Fairness Campaign fears burglars targeted gay homeowners

Published: Oct. 20, 2010 at 11:16 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2010 at 11:49 PM EDT
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Bob Cundiff
Bob Cundiff

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Members of the Fairness Campaign are questioning two burglaries that happened less than a mile from each other. Chris Hartman, director of the Fairness Campaign, believes the homeowners may have been targeted because they are gay.

Hartman said the burglaries were similar. One of the homeowners, Bob Cundiff, said he feels uneasy since it happened. He said his home was ransacked. His carpet and some of his furniture were bleached.

"It's hard to even leave home 'cause you hate to think what you might come back to," Cundiff said.

Hartman called a meeting in front of Cundiff's home, Wednesday afternoon.  Hartman said he wanted to raise awareness and to send the message it will not be tolerated in the community.

Several members of the Louisville Metro Police Department attended the meeting, along with State Rep. Jim Wayne (D-District 35) and Councilman David Tandy (D-District 4) showed their support.

Major Steve Green, commander of the LMPD Fourth Division, said the Metro Police are investigating both cases as burglaries, but have not identified them as hate crimes.

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