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Bond denied for suspect in Atlanta anti-gay beating

Christopher Cain, 18, one of the men accused in the attack of a gay Atlanta man in February was denied bond this morning in Fulton County Superior Court.

Judge T. Jackson Bedford denied bond for Cain, saying Cain was a danger to the community. It was also noted that Cain was on five-year probation before the Feb. 4 attack on Brandon White for burglary. Cain was arrested Feb. 11 and charged with aggravated assault and robbery. Three others have also been charged in the assault.

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Police arrest suspect in anti-gay Atlanta beating

Brandon White attackerPolice have arrested one suspect in the anti-gay beating in Atlanta's Pittsburgh community that was videotaped and posted online, with two more suspects identified. Christopher Cain is charged with aggravated assault and robbery.

The full statement from the Atlanta Police Department issued this morning:

The Atlanta Police Department's Fugitive Unit, with assistance from APD Zone 6 Mobile Patrol, has arrested one of the suspects in the videotaped beating of 20-year-old Brandon White in southwest Atlanta last Saturday. Christopher Cain, B/M, 7/21/93, was taken into custody without incident around midnight in the DeKalb County portion of the City of Atlanta. He was charged with aggravated assault and robbery and transported to the Fulton County Jail. No further details of his apprehension will be released. With the assistance of tips received through Crime Stoppers Atlanta, police have also identified two other suspects, currently wanted for aggravated assault and armed robbery. At this time, their identifications are being withheld. The APD will continue to work with partner agencies, including the U.S. Attorney's Office, the FBI and the Fulton County District Attorney's Office, to bring all of the perpetrators to justice. No further information will be released at this time due to the pending investigation.

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Atlanta men videotape anti-gay beating; victim called ‘faggot’ repeatedly posted a video to its website today of an apparent Atlanta street gang beating a man the gang called a “faggot.” The video was posted on the site with the headline, "Dead Wrong: Man Wearing Skinny Jeans Gets Sucker Attacked & G'z Throw a Tire On Him for Being Gay."

“Jack City, no faggots,” a man says at the start of the video. “Jack City” is an apparent reference to a street gang.

The operator of the camera was also heard shouting “No faggots in Jack City, man” at least four times during the beating. The apparent hate crime occurred outside a neighborhood grocery store on McDaniel Street, according to The Smoking Gun website.

There is no indication of when the video was filmed.