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Atlanta police investigate hate crime caught on tape

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, February 6, 2012 16:37 EDT
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An apparent hate crime in Atlanta, caught on tape and published online by an anonymous person. Screengrab via Worldstar Hip Hop.
 
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An apparent hate crime captured on digital video and published online this week has triggered an investigation by the Atlanta police, a department spokesman told reporters.

The video, published to the Worldstar Hip Hop website on Sunday, shows a group of males beating another man as he exits a grocery store, jeering, “no faggots in Jack City.” The assailants were reportedly with the Pittsburgh Jack City Gang, or as they call themselves, Jack City 1029.

Police told The Smoking Gun that they were investigating the incident, and that the video had been forwarded to their gang task force and another unit that focuses on hate crimes against the LGBT community.

This video was published online Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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