Alan: One wonders how many millions of gays over the centuries have been bashed by "good white people" just as one marvels at the legions of "good Christians," taught from the pulpit that slavery was "ordained by God" and that all manner of violence - including lynching - could be used to keep blacks in line.
"Whites Are The Most Dangerous People On The Face Of The Earth"
On September 11th, a gay couple was attacked by a large group of “clean-cut” white people in Philadelphia’s Center City neighborhood. The assailants, who were all in their 20s, brutally beat the two men after asking if they were a gay couple and the men answered “yes.”
As the story made headlines and outraged many, social media users tried to identify the suspects, with the help of footage caught on a surveillance camera.
Now several days after the attack, the District Attorney’s office has announced in a press release that three people will be charged with the crime. One of them happens to be 24-year-old Kathryn Knott, a police chief’s daughter.
Here’s the statement from the DA’s office:
The District Attorney’s Office has approved arrest warrants in connection with the assault of a gay couple on the 1600 block of Chancellor Street in Philadelphia on September 11, 2014. The individuals to be charged are 24-year-old Philip Williams, 26-year-old Kevin Harrigan, and 24-year-old Kathryn Knott. All three defendants are from Bucks County. Each will be charged with two (2) counts of Aggravated Assault, two (2) counts of Simple Assault, two (2) counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person (REAP), and one (1) count of Criminal Conspiracy. Once charged the defendants will be arrested by police.
Knott is the daughter of Chalfont Borough Police Chief Karl Knott. While it may be surprising that a police chief’s daughter would commit such a crime, it’s not so shocking after a peek at Knott’s twitter account. Knott regularly posts Tweets that are anti-gay, hateful against people who aren’t American, and speak fondly of reckless behavior and binge drinking.
For example, after going out dancing, Knott posted:
Some of Knott’s other offensive tweets include:
And of course this:
Knott’s lawyer, Louis Busico, claims that the altercation was not a hate crime against gay people, and insists that Knott did not hit anyone.
She in no way participated in the assault of anyone. (And) she didn’t hurl an insult or a slur, of any kind.
Considering the attitudes and beliefs she’s reflected in various posts on social media, it’s hard to believe Knott wasn’t involved at some level in this brutal attack.