Skip to comments.Gay man reports assault in Portland, tells fellow queer people to “get a taser”
Posted on 08/12/2015 10:55:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
On Facebook, James Melanson reported that he was assaulted, called faggot, and claims he was not taken seriously by a police officer at the scene. If youre queer, he wrote, Get a tazer. Its the only protection you have here Queer people are not safe in Portland. Were not.
The following is sourced from Melansons origin message. He gave me permission to repost it here.
So, long story short, but I was physically assaulted by a homophobe from Maryland today. Im fine. My chest still hurts from where he punched me (also punched me in the face, but my face takes a punch better. :)). Heres the worst part the police officer did NOTHING. Apparently calling someone faggot is freedom of speech, and if you ask the person what theyre damage is, thats disorderly conduct. The cop completely sympathized with the psycho, and I was tempted to ask the cop how often HE used that word.
Interesting side aspect the cops partner, who is African-American, identified with me. He said he got called the N word all thew time here, and when the white cop wasnt around, he said that he got it. And I think HE did.
But the cop handling it, just kept saying nothing would be done by the DA, and basically just kept trying to get me to drop it. When I pressed him that I wanted the guy written up, he brought up the disorderly conduct thing (because I was just sitting in a coffee shop minding my own business, so you can see how I was a part of it. Oh, the guy admitted calling me a faggot, and that he had instigated everything, but claimed he pushed me apparently thats not assault. I had a witness who told the cop the guy had twice said faggot to me [My significant other] mentioned that we have a human rights ordinance in Portland, and the cop said, oh yeah, thats just a civil thing.
Queer people are not safe in Portland. Were not. Theres this whole veneer of Portland being so liberal, blah, blah,blah. But Ive known many people whove been verbally and/or physically assaulted, chased, and even propositioned in a threatening matter. Which would be one thing if the cops here cared at all and were willing to do something about this sort of assault. But most of them dont.
honestly, I almost asked the cop how often he used that word, since he seemed pretty comfortable with it, and didnt seem to think it was a big deal.
Again, it was interesting to see his partner step up at one point to try to mediate things. It felt like my main confrontation was with this white cop.
Oh, did I mention that the psycho did this in front of his kids, then went into the Childrens Museum? Yup.
If youre queer, get a tazer. Its the only protection you have here. And keep in mind that I had a witness. And it still did no good at all.
If my chest still hurts tomorrow Ill go to Quick Care. But Im mostly fuming about how I was treated by [the officer].
UPDATE [Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 5:13 PM]: I received the following message from Melanson at 4:30 Your blog found its way to the chief of police, and I was contacted this morning by a very nice officer. A detective will be contacting me at some point so I can finally fill out a police report. Ill let you know how that progresses
I call bs on this.
Queer people are fricking royalty in portland, ie new sodom ii
I think this is Portland, Maine.
Just No. 8,132,524 of the never-ending stream of homo hoax crimes perpetrated against normal Americans.
“Long story short”
Same question here. He was attacked by a homophobe?
(At first I thought that was hoplophobe....)
I wasn’t too unattractive, I was told, when I wore a younger man’s clothes.
Unfortunately, when I lived in San Diego a few saying that to me were guys.
I was never groped, but came close once to clocking one aggressive chicken hawk homo in Balboa park.
So it’s not always some red neck “homophobe” cruising looking to beat up gays. Some of these guys are looking to get their butts kicked by the way they act.
After all, guns are icky-poo.
Nobody cares about beating up queers - the guys own word - in Maine.
In PORTLAND? Nah...this never happened. Its a bunch of made up stuff just like almost all the homo bashing violence.
what is wrong with the word "faggot"?....
its just a stupid word...
if we can't use the word "faggot"...its in a song afterall....then I don't want blacks to call me a cracker or a redneck....
1. a bundle of sticks, twigs, or branches bound together and used as fuel, a fascine, a torch, etc.
2. a bundle; bunch.
3. a bundle of pieces of iron or steel to be welded, hammered, or rolled together at high temperature.
” the guy had twice said faggot to me”
And? You ARE a faggot right?
drama queen = drama queer
I think the “queers” as this guy calls himself should leave Portland Maine and move up to Lewiston....I think the new immigrants will help them enormously...(NOT!)
Some homosexual guy hit on me in a hetero nightclub. Instead of telling him I was uninterested, I pointed out all the gorgeous gals around us. The little priss stromed off in a hissy fit.
If one finds themselves surrounded by beautiful women and they think it might be fun to hit on dudes, can there be a better example that homosexuals have a genuine mental dysfunction?
The homos maybe be winning culturally right now, but they will forever remain mentally ill.
What’s a tather?
Yeah, but if you give them a week, they’ll be using the thing in some bizarre sex act.
Which will make them say, “please taze me, bro!”
Smiley face about being punched in the face...seems rather odd.
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