First thing I noticed was that the reporter refered to Araujo as a “transgendered” person. The reality is that Araujo was a homosexual male who dressed and lived as a female. Apparently, Araujo enjoyed fooling men into having sex with him.
The story also states that all four defendants would have “hate crime” statutes applied. Why is that? Araujo was the one who was fooling young heterosexuals into having sex with him. I don’t get how they can get his attackers on a “hate crime” charge.
Now picture this, guys. You are inside a nightclub and a good looking female comes up to you and starts chatting. You hit it off and then she wants to take you out to her car so that you can get it on. Halfway through the motions, you realize “she” is a man. You proceed to beat the hell out the dude, only to be charged with a “hate crime”.