve to be here.

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Commie Wedgewood China

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Nov 1, 2011
And the reason glbt people in TX do not carry the handguns as permitted is....
pro gun permit

Dallas, TX

#2 Nov 1, 2011
Oh I do not just because I'm gay but because I'm a united states citizen and its my right
Commie Wedgewood China

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Nov 1, 2011
pro gun permit wrote:
Oh I do not just because I'm gay but because I'm a united states citizen and its my right
There's considerable variation in the amount of regulation of gun ownership or carrying from locale to locale, and I'm "sure" you favor states' rights.

My point was dual: Texas has little regulation of carrying handguns, and glbt in a conservative hellhole like Texas (in general) really need handguns. I wonder if these two facts are connected causally.
Hyped Up

Paris, TX

#7 Nov 1, 2011
Did not happen this way.

He was NOT set on fire......NOR was he stabbed.
Tony

Cincinnati, OH

#8 Nov 1, 2011
Hyped Up wrote:
Did not happen this way.
He was NOT set on fire......NOR was he stabbed.
How can you say it didn't happen this way, that he wasn't set on fire nor was he stabbed when it says in the story that he received 30 stitches and treatment for third-degree burns and severe bruises. Plus you can see the burn mark on his forearm in the photo
Drama

Paris, TX

#9 Nov 1, 2011
Maybe the gay guy liked to drink and do drugs and fight ?? Don't assume too much without knowing the FACTS.
Drama

Paris, TX

#10 Nov 1, 2011
Tony wrote:
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How can you say it didn't happen this way, that he wasn't set on fire nor was he stabbed when it says in the story that he received 30 stitches and treatment for third-degree burns and severe bruises. Plus you can see the burn mark on his forearm in the photo
It is possible that he was drunk or under the influence of drugs and fell on the fire. Don't assume too much without knowing the FACTS.

“Nothing but me”

Since: Apr 08

Kansas City

#11 Nov 2, 2011
Drama wrote:
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It is possible that he was drunk or under the influence of drugs and fell on the fire. Don't assume too much without knowing the FACTS.
FIRST of all, posting the same thing under two different names shows just how clueless you are, and
SECONDLY, how many of the facts do you know to go with that far stretched ASSUMPTION that you just posted twice?
Texan

Falls Church, VA

#12 Nov 2, 2011
This is one of two Renos in the state, this one happens to be in EAST TEXAS.
Tea Bagging Sad Sacks

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Nov 2, 2011
Tony wrote:
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How can you say it didn't happen this way, that he wasn't set on fire nor was he stabbed when it says in the story that he received 30 stitches and treatment for third-degree burns and severe bruises. Plus you can see the burn mark on his forearm in the photo
The poster knows what happened because the poster is probably the one who stabbed and set fire to the victim.

That's how he can say it didn't happen as reported.
heartandmind

Moline, IL

#14 Nov 2, 2011
Hyped Up wrote:
Did not happen this way.
He was NOT set on fire......NOR was he stabbed.
yes, he was. he was stabbed with a broken bottle and was thrown into a burn barrel that had a fire inside.
he was treated in my home town hospital for stab wounds (30 stitches in his back, forearm and above his eye) and for burn wounds.
http://www.myssnews.com/news-telegram/news/16...

Man assaulted in Lamar County says he was victim of hate crime
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 13:09 From Staff Reports
A gay man who reportedly was treated at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital after an attack early Sunday in Lamar County says he was the victim of a hate crime.

The man, identified in Internet reports as Burke Burnett, 26, told the Dallas Voice the four men who beat and stabbed him, then threw him onto a burn barrel, yelled gay slurs and epithets as they attacked him.

Burnett said it took 30 stitches to close stab wounds to his back and forearm, as well as a cut above his left eye, following the incident at a private party in Reno, just east of Paris. He also sustained second-degree burns and severe bruises.

Jeff Sugg, interim chief of the Reno Police Department, released a statement Monday afternoon.

“The Reno Police Department is currently investigating an aggravated assault that took place last weekend,” the press release stated.“The investigation is ongoing and additional information will be provided when available.”

Burnett said he’d attended parties at the residence before and was invited by a friend who lives there. He told the Dallas Voice he arrived at the party with three gay friends, but they left after someone was overheard making anti-gay remarks. Burnett said he didn’t hear the remarks and wasn’t aware of them when he returned to the party later in the evening with one of his female friends.

Burnett said he was sitting inside a large metal shed called “the party shop” when he was punched without warning in the left eye, then one of his attackers stabbed him in the back with a broken beer bottle. One of the suspects stabbed him a second time in the right forearm before he was thrown onto a lit burn barrel.

Burnett said female friends eventually drove him to the hospital in Sulphur Springs for treatment. He is scheduled to return to the doctor on Friday.
heartandmind

Moline, IL

#15 Nov 2, 2011
Tea Bagging Sad Sacks wrote:
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The poster knows what happened because the poster is probably the one who stabbed and set fire to the victim.
That's how he can say it didn't happen as reported.
some of us know the people that treated the guy.....
Dustin

Round Rock, TX

#16 Nov 2, 2011
heartandmind wrote:
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some of us know the people that treated the guy.....
So they broke HIPAA laws and discussed what they did/saw/treated?

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#17 Nov 2, 2011
They should be charged with a hate crime.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#18 Nov 2, 2011
This seems like Leatherface vs. the gays. I'd hate to live in Texas.
what

Paris, TX

#19 Nov 2, 2011
Dustin wrote:
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So they broke HIPAA laws and discussed what they did/saw/treated?
All of them do. I wouldnt try to move this forum to that area, when we are talking about a man being attacked because he likes sex a different way than you. Well, maybe different than you. you might be gay. I dont know that you arent, but anyone that tries to divert the attention to a different story is trying to take the attention away from the problem. The problem was a man attacked out of hate because he is gay. You probably dont see the problem, most people in Paris dont either. I imagine we are going to be hearing from the christians soon about how this is what god wanted since this man has sex a different way than you do. You stay classy Paris, TX.
what

Paris, TX

#20 Nov 2, 2011
equalityboy81 wrote:
This seems like Leatherface vs. the gays. I'd hate to live in Texas.
If you only knew the ignorance of 80% Paris residents. These people really shouldnt be allowed to have children. Everytime they pop a waterhead out the community loses another 10 IQ points. I really believe Paris people might be the most out of touch people in the world. The sad thing is, is that they dont even know it. They really think they are intelligent. Man, its sad here.
heartandmind

Moline, IL

#21 Nov 2, 2011
Dustin wrote:
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So they broke HIPAA laws and discussed what they did/saw/treated?
details weren't given - no more than what the guy revealed himself in the newspaper. they said the guy came in and was treated for wounds.

'no, they didn't' is real defense, isn't it?

“Illegitimi non carborundum”

Since: Apr 10

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#22 Nov 2, 2011
Dustin wrote:
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So they broke HIPAA laws and discussed what they did/saw/treated?
Considering the victim allowed his picture to be taken showing all his injuries and openly discussed his injuries and the number of stitches he received with the media how can you come to this conclusion?
heartandmind

Moline, IL

#23 Nov 2, 2011
Dustin wrote:
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So they broke HIPAA laws and discussed what they did/saw/treated?
besides, the newspaper would've had to have verified the information in order for it to be printed or else face lawsuits.

did that occur to you? that news and media outlets must vet information before publishing? even if they are in a small east texas po-dunk town like paris or in lamar county?

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