John M. Becker

Juror in Gay Hate Crime Trial Sympathizes With Killer

Filed By John M. Becker | October 10, 2013 9:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Brandon McInerney, California, Diane Michaels, hate crime, Larry King, Lawrence King, murder, murder apologism

"Where are the civil rights of the one being taunted by another person who's cross-dressing? They have to address that, it's very important... it wasn't [addressed], and he had no one he could turn to [because] the school was so pro-Larry King's civil rights, but where was Brandon's civil rights?"

--California O.R. nurse Diane Michaels, speaking on the HBO documentary Valentine Road and blaming middle schooler Larry King -- who was shot and killed by classmate Brandon McInerney in 2008 because he'd asked McInerney to be his Valentine -- for his own murder. Michaels was a juror at McInerney's murder trial.

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