Two gay men were beat up during Austin Gay Pride by man with ignorant anger

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    Sep 23, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    Two gay men were beat up during Austin Gay Pride by man with ignorant anger


    http://www.examiner.com/article/two-gay-men-were-beat-up-during-austin-gay-pride-by-man-with-ignorant-anger
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    Sep 24, 2012 1:11 AM GMT
    The fact that this is a horribly written article is one thing, but two guys getting beaten up by one guy? Really? Unless if this gay basher was Chuck Norris, I don't see why these two guys couldn't have stood up for themselves and at least manage to throw a punch at his face. Can't feel at all sympathetic towards those guys.
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    Sep 24, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
    He better have been the Hulk. If some guy hits me in the face I would probably go ape crazy on his butt. My jaw has be broken and the adrenaline will cover up the pain for awhile. That being said that guy who hit him should be charged with assault regardless and there is no excuse for his actions. However I would beat the hell out of him unless I was knocked out or paralyzed.
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    Sep 24, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    So sad. Couldn't be me in that situation id be in jail right now because I don't play that shit
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    Sep 24, 2012 1:58 AM GMT
    stevee90 saidThe fact that this is a horribly written article is one thing, but two guys getting beaten up by one guy? Really? Unless if this gay basher was Chuck Norris, I don't see why these two guys couldn't have stood up for themselves and at least manage to throw a punch at his face. Can't feel at all sympathetic towards those guys.


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    Sep 24, 2012 4:21 AM GMT
    Crime here is really starting to pick up, especially downtown around 6th street, aka "Dirty Sixth". There is a lot going on there so the attacker may not have even known they were gay and may have just been some lowlife with a chip on his shoulder.
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    Sep 24, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    That's scary. I actually went to gay pride this year for my first time (and volunteered on Friday for setup). I was under the assumption it was safe to be out these days and that I was late.
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    Sep 24, 2012 5:57 AM GMT
    This proves how stupidly Gay from inside they are !

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    Sep 24, 2012 6:16 AM GMT
    I'm sorry but that was a horribly written article. Very distracting...
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    Sep 24, 2012 7:43 AM GMT
    Just so I have this clear, two guys got beat up by one guy. This happened during Pride, the guy got away because????? what? no witnesses? Does that place not have cameras inside it? Did no ones else see it (during gay pride of all times) no one had access to a smartphone and couldnt call 911? My eyes are rolling icon_rolleyes.gif

    Oh and the video on the link has nothing to do with the story icon_confused.gif
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    Sep 24, 2012 8:37 AM GMT
    Ignorant anger.. what does that even mean?
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    Sep 24, 2012 12:19 PM GMT
    So the attacker punched one of the gay guys in the face and broke his jaw. And that caused blood to gush everywhere???

    And one of the gay guys was reaching for the pizza order when this happened. So we're they inside the pizza place when this happened? Do you get your order thru a window on the street? Or is this a street vendor? I'm not understanding the crime scene here. I need a piece of chalk.
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    Sep 24, 2012 12:59 PM GMT
    Is this story written to reinforce the victim in me, or to educate people on to beat gays by being an educated basher?
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    Sep 24, 2012 1:42 PM GMT
    Has there been other news coverage of this? Regarding what this article states:

    Yes, it's possible for one man to overpower 2 others. If the first blows to the face were a surprise move they could easily have taken the first guy out before his companion could react. Then it became one-on-one, and if the assailant was bigger, or stronger, or more experienced with fighting he might have had the advantage.

    As for the blood, the broken jaw was the only injury reported in the article. But other facial injuries from the fists could cause a broken nose and cut lips, both vascular sites which will bleed profusely. And the report of blood "gushing everywhere" could easily have been the exaggeration of an excitable witness.

    The victim of a facial beating will often be drenched in blood. I've had to investigate fights like these myself, and the amount of blood can be quite disturbing, even if the wounds aren't very deep, as with a knife stabbing or a gunshot, injuries which can actually produce less blood in some cases.

    If the police do a proper investigation there's a potential to develop good leads. Even without surveillance cameras there would be witness descriptions. The assailant might have gotten blood on himself which people on the street could have seen, revealing his escape route. His car if nearby might have been spotted.

    It sounds like these guys were getting a slice of pizza to go, or to take to a table, but perhaps their attacker was there for a take-out order, and he had given his name and telephone number when he phoned ahead. He might also be a regular the staff knows. Fingerprints and other forensic evidence could be found at the scene.

    So that if this report is reliable, and the police do their jobs, it's not impossible that this guy is gonna get caught. What I didn't read is that there is convincing evidence that this was a gay hate crime, versus being a random act of violence. And even if it were a hate crime, I don't believe Texas recognizes gays as an included category, so it would be treated as ordinary assault.