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Petition calls on Ga. lawmakers to enact hate crime protections

Gay rights activists are hoping that Georgia lawmakers will take a recently released video of an Atlanta gang beating a man they called “faggot” as proof that the state needs meaningful hate crime legislation.

Brandon White, 20, was seen in a video uploaded to early this week being beaten by an Atlanta gang calling themselves “Jack City.” The attack happened over the weekend, according to White.

A digital petition has been created in response to video, calling for Georgia's legislators to give local law enforcement the ability to investigate hate crimes.