Main | Friday, March 20, 2009

Yes On 8 Attacker Pleads No Contest To Hate Crimes Charge

Anger management classes, three years of probation, and 100 hours community service for beating a gay man with a Yes On 8 yard sign. Fair?
A 23-year-old father who used a campaign sign opposing same-sex marriage to attack a gay man on a Torrance street was ordered Monday to take lessons on managing anger and intolerance. As part of a deal with prosecutors, Joseph Storm pleaded no contest on March 3 to one hate crime allegation. In exchange for his plea, Storm was ordered by Torrance Superior Court Judge Steven Van Sicklen to attend classes at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles and six months of anger management counseling. Storm also received seven days in jail for the time he already served after the Oct. 26 attack around 2a.m. in the 2000 block of 230th Street. He will remain on probation for three years and perform more than 100 hours of community service.
Remember, we're the violent intolerant ones.

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