NYPD to Victim of Anti-Gay Attack: ‘It Has to Be Something Bigger’


Blake Hayes, who says that the NYPD was negligent in response to a hate crime attack on Hayes and his friends over the weekend, spoke with ABC7.

Said Hayes: "We showed them my friend's lip, which had been cut when he got hit in the face. They basically said that they couldn't get him for assault because there was no physical injury. And we said, 'We just showed you the cut.' And they said, 'Well, it has to be something bigger than that. And we can't charge him with harassment because we didn't see it happen.'...It's almost like they were saying it was OK. He didn't hit you hard enough. Forget about what he said to you."

The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force met with the victims of Saturday's attack early this afternoon.

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Posted September 28, 2009 at 8:02pm ETC by Andy Towle
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