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Arizona Gay Family Terrorized By Hate Crimes; Police Tell Them It's Their Own Fault

2:59 pm - 05/31/2012

A gay couple with four children in Gilbert, Arizona are being terrorized in a series of attacks. The series of attacks has escalated from banging on windows, to burning bushes, to anti-gay notes left on cars, to breaking into the family home and writing graffiti on the house's walls.

A poster on Democratic Underground writes:

Roy and Felix are an interracial couple - Felix is hispanic, Roy is white. A couple of the kids are Hispanic.

They recently moved to Gilbert from North Phoenix - every since then, they have had items burned on their lawns, racist and anti-gay notes attached to cars, people pounding on their doors in the middle of the night, yelling at them, and finally, a break in where graffitti was sprayed in the house last week.

Police have been called 9 times - and each time, Roy and Felix were made to feel as if the problem was their fault for being gay, hispanic, having handicapped children, etc. Roy and the kids are too scared to stay at the house - and are now staying with his sister. Fortunately, friends of the couple have mobilized - starting a facebook page, contacting media, local officials, etc. It is helping - Felix had a meeting yesterday with the Gilbert Hate Crimes Unit, and with Gilbert Internal Affairs. Congressman Flake's office has been in contact.


NBC12's report:





Source 1, Source 2.

the problem was their fault for being gay, hispanic, having handicapped children
their fault for having handicapped children
their fault for having handicapped children


sparkindarkness 31st-May-2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
Our lives don't have value - and the police certainly don't give a damn. And we're always to blame for daring to exist.

then people wonder why GBLT people are so often wary of the police? And why all marginalised people don't expect justice or protection.

Even our homes can't be safe.

Edited at 2012-05-31 10:38 pm (UTC)
soba_kasu 1st-Jun-2012 08:56 pm (UTC)
thank u for this
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