Saturday, August 03, 2013

A Hate Crime on Julia Street


Got a disturbing text from a friend from work this afternoon:
My old boss who lives in New Orleans had to call the cops on some vandal who drove up in a van, took out a ladder to steal his pride flag and spraypaint 'FAGS' on his balcony! Police are classifying as a hate crime if you want to blog it. 
So disgusting. And then later I saw this on The Times-Picayune website:


Gay activist G John Hill stands by the front shutters of his home in the 600 block of Julia Street where a vandal spray-painted "FAGS". The vandal, who was captured by surveillance cameras, also used a ladder to climb to the second floor balcony of the home where Hill and his partner John Weimer, Jr. live and cut down their pride flag. Photographed on Saturday, August 3, 2013. (Michael DeMocker, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune) 


John Weimer, Jr, prepares to hang a new pride flag from the balcony of the home in the 600 block of Julia Street that he shares with partner John Hill. Last night, a vandal spray-painted "FAGS" on their front shutters and used a ladder to climb to the second floor balcony of the home. Photographed on Saturday, August 3, 2013. (Michael DeMocker, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune)

An interview with the guys HERE.

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