Target: Lisa Madigan, Attorney General of Illinois
Goal: Push for a harsh punishment for the person responsible for a brutal attack on a gay man.
A man was allegedly brutally attacked on a train for being gay. The attacker reportedly insulted him and punched him several times in the face. The victim suffered only minor injuries, but the attacker fled the scene. Demand justice for the victim and take a stand against hate crimes.
The attack reportedly took place just after Ryan McCarthy sat down. Per McCarthy, the perpetrator told him that no gay should sit next to him and then pushed him off of the seat. When McCarthy stood up, the perpetrator reportedly attacked. McCarthy allegedly received several punches to the face before other passengers could intervene.
The Chicago police department is investigating the case. Sign below to demand justice for McCarthy and a harsher punishment for all proven hate crimes in Illinois.
Dear Mrs. Madigan,
A gay man was allegedly brutally attacked because of his homosexuality. He suffered minor injuries, but the attacker reportedly fled the scene. We demand the harshest penalty for the person responsible for this hate crime.
Ryan McCarthy took a seat on the train and was allegedly abruptly pushed to the floor. Per McCarthy, the passenger beside him said that no gay sits next to him. When McCarthy stood up, the attack reportedly continued. The perpetrator allegedly punched him several times in the face before other passengers were able to intervene.
Hate crimes cannot be tolerated. By making an example of this perpetrator, we may discourage others from taking the same actions. We demand that the person convicted of this hate crime receive the harshest punishment possible.
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