Attack Of 3 Lesbians In Covington, Kentucky By Skinhead Ruled Hate Crime

A judge in Covington, KY has ruled an attack outside a gay club was indeed a hate crime.

Devlin Burke, 31, was convicted in March of felony assault after a car in which Burke was a passenger nearly struck a group of women who had just left the lesbian bat theYadda Club and then got out of the car to argue with the woman. 

Three passerby’s tried to iintervene and and help the women and were attacked and slashed, requiring medical treatment by Burke and a friend who was traveling in Burkes car.  Burke and his companion were shouting anti-gay slurs during the attack.

Covington, KY is one of only 3 cities in Kentucky which has passed human rights ordinance extending anti-discrimination protections to the LGBT community

Burkes case being ruled a hate crime allows now for denial of probation or parole

Burke responded by saying “Sieg heil,” when the ruling was read

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