Date: July 19, 2014
Before anything showed up [on BoyChat], I read a much shorter account of this on Yahoo!…I wrote something longish, and bordering on scathing…with regards to these cases where accused [but not yet charged and proven guilty] sexual minority members are violently assaulted, in a way and to a degree, which cannot be sanely justified…and nobody, not in law enforcement or anywhere [will gay and lesbian groups even say anything?]…nobody does anything about it.
I don’t think I am going to post what I wrote anywhere…Not sure how many people honestly appreciate my writings of that nature, anyway…and with a few more details being introduced [are they truth or lies?…who knows!…It’s the media.]…I feel like I should already make changes to it to reflect these allegations.
Bottom line is…If Raymond [the eighteen year old] was not resisting and was not behaving in a way that posed a threat [did not argue, throw a punch or pull a weapon, etc.], then the father had zero justification in laying a finger on him…to say nothing, of inhumanely beating him into unconsciousness.
If he was honestly raping the eleven year old, and threatening him…let the legal system deal with him.
Normal protocol is to only interfere, until whatever threat is going on stops [and sometimes not even then]…If he runs, let him go. It sounds like the cops would have just picked him up in some other part of town, later.
The degree of vicious, violent assault the father gave Raymond…I don’t care how fucked up the laws and common sentiment in Florida are…This is not legal…full stop…There is no room for tolerance, for this type of thing.
Even though I tried to separate my base rant from this specific case [because of the unknowns]…it still remains true…Of all the people caught up in these kinds of cases and violent assault, it is the people accused who most need their human rights guarded.
If Raymond did wrong…he will face not only the legal system, but pure hell…
Unless Raymond pulled a weapon, attacked the boy or the father…then the father needs to be brought up on charges…Because what the unnamed father did, is no small or simple act of “saving his son”. He crossed a line, in a severe and cruel way…At what point during this violent assault, did Raymond continue to remain a danger? How long did the father continue, when it was not even necessary?…Obviously, it went on for a while, even after Raymond was incapacitated…
That kid was likely smaller, weaker, stunned and mortified that he was caught…possibly stunned, by an unexpected attack…likely little more than a disoriented, bloodied punching bag…
…and on top of all this, the eleven year old gets to watch his own father violently “murdering” someone else…
There is no argument to be made, that justifies this.
…Getting caught or accused of something, does not mean that your own human rights are no longer protected by the law.
It is staggering, and even sickening, to witness just how quickly Chief Chitwood has dismissed this brutal assault.
He is a good example of why so many people are disgusted with law enforcement.