Gay Man Beaten On San Farncisco MUNI Train -"Watch It Faggot"

Last Saturday, 26 year old Zacahry Davenport was riding the MUNI Transit System in San Francisco when at around 12:25 a.m. several 18- to 20-year-olds boarded the train “making lots of noise and being really loud,”

Zachary decided to get off the train and as he walked by one of the men who was boarding, his bag apparently got caught on the man, who said, “Watch it, faggot.”

Davenport said he turned and said, “Excuse me?”

He said another man then approached and said, “What? What faggot? What?” The first man said, “Move, faggot.”

The second man and several others came after Davenport, he said, and he was hit hard in the face. Davenport tried to hit him back, but another man hit him in the back of the head. He said he was also hit in the nose and the cheek. As it was happening, many of the attackers were saying things like “Get that little faggot,” he said.

Davenport, who was still on the train, said he soon saw all of the other passengers involved coming down the aisle toward him. Thinking that if the others got him down on the ground, he’d be dead, he turned and started running and screaming for help.  Eventually, a woman standing near the Blockbuster video store, which is close by, called 911.

ALL of Zachary’s assailant’s escaped.  So much for MUNI Transit surveillance cameras that supposedly exist.

Anyone with information regarding the Davenport case (number 100743578) is asked to call Inspector Milanda Moore at (415) 553-1133, or after 5 p.m., call (415) 553-1071.

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Will Kohler

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