Two Men Who Murdered Gay Miami Man, Craig Cohen, Given 15 Years

Jun 17, 2013 Full story: lezgetreal.com 19
Two men charged with in the beating death of Craig Cohen, an openly gay man from Miami, and the beating of another man were sentenced to 15 years in prison Full Story

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#1 Jun 17, 2013
Looks like you are ahead of the game Sei. I just sent you an email to post this article and see that it is already here. Thank you so much!

I think it is terrible that they were not charged with a hate crime nor were they convicted of murder, but only manslaughter.

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#2 Jun 17, 2013
Darrin

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#3 Jun 18, 2013
15 years! Why so long?

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Toronto, ON, Canada

#4 Jun 18, 2013
I would not object so much to the length of the sentence as to the charge. Beating someone to death for being gay is certainly murder, whether premeditated or not.

As for the contrition, I am not sure how to judge whether it was honest or not.

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#6 Jun 18, 2013
Should be executed !
SLIF

Georgetown, Canada

#7 Jun 18, 2013
And now they are going to be housed with all males for the next 15 years.Some straights are so stupid.
SLIF

Georgetown, Canada

#8 Jun 18, 2013
They may have apologised to the victims family,but feeling sorry after the fact,is a day late and a dollar short.

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#9 Jun 18, 2013
They aren't a bit sorry!

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#10 Jun 18, 2013
Even though I don't believe it is stated in this particular article everyone needs to know the men were convicted of MANSLAUGHTER, NOT MURDER.

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#12 Jul 22, 2013
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#13 Jul 23, 2013
This never got much mainstream coverage. Think about all the hate crimes like this that don't get the attention they deserve. Think about how many are not even reported or even pursued by the police.
equalityboy81

Yulee, FL

#14 Jul 23, 2013
For some reason my post was deleted, the one I wrote when signed in. Is it because this is the thread that has the link to the article?
equalityboy81

Yulee, FL

#15 Jul 23, 2013
Well now my signed in post has appeared. Okay, that's good!
equalityboy81

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#16 Jul 23, 2013
equalityboy81 wrote:
http://www.topix.net/forum/new s/gay/TVAH8O7PRIQANMPHQ
This is a link to the duplicate thread. Check out the posts on there.
equalityboy81

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#17 Jul 23, 2013
Check out the posts on the duplicate thread as well.

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#18 Jul 23, 2013
equalityboy81 wrote:
http://www.topix.net/forum/new s/gay/TVAH8O7PRIQANMPHQ
This is a link to the duplicate thread. Check out the posts on there. The link is on the second post.

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#19 Jul 23, 2013
Check out the posts on the duplicate thread. The link is on the second post.

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#21 Jul 23, 2013
Darrin wrote:
15 years! Why so long?
They could have got life or the death penalty so why are you complaining about 15 years?

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