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Men Beaten with Baseball Bats in Anti-Gay Attack in Dallas: VIDEO


Two men have been targeted in Dallas for their perceived sexual orientation, FOX4 reports:

Police said early Tuesday morning two men who were walking near the intersection of Forest Lane and Audelia Road were attacked. According to the police report, five men pulled up alongside of them and began yelling derogatory gay slurs. Several of the men got out of the car and beat the victims in the face, head and body with baseball bats.

Watch their report, AFTER THE JUMP...

The Dallas Voice has more:

According to a police report, the suspects called the victims, both black males, “fags and sissy” before exiting the vehicle and assaulting them. One of the victims said he was struck at least four times in the head with a bat and lost consciousness until after the suspects left. The other victim attempted to fight back and got caught in the passenger side of the suspects’ vehicle. The suspects dragged the victim an unknown distance before he could free himself.

The victims then transported themselves to Medical City Hospital, according to reports. Officers who responded to the hospital described the victims’ injuries as cuts to the head and nose, bruising and swelling to the cheek and eye socket, chipped upper teeth, and abrasions to the toe, finger, shoulder and stomach.

Laura Martin, LGBT liaison officer for the Dallas Police Department, said the victims’ injuries aren’t life-threatening. Martin said the victims didn’t know the suspects. She declined to say whether the victims are in fact gay, but noted that hate crimes can be based on actual or perceived sexual orientation.

Watch FOX4's report, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. It's pathetic men who are trying to prove how manly they are never have the balls to take on another man one-on-one.

    Posted by: Michael | Mar 15, 2012 9:08:32 AM

  2. To be realistic, when the local news reports put quotation marks around the word gay when describing a gay hate crime, as if gay is somehow not the correct/credible terminology to describe GAY men (or in this case, men perceived to be gay), it shouldn't be a major surprise that the culture itself would be one where something like this would occur, sadly.

    Very sad. My thoughts go out to the victims and I hope the bashers get caught quickly before they attack anyone else.

    Posted by: Francis | Mar 15, 2012 10:06:06 AM

  3. "abrasions the stomach" that must have been when the victim was dragged by the perps car. Flashback- Matthew Shepherd...OMG when is this insanity ever going to end?

    Posted by: StraightGrandmother | Mar 15, 2012 10:39:25 AM

  4. The intersection of Forest Lane and Audelia Road is a strange place for a gay hate crime in Dallas, or for that matter, any kind of gay activity. Something doesn't seem right with this story as a gay hate crime even though gay epithets were shouted.

    Posted by: Continuum | Mar 15, 2012 10:43:30 AM

  5. Stupid Negroes...

    Posted by: Adam | Mar 15, 2012 10:51:13 AM

  6. @Francis, I think the quotation marks around gay in this case may refer to the fact that it hasn't been released that the guys attacked were gay or not but perceived to be, which is still enough to prosecute it as a hate crime.
    @Continuum, I was walking around Oak Cliff in Dallas once with a straight friend and we both got yelled at by a passing car ("fags!"). It doesn't take much to flip the switch of a Dallas hater.

    Posted by: Troy | Mar 15, 2012 12:06:45 PM

  7. @ Adam: Of course. Because stupid white people NEVER beat up anyone gay or perceived to be gay.

    BTW: Do you wear a white pointed hood with your flip flops and knock off Prada? Or just online?

    Posted by: Cognitive Dissonance | Mar 15, 2012 2:46:23 PM

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