The Baltimore City Police Department placed me in protective custody after Marcus Evans sent messages trying to intimidate me. I met Reggie Scriber from Baltimore City Housing along with my mother, Baltimore City Police Detectives Robinson, and myself. Mr. Scriber expressed to me that he was there to help me and not stir me in the wrong direction. I left meeting feeling a little safer than what i did in the beginning.
However, as time went on, I became isolated with no communication from anyone and hungry. I called Mr. Scriber repeatedly, and left him countless voice mails. When I did get through to Mr. Scriber, even though I met face-to-face with him he immediately transferred me to someone else who said they would call me back, they never did. Again i had to call them.
Eventually I became frustrated with the Detectives, Mr. Scriber, and the Baltimore City States Attorney Office, and I sent an email voicing my concerns. After the email was forwarded I got a from the Baltimore Police Department detectives scolding for sending the email. Baltimore City States Attorney Office asking me to meet with them followed up that call.
I met with Robin Haskins from Baltimore City States Attorney’s Office. Ms. Haskins was professional but very sarcastic and demeaning. I really felt belittled by her. She stated a few things that stuck with me, like "u look able & willing" implying that I should return to work full time because i "Look "willing and able." Ms. Haskins never asked was on any medication, how was my healing process or had I seen a doctor for my injuries.
Then next questioned shocked me.
Ms. Haskins asked me, “Would u feel safe going back to live in same place you were attacked. I was so overwhelmed with her sarcasm i just looked at her. Then she said, "Do you understand, because you look like you don't"… I could not understand how I was a victim of a hate crime because I am gay and now I am in a meeting with the Baltimore City State Attorney’s and feeling like a victim all over again.
I could not understand how Ms. Haskins could tell me to get over it. It happens every day and so I should get over it. My incident has to do with me not everyone else, so to categorize me as a whole i will not allow her, Baltimore City States Attorney or the Baltimore City Police Department to do so.
Everybody heals differently and I refuse to let someone who has not felt my pain tell me tell to get over being brutally beat because I am Gay. I was beat in the face so bad that my own mother could not recognize me and Baltimore City States Attorney tells me to get over it.
It was clear that Ms. Robin Haskins Director of Victim Services for Baltimore City States Attorney Office was speaking on behalf Mr. Reggie Scriber Baltimore City Housing, and the Baltimore City Police Department, who were all are supposed to be helping me, not asking about my healing process, but telling me to get over it.
Since my beating, a Baltimore City police officer told me I do not "Look Gay" to her. What does gat look like? That is homophobic in of itself. So they dismissed my brutal attack as a hate crime because I do not “look gay”. Me being called a fag by the same young men days before they brutally beat does not count.
Jennifer Hasting is the States attorney assigned to my case, stated that Mr. Evans was indicted on charges that was already pending on him and to push my case to a hate crime would take time and the outcome might rule out different. It has been 32 days now and it seems to look like all i have is time.
In closing, to touch on my healing process since no one cared to ask, beside the comments “you look much better". My swelling has gone down tremendously. My left eye has cleared of blood. The right side of my face continuously to swell often, and my right eye still has spot of blood in it. The pressure on my right side of my face also the right side of my head is a little bothers me. My right wrist is still the same, I'm experiencing some neck pain in my upper spinal area,. I am having pains I have never felt before. But again it’s only been my 32day I was told by a doctor that it will take more than two months to even begin to feel the same again.
I have been misinform, I have been lied to all in my copping stages so if you was to ask me do i trust Baltimore City States Attorney, Baltimore City Housing, or Baltimore City Police, or anyone on of the individuals named as of now my answer would be no.
I keep praying every day for justice and peace...