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Private First Class Barry Winchell

The Tragic Story.......

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My Mission Statement
My sole purpose for building this site is to provide information about hate. In this case, I'm attempting to show how hate is spread around the whole world. I'll do my best to make you understand what hate is, and to make sure you learn a lot more before leaving my site.
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The Story.....
Barry Winchell was born in Kansas City, Missouri in the year of 1977. He began serving our country in 1998, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. During his stay at Fort Campbell, his companions were beginning to suspect he was gay. They suspected right, and decided to wreak havoc because of this. On the night of July 5th, 1999, at 3 a.m, Barry was beaten with bats by fellow soldiers, and was declared dead at 9 a.m at Vanderbilt University. Two soldiers have been taken into custody, with the charge of premeditated murder. But it has been said that over 10 soldiers were involved in this horrid act. Two other soldiers are in court as of the moment, Private Calvin Glover, and Spc. Justin Fisher.

My Reaction
Who in their right mind would kill a fellow soldier?? Especially because that person is gay.It's just inhumane to kill someone that is serving our country along with yourself. This story goes to show that too many people are judging people by their sexuality. Barry Winchell was striving to serve America! Just because he's gay, that shouldn't take away his right of protecting our country. This whole act disgusts me, and it's just plain wrong. Any person who strives to do anything they want should be allowed to, as long as physical or mental abilities wouldn't hold them back.

Outcome & Effect
The Barry Winchell murder has awoke this country to hate, and it's definition. More anti-hate groups are being formed. Millions of people are realizing how hate has been affecting our society, and now doing anything they can to stop it. There are even stricter rules and policies in the Army, Navy, etc. Violators of these rules have greater punishments, and longer sentences. People are being treated better as an equal, and these crimes are being closely investigated. Most importantly, these acts are reducing, due to the attention paid by our country.

Equality should be distributed throughout the world, not just amongst ourselves...