Posts tagged ‘Hate crime’

September 1, 2011

Man Attacked Outside of Salt Lake City Gay Club

by Accidental Bear

A 20-year-old Salt Lake City gay man was attacked and hospitalized last Friday night as he left the downtown club, Club Sound. Dane Hall was in the hospital for four days, lost six teeth and his jawbone was broken in three places. This is a dirty rotten shame on the human race! Mike Enders

 

Hall said he left Club Sound, which is gay-themed on Friday nights, and crossed the street to the corner of 600 West and 200 South in Salt Lake City, when four men approached him and began yelling gay slurs. He was then punched in the back of the head and knocked to the ground. One of the assailants grabbed his shirt and began punching him in the face, he said. After Hall fell to the ground again, the attacker grabbed him, placed his open mouth over the street curb and stomped on the back of head, knocking out six teeth in a move commonly referred to as ‘curb checking,’ which can result in death in many cases. Two other assailants kicked him repeatedly in the stomach, Hall said. The attackers called him a ‘fag’ and took his identification and $40, he said.

“I could have died. And a piece of bone from my jaw was jammed into my brain, to make things worse,” Hall said in email correspondence because his jaw is still wired shut after the attack. “If anyone has any information leading to the arrest I am offering a $10,000 reward.”

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August 9, 2011

SHAME: Sister of Perpetual Indulgence Attacked in the Castro SF CA

by Accidental Bear
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Not Sister in the attack

Does it get any lower? Attacking a female nun. I suspect this was a lethal dose us alcohol and stupidity. None the less, worrisome that this happens in the ‘gay village.’ AB

On Sunday, July 31, a member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence was assaulted and called a “faggot” during an early morning attack in the Castro district. The incident happened at around 2 a.m. According to the Bay Area Reporter, this is how the alleged hate crime went down.

stoptheviolence.jpgThe Sister told police he was walking past The Crystal Way, 2335 Market Street, when he saw a woman and said, “Hello, my darling. How are you this evening?”The report says the woman responded by grabbing the Sister’s waist, pushing him, and yelling at him. The Sister was unsure what the woman said, but “does distinctly remember that the suspect called him a ‘faggot,’” the report says.

The suspect then shoved the Sister again, knocking him into the window of 2337 Market Street (the address of the restaurant Blue) and causing him to fall, according to police. The woman then either punched or used an object to break The Crystal Way’s window before fleeing.

 

The unidentified Sister went on to tell police he believed he was attacked “because of his sexual orientation and that he was dressed as a female nun.”

No arrests have been made.

In related news, the Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence, along with the Castro Community On Patrol (CCOP), and Triangle Martial Arts Association (TMAA), have helped form Stop The Violence, a campaign aimed at ending increasing violence in the Castro. The project helps distribute safety whistles, conducts personal safety seminars, and “take[s] any step necessary to make our communities safer.” Go here for more details.

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August 9, 2011

SF CA: Cops Seeking Teen Gang That Committed Duboce Triangle Hate Crime Attack

by Accidental Bear

On Saturday night, three white males described as being in their “mid-teens” attacked a 52-year-old Santa Barbara man with a baseball bat near Market and Sanchez in Duboce Triangle. The teens, who yelled homophobic slurs at the victim during the attack, fled with the man’s keys and had not been found as of Monday evening.

 

No arrests have been made yet and the victim waited until Sunday to report the crime. The three boys fled on foot and were wearing dark clothing.

The case is being handled by SFPD’s special investigations divisions, which covers hate crimes, and is the second alleged hate crime to have occurred in the neighborhood over the weekend. The other attack on a Sister of Perpetual Indulgence, occurred just over a block away on Market Street, although the two incidents appear unrelated.

Anyone with info on Saturday night’s incident is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

An again: the Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence, along with the Castro Community On Patrol (CCOP), and Triangle Martial Arts Association (TMAA), have helped form Stop The Violence, a campaign aimed at ending increasing violence in the Castro. The project helps distribute safety whistles, conducts personal safety seminars, and “take[s] any step necessary to make our communities safer.” Go here for more details.

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July 5, 2011

2 Gay Soldiers, Friends Allegely Beaten By Men Shouting Anti-Homosexual Slurs

by Accidental Bear

I must admit, my first response to this news was my hope that these two gay solders had it in them , to open up a can of whoop ass on this anit-gay offenders and call in my flag holders reading, “See , See , don’t fuck with us fags.” Unfortunately the indecent did not end well, but with the attacked left with bruised ribs and facial fractures among other serious injuries.

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police are investigating a suspected hate crime after a group of men beat two gay Fort Carson soldiers and others while shouting anti-homosexual and racial slurs. The victims told KRDO-TV they believe they were targeted at a fast food restaurant early Saturday because they’re gay.

Two victims are Fort Carson soldiers, who asked to remain anonymous because being identified as homosexual could harm their military careers. Read more at www.thedenverchannel.com

June 27, 2011

Handpicked News: Portland Hate Crime, True Blood’s Gay Secret, Neil Patrick Harris…

by Accidental Bear

A Gay Marriage Etiquette Guide Gay New Yorkers can now get married. That’s great news, of course, but let’s not forget that there is no bigger logistical or etiquette nightmare on this planet than planning a wedding. Since the traditional roles for a male-female wedding go out the window for gay nuptials, here are some ground rules an suggestions to get you started. More »

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Men Arrested, Released in Portland Hate Crime

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Two men were arrested in connection with an antigay attack in Portland, Ore., early Saturday morning, then released. Shawn Siefke (top right) and Christian Sanchez-Villavencio (bottom right) asked a man for directions at about 3 a.m. on Saturday. They allegedly began hurling antigay epithets at him before pushing him to the ground. Andrew Smith (left) came to the man’s aid and then found himself punched and eventually kicked in the head. Siefke and Sanchez-Villavencio left the scene only to inadvertently return when police arrived — they were both arrested.

True Blood’s Gay Secret Is Out Teasing the new season of HBO’s True Blood,TVLine.com editor Michael Ausiello reported in a June 15 post that “a major character, heretofore heterosexual, will be involved in a same-sex romance.” The identity of said character was revealed when the fourth season premiere aired Sunday: Not only has Tara (Rutina Wesley) fled Bon Temps for New Orleans and become a cage-fighter, but she’s also sleeping with a sexy girlfriend named Naomi (Vedette Lim).

Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka To Marry: Gay Marriage Passage Enables Stars To Wed  UPDATE: Neil Patrick Harris clarified his engagement status with Burtka — they’ve been engaged for a long time now! “David and I did propose to each other, but over five years ago! We’ve been wearing engagement rings for ages, waiting for an available date,” the star tweeted Saturday morning.

 

 

June 26, 2011

Chicago Pride Floats Get Cut

by Accidental Bear

Really? This is like picking on a child. Thankfully the damage was just superficial and pride marched on in the windy city. Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. I call low blow.

In what could be a hate crime, dozens of tires on floats headed for Chicago’s Pride Parade were cut with knifes just hours before the Parade Sunday.

Chuck Huser, owner of long-time Pride float provider Assocated Attractions at 4834 S. Halsted on Chicago’s South Side, said the floats were fine when he left 8 p.m. Saturday night, but when he returned 5 a.m. Sunday to start preparation for drivers to depart, he found two tires punctured each on more than 30 floats.

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April 27, 2011

Advocates Rally in Support of Transgender Beating Victim

by Accidental Bear

What is most disturbing about this video of a trans women being attacked is the amount of men that didn’t lift a finger to help, but egged on the situation with laughter and a playful banter that would make anyone with a conscience, sick to their stomach. – AB

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By Jon Fairbanks, 365gay contributor

On Monday, hundreds of people rallied in front of the McDonald’s restaurant in Maryland where a transgender woman was viciously beaten by two teenage girls.

The victim, 23-year-old Chrissy Polis did not attend the rally but members of her family showed up in support, including her mother, Renee Carr.
“The turnout tonight is wonderful, I’m so happy,” Carr said. “I didn’t think that McDonald’s was a dangerous place, all she wanted to do was eat and use the bathroom.”

Last week Polis was attacked outside of the restroom in the restaurant. A worker recorded the beating which shows Polis trying to defend herself. The video was posted online and quickly went viral.

A female customer, 55-year-old Vicki Thoms, tried to intervene but was struck in the face by one of the attackers.

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April 18, 2011

Antigay Mob Attack Caught on Video

by Accidental Bear

What a bunch of punk ass bitches. Things like this make my blood boil. Each and every one of those involved, one kick, one punch, in this attacked should be be put to death! I don’t want to hear any arguments about, young misguided youth. I am a a strong believer in stronger punishments for hate crimes and bringing back , an eye for an eye.

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By Advocate.com Editors

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Video evidence shows that Joshua Esskew was attacked by a mob of at least eight young men earlier this month in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

The Herald reports on the attack that took place early April 9 at a convenience store just outside city limits. Esskew, 19, and his friend Da-Neshia Reid had stopped for a soda on the way home.

When Esskew entered the store, one of several young men called him a gay slur. Surveillance video shows him being hit in the head with a bottle, possibly from a 40-ounce beer, and then starting to fight back. READ MORE