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Friday, March 28, 2008

King County Prosecutors Drop Charges in Gay-Bashing Case

posted by on March 28 at 14:01 PM

The King County Prosecutor’s Office has dropped charges against Matthew Oly and Bryan Krieger, who were accused of harassing and threatening Marcus Wilson—the former manager of the Pony nightclub—on Capitol Hill last September.

According to King County Deputy Prosecutor Mike Hogan, Krieger’s attorney presented prosecutors with another potential suspect. Wilson was unable to positively identify whether or not the third suspect was involved in the incident, and prosecutors decided they’d have trouble making their case. Additionally, Krieger passed a polygraph test about his involvement in the gay-bashing.

According to Hogan, the prosecutors have apologized to Oly and Krieger. “[The] fear as a prosecutor, of falsely charging somebody, is always in the back of your mind,” he says. “We told [Oly and Krieger] that if that’s what happened, we apologize. We’re not interested in convicting people that didn’t do it.” Hogan also says he dropped a related drug charge against Oly because “[the case] was never about drugs.”

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I am not surprised. Seattle is slowly becoming more and more hostile to gays. We may have our rights protected more by the state but the fucking red necks that are moving to Seattle will beat the shit out of us.

I predict that this summer there will be several violent attacks and possibly murders of gays or lesibans on Capitol Hill before September. This is just going to get much much worse.

Posted by Andrew | March 28, 2008 2:05 PM

Right, because Marcus is such a reasonable and trusting fella.

Posted by bullshit. fuck that freak | March 28, 2008 2:08 PM

The idea that Brain would gay bash anyone is ludicrous.

Posted by A Friend | March 28, 2008 2:30 PM

Hogan is a stand-up guy and has been more than supportive of the community in his years with the KCPO. I take him at his word that if there wasn't a case, there wasn't a case.

The reality overall is that as the LGBT community progresses in the rights arena, the fringe crowd that have been and always be "afraid" will become more vocal and more violent. Hutcherson is just such a case of that along with his cronies.

Posted by Dave Coffman | March 28, 2008 2:46 PM

Anybody else remember what happened on the last night @ Pony?

Posted by psycho | March 28, 2008 3:15 PM


But would Pinky gay bash?

Posted by keshmeshi | March 28, 2008 3:52 PM

Before throwing a pity party for your victimhood, learn some facts about this incident.

Posted by stunk | March 28, 2008 4:25 PM

Capitol Hill is not going to be very gay friendly. let me give you a quote from the future residents of Capitol Hill. "Look at me, I wear second hand clothes, look like I am on welfare, and look like an extra from a grunge music video from 1995 even though I live in a very expensive condo." Capital hill is going to be filled with a new, mutated, form of hipster called the "Hipsterus Basherus", commonly known as the violent hipster. They have the general look and smell of the common hipster, but they have a violent hatred of gays and will attack them on sight. So if you are walking around in capital hill and see strange looking guys wearing really smelly dungarees, a skin tight t-shirt, and those tiny little hipster glasses, call the police. They hate gays because their general cleanliness and niceness goes against their smelly and unwashed ways.

Posted by ..... | March 30, 2008 5:15 PM

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