Either Joseph Storm, 23, is a strong supporter of Proposition 8, the California proposition to take away the rights of same-sex couples to marry, or has a deep seated hatred of litter. Either way, he appears to have used a "Yes on 8" sign to beat a man wearing a "No on 8" button.
There's a slight difference in each man's account. According to the victim, who was wearing a "No on 8" button at the time of the assault, Storm called him a "derogatory name for homosexuals", beat him with the sign, punched him in the face and choked him.
According to Storm, however, he saw the man give the sign the finger, pull it out of the ground and throw it.
Storm said he didn't know what the sign said, but got angry because the other man was littering, which is why he assaulted him, Wilson added.Uh... Littering? Really? That's your plan? Okay, look, if you're going to come up with a cover story, how about something that sounds less fucking stupid? I mean, really. Littering.
Storm is in on $50K bail and is being arraigned tomorrow on a felony charge of a hate crime assault and a misdemeanor count for interfering with another's exercise of civil rights. That could net 7 years behind bars. Good one, Joey.
It's nice to see we've brought back a more gentlemanly way to resolve our differences, isn't it? Dueling! Only with cardboard and epithets of faggot.
Just like Andrew Jackson intended.