One of the two U.S. Marines originally accused in the beating of a gay man in Savannah will not face any criminal charges, a judge ruled today.
Georgia Equality, the state's largest gay political group, and its Savannah chapter released a statement this afternoon from a gay man who said he was the victim of a hate crime in February.
The announcement and written statement from John Takats comes as Savannah LGBT activists are planning an "Equal Protection Rally" on Sunday in response to the beating of Kieran Daly, a gay man who was allegedly attacked by two Marines last weekend.
The LGBT liaison for the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is asking the public to be patient as the department investigates the alleged beating of a gay man by two Marines over the weekend.
Savannah's "unfortunate history" of anti-gay attacks and city leaders' "blind eye" to the assaults risk undermining efforts to boost the economy by attracting high-tech businesses, four Savannah-based gay and l...
The FBI confirmed it is investigating the alleged assault on a gay man in Savannah by two U.S. Marines as a possible hate crime under the federal hate crimes law. The Marine Corps is also conducting its own investigation as is the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department.
UPDATED: Savannah, Ga. LGBT leaders want misdemeanor charges in gay man’s beating upgraded to felony
UPDATED: FBI in Atlanta investigates beating as possible hate crime while the military releases a statement.