Florida Man Ordered To Write 25 Page Essay After Vandalising LGBT Memorial
A Florida man has been sentenced to write a 25-page essay on the 2016 Pulse Nightclub massacre after he defaced a newly unveiled rainbow memorial intersection in Delray Beach, Florida. Alexander Jerich, 20, received his writing sentence on Thursday, April 21 after he purposely left a 15-foot skid mark across a memorial rainbow intersection, dedicated to those who lost their lives in the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, unveiled on June 12, 2021. As Jerich was driving across the intersection he did a burnout, leaving the indelible skid mark.Judge Scott Suskauer, believing Jerich to be ignorant of the meaning of the memorial, ordered him to research and write about the 49 people who died at Pulse Nightclub and about the people and loved ones they left behind. He also asked for Jerich’s analysis as to why the LGBTQ community receives such hate.“I want your own brief summary of why people are so hateful and why people lash out against the gay community,” Suskauer said.According to the Palm Beach Post, Jerich pled guilty in March to criminal mischief and reckless driving.