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Jack Price, Victim of Anti-Gay NYC Beating, Leaves Hospital, Speaks


Jack Price, the gay man whose bashing by two thugs in Queens, NYC three weeks ago was captured on surveillance video, left the hospital yesterday following six days in a coma, six days on a respirator, and four surgeries. He lost the vision in one eye.

He speaks to ABC in New York and says he hasn't seen the video of his beating, and never wants to.

Watch his interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. The "excuse" the gay bashers gave PROVE that they beat the victim for being gay. How on Earth was that excuse supposed to help them?

    Posted by: Lock 'Em Up | Oct 30, 2009 1:18:46 PM

  2. I can't wait until they're sentenced.

    ...Not that it will really send any sort of message.

    Posted by: Marc | Oct 30, 2009 1:46:51 PM

  3. Sick and tired of it yet? Bash Back.

    Posted by: New Jersey Girl | Oct 30, 2009 1:48:01 PM

  4. I'm all for bashing back. They attack us because they think we are weak. If we prove to them we are not weak they will stop attacking us. Because they are really just cowards.

    Bash Back!

    Posted by: walt | Oct 30, 2009 2:31:04 PM

  5. It's time that an example be made of these thugs to send a clear message that these types of crimes will not be tolerated.They should receive the maximum sentence for aggravated assault in addition to the sentence for commission of a hate crime with both to be served in full.Perhaps 10-15 years in jail will make others think twice before they go out and commit these types of crimes.

    Posted by: robert | Oct 30, 2009 2:39:26 PM

  6. Yeah, I'm sure "Walt" and "New Jersey Girl" go into black and Hispanic neighborhoods to bash back all the time.

    Posted by: JT | Oct 30, 2009 2:51:19 PM

  7. Just to let you know that the link to the interview is being directed to an Eyewitness News 7 preview segment on a Wedding Disaster.

    Posted by: Kerry | Oct 30, 2009 3:04:03 PM

  8. KERRY it's the first clip on the bottom left side, not sure why it posted that way.

    Why it's easy to say bash back, the reality is that Price would have no chance against the two thugs, you also do not know if they were armed and would have escalated if he did.

    That aside, there are plenty of men in prison who are going to enjoy the fresh meat, guards typically look the other way when trash is being 'cleaned' in the showers.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Oct 30, 2009 3:30:39 PM

  9. Hey JT, I live in a neighborhood that is primarily black and hispanic. I've never had a problem here. When I lived in a predominately white area was when I had issues. Mostly from punk kids driving around in their parents car. And you can bet your ass I bashed back.

    I don't really understand your point. It must be under your hat.

    Posted by: walt | Oct 30, 2009 5:30:55 PM

  10. My heart weeps for this man.

    Posted by: tjc | Oct 30, 2009 5:40:30 PM

  11. Even though Jack is out of the hospital he still has a long recovery ahead of him. This will also involve a lot of expenses that are not covered my Medicare and other assistance. If you want to help there is a fund that has been set up by his family for this purpose. You can make a donation via PayPal to Any leftover funds after Jack's recovery will be used to help other hate-crime victims and to help support campaigns against hate crimes.

    Posted by: Claes Lilja | Oct 30, 2009 5:49:13 PM

  12. This story sends a shiver down my spine; my partner was attacked just down the road from where we live in Dublin, and was the culmination of several homophobic incidents against out house. He was left severely shaken and with six stitches just under his eye (a half inch over and he'd have lost the sight). I am saddened to hear about jack's attack, and wish him the very best in his recovery. It's all very well for people to say "bash back" but we need to change the culture, isolate these thugs and have proper law enforcement of homophobic crimes around the world, so attacks like this stop.

    Posted by: Sean R | Oct 30, 2009 8:41:52 PM

  13. Walt : You're full of crap. That's your pc fantasy of who queer-bashers are.

    Posted by: JT | Oct 30, 2009 10:32:33 PM

  14. JT: You're the one who's full of crap. They keep beating us because of who we are, and because we do nothing to fight back. It doesn't matter what they are, it's what they do to us.

    Bash back with deadly force. Carry a gun or a knife at all times. Learn martial arts. Do it to them before they do it to you.

    Posted by: Attmay | Nov 2, 2009 11:06:35 AM

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