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  1. Caliban says

    Someone is bound to recognize the group. Hopefully they’ll follow through and report them to authorities. It’d be great to see these schmucks prosecuted for the crime.

  2. JL says

    Although my first thought was “Why did the person that was recording this not stop the fight?”, my very next thought was “Thank God there are people that think quickly enough to catch pictures!” Thank you, to whoever caught them on video! It’s only a matter of time…

  3. TampaZeke says

    Just a few days ago the police were telling us that there was NO way that they would be able to track down the perps. Yeah, NO way but maybe to release a PHOTOGRAPH of the fuckers! NOTHING would have been done had this not garnered media attention. In some ways we’re still fighting Stonewall on a daily basis.

    And I seem to remember that the original report identified the attackers as being black. Perhaps my eyesight isn’t what it used to be but the men in that photo look hispanic.

  4. S.c says

    its so funny, not to try to bring back bad memories, but lets see 2 men with very pixelated pictures (Boston) were captured in within days cuz they attacked several ppl, (lets say straight) and this group with a video, were you can see their faces almost in HD, and cant be captured???? come on! nypd you are better than this!

  5. JerzeeMike says

    I remember the days when this would’ve been swept under the rug but I just saw CBS news reporting on this and it seems like the police are making some progress in the case. When police say there’s probably no way anyone would get caught it’s shooting from the hip at that time. When evidence emerges there’s movement on the case, that’s logical. When there’s evidence that goes ignored then we, as a community, should raise our voices in protest. Personally, I don’t buy that no CCTV cameras caught any footage of the attack but the investigation is ongoing. I truly hope these “people” are caught soon & punished fully for their crime.

  6. Derrick from Philly says

    “6 Hispanics and 2 blacks.”

    And 1 dumb pig.

    Have you ever seen a photograph of Victor Cruz? Or the anti-Gay politician, Rueben Diaz? One can be both Hispanic and Black.

  7. Derrick from Philly says

    And 1 dumb Derrick. Pig misused the term Hispanic and caused me to do the same. For the thugs in the video the term is Latino.

  8. Bill says

    @Derrick: the original report said it would be more difficult to track them down given the number of people dressed similarly. That statement was probably made before the police spokesman knew about the video – it might not have been turned over to the police instantly, and someone would have to go over it with witnesses to make sure the guys shown in the picture were not innocent bystanders.

  9. Bill says

    @Derrick: the original report said it would be more difficult to track them down given the number of people dressed similarly. That statement was probably made before the police spokesman knew about the video – it might not have been turned over to the police instantly, and someone would have to go over it with witnesses to make sure the guys shown in the picture were not innocent bystanders.

  10. jamal49 says

    A thug is thug is a thug. Low lifes who brutally attacked two very nice men who were enjoying their Sunday together, bothering no one. Attacked in broad daylight in midtown Manhattan in 2013! Depressing. What must be done? When does this stop?

  11. Derrick from Philly says

    Yesterday, I used the term “thug” to describe the young men in the video. I didn’t realize it until this morning that until they are found guilty they are not “thugs”, they are young men on a surveillance video.

    Years ago I argued with a graduate student from the African-American Studies department at our university. He told me, “you don’t know if the boys in the Central Park Jogger Case are guilty.”

    I said, “but they confessed, they knew certain details of the crime.”

    He gave me a look that brought me much deserved shame. And the expression on his face said, “you ought to know the history of how police departments in our country extract confessions from citizens-especially minority youth.”

    The young men in the Central Park Jogger case spent 10 years in jail for a crime they did NOT commit.

    The young men the above video are innocent until proven guilty, right?

    When I got up this morning I worried over my use of the word “thug”. When I looked into my bathroom mirror I could have sworn I saw Clarence Thomas for a second in the relection. Shame.

  12. ratbastard says

    @S.c.

    9000 police and intelligence personnel were working on finding the Boston bombers. BPD,police departments around Greater Boston, MA state police, FBI, CIA, NSA …front page news around the world.

    2 guys getting assaulted after a Knicks game in midtown/Chelsea isn’t exactly high priority. Folks planning on being in the area are well advised to be aware when there are home games at the garden, start times and estimated end times. I’m always aware of home games being played by the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics here in Boston, partly because I frequently must be in areas that are heavily impacted with additional crowds by home games, not necessarily because I’m afraid of being gay bashed. You of course get a lot of drunk people before and after games, many hang around at bars afterwards, also. So yeah, it’s an environment you want to be aware of.

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