Police: Two Men Were Called Gay Slurs and Beaten with Bats in Northeast Dallas Yesterday

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The intersection near where an alleged hate crime occurred this morning.
Around 2 a.m. yesterday morning, two men were walking near the corner of Audelia Road and Forest Lane in northeast Dallas when, according to police, a dark four-door car, adorned with tinted windows and 24-inch rims, approached them slowly.

There were five or six black men inside, all thought to be their 20s, police say. The pedestrians didn't recognize any of them, but as the car got closer, the suspects started barraging the two victims with anti-gay slurs, calling them "fags" and "sissy."

Then came the bats.

Some of the suspects got out of the car, police say, and two brought baseball bats with them. One victim took at least four cracks to the head and was knocked unconscious, only coming to after the suspects fled the scene, police say. The second victim fought back as three men repeatedly pummeled his head and stomach.

As the suspects tried to flee the area, the second victim was caught in the passenger's side door of the car, which police believe may have been a Buick. He told police he was dragged some distance before he was able free himself.

The two victims drove themselves to Medical City Hospital, where they checked in the Emergency Room and called the police. The Dallas Police Department is calling the incident a hate crime, meaning it could carry significantly stiffer penalties if the suspects are arrested and convicted. The department is asking witnesses, or anyone with knowledge of the assault, to call Detective Chris Anderson at (214) 671-3616.

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Chris Army
Chris Army

Several unrelated homicides within a 5 block radius of that intersection in the last 4 months. And that doesn't count the 2 (seperate) incidents in which pedestrians were killed by hit & run drivers.

Anyone ever notice the store named "K&L Cheap Cigarettes & Snacks" on Whitehurst Drive just down the street from the Taco Bueno at Skillman & Audelia.

Almost as good as the "Slush Yo Mouth" Snow Cone shop around the corner !!

Couldn't think of a better area to rollout DPD's surveilliance camera's or even a few of those "Shotspotter" boxes.

Pants on the ground !! Pants on the ground !!

Lauren Mead
Lauren Mead

What I find disturbing is not too long ago in our American history...African-American ppl were being tormented with the fear of being beat up just for being different.  It makes me sad they are  doing the same thing to others.  When will we learn to love each other and to embrace uniqueness as beauty?! 

joewest666
joewest666

 I would rather learn to pump pistol rounds into them as they go all baseball bat on me but then.. that's just me.

WuTang
WuTang

"Walking" along the street, beaten down and then "drove" to the hospital?  I smell a bass in this story.

Guest
Guest

The perps were "four black men in a car with tinted windows and 24-inch rims"...

Questions for liberals:If "hate" is supposed to be stoked by the awful messages of the Republican Party and Rush Limbaugh, then why aren't more of the local hate crime reports perpetrated by middle-class heterosexual Christian white men? If diversity is supposed to be strength and peace and harmony, how come we have blacks beating up gays?   Blacks and gays are only supposed to be victims!   How can this be considered a hate crime when blacks are responsible?   Hate is only allowed to flow from the majority to the minority!

You don't like it when we stereotype, and yet I can't remember the last time that I read about a beating where four white men got out of a Toyota Prius.   Why do stories like this always feature perpetrators whose description corresponds perfectly to the standard stereotypes of a criminal?

Diane Birdwell
Diane Birdwell

It happens. In this one area, white men and black men are equally offensive and dangerous---homophobic. Growing up in the Oak Lawn, I saw many a time when WHITE MEN--young ones---would throw things at gay men, open car doors to slam them, yell slurs... So don't get all high and mighty, son. It still happens, they just don't publicize every instance.

Calvin Simpson
Calvin Simpson

My parents live on Chimney Hill Lane, a street in a nice little enclave of homes built in the 70s, not a mile from this intersection. I used to laugh because every time we hit the red light at Audelia and Forest, my step-dad would lock the doors, like clockwork. I don't laugh anymore--he has the right idea.

Texasdave60
Texasdave60

I've experienced the misfortune of being beaten senseless by a group of black men over a $0.50 package of Ramen Noodles.  While enduring that assault, I was repeatedly called "Whiteboy", White M#thaf#cka", "Cracker", etc.  I was obviously wrong in my assertions that I didn't have to pay a "tax" to live safely in the "neighborhood".  While filing my affidavits, my beating was never classified as a "HATE CRIME", even though the assailants were very clearly beating me up for being white.  What's up with the application of the standard?

joewest666
joewest666

Eric Holder's people cannot be racist.  Don't you know that is what you got when you voted hopey change?

downtownworker
downtownworker

You had every right to report it as a hate crime, provided that it happened after 2001 when Rick Perry signed it into law.

Texasdave60
Texasdave60

Uh, I was in Lew Sterrett Jail at the time....the perps were already convicted of their incident felonies and were awaiting transport to the ID of TDCJ. What, it's on the victims of a beating to say "They hated on me"?

RTGolden
RTGolden

As a straight, white, male, you have the privilege of belonging to the only population segment not to enjoy any special protections from the government.  Unless you're rich, and can buy a politician or two.

RLR
RLR

Doesn't seem that long ago, when two black men walking down the street were being beaten by white 20 somethings, because they were felt to be inferior. What's the difference? The perpetrators may have changed, but the crime is exactly the same. Sad.

Cxe
Cxe

There is a need for hate crimes. They place emphasis on the reason the crime was committed. For a long time, lynchings were seen as a normal occurrence. African-Americans did not report it because of fear and a lot of times nothing was done about the crime if it was reported. The same is true about crimes against gays today. Therefore, to make a point and to let the public know this type of thing will not be tolerated, the courts place stronger punishments against people who commit crimes against certain groups of people, who were not always protected by laws that were supposively in place to protect everyone. Beating someone with a bat because they are gay or hanging someone from a tree because they are black is ridiculous and the fact that people got off for this type of stuff in the past is what makes a hate crime very necessary. And it drives a message home for anyone who ponders committing an act of violent bigotry in the future.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

"There is a need for hate crime charges." You may wanna roll with my correction.

Albert
Albert

24" rims - racial code words.

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EDIETS Promo CODE

If this was a legitimate thing and not just trolling your racism around, why wait till 9 years later to bring it up? 

pak152
pak152

so what race/ethnicity are the victims? is this a black on black, black on brown, black on white?

why no mention?????

TheGayBusDriver
TheGayBusDriver

Most likely knowing the neighborhood it's black on black

Eddie G. Pantoja
Eddie G. Pantoja

COMPLETE MADE UP STORY.. THESE 2 QUEENS WERE WALKING DOWN FOREST AND AUDELIA AT 2AM FOR NO REASON...?? LOL IM FROM THE HOOD I ACTUALLY LIVED THERE AND  IVE BEEN IN THIS LIFESTYLE FOR ALONG TIME.. HOWD THEY KNOW THEY WERE GAY BY PASSING BY?? IF THEY HAD A CAR TO DRIVE TO THE HOSPITAL WHY WERE THEY WALKING?? PROBABLY STOLE SOME TRICKS WALLET AND  HE CAME BACK WITH HIS FRIENDS.. OR EX BOYFRIEND.. OR TRANNIES WHO LIED ABOUT WHAT THEY WERE... IM SORRY BUT IF I EVER TELL MY GAY FRIEND AT 2 AM BITCH LETS GO WALK AROUND AUDELIA AND FORREST FOR NO REASON.. THEN SOMETHINGS WRONG WITH ME.. THERE ARE WAY TO MANY LOOP HOLES.. I FEEL BAD THEY GOT BEAT BUT.. IM PRETTY SURE  THERE INNOCENCE IS BEING  EXAGGERATED A BIT 

brian
brian

yeah random attacks of violence are always the victim's fault. just like that girl who was raped, she was asking for it. *eyeroll*

TheGayBusDriver
TheGayBusDriver

I agree with you! Somethings up with that picture! I'm gay and I know what goes on on Forest.

Chevytexas
Chevytexas

Yeah, exaggerated like your sorry cap-twittering ass. Maybe your homies in the Buick were the tricks, trying to get even. Maybe it was you.

Yesterday's News
Yesterday's News

I'm sure that the guilt of the assailants is being "exaggerated" a bit too.

Because clearly 2 guys on foot are capable of doing something to justify a carload of thugged out dudes beating them senseless.

Bob
Bob

@MR. PANTOJA (OR MS. PANTOJA, IF YOU PREFER): WATCH YOUR BACK--SPOUTING OFF LIKE THIS WILL EARN YOU MUY BAD KARMA.

GAYborHOOD
GAYborHOOD

 "IVE BEEN IN THIS LIFESTYLE FOR ALONG TIME.."Gay, or hood? Please clarify. Oh, and drop the all caps. Or is that how 'hoods type?

DaTruth
DaTruth

I think his lifestyle is being a douchebag. Being gay isn't a lifestyle. But he does have a valid question as to why someone was walking at Forest and Audelia at 2am. I used to live over there when I first moved to Dallas and there is no way in hell I'd be walking there at night. Unless you have some serious hankering for some chicken, but even then you should really be in your car.

Rangers100
Rangers100

This is why I live downtown. Way too dangerous out in the sprawl.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

You can't have your urban utopia without the supporting sprawl, dingus. 

brian
brian

yeah the crime in downtown, oak lawn, deep ellum, and central dallas is much safer than west and east dallas. especially at night.

Yesterday's News
Yesterday's News

What's funny is my folks were always convinced that DT Dallas and Deep Ellum were hotbeds for crime. Reality is my East Dallas neighborhood was many times more dangerous, even deadly. Worst thing that's ever happened to me downtown is getting hassled for money by a homeless person.

Mike Dimone
Mike Dimone

 My worst experience was parking in lot and having my car booted  and held for ransom by a rouge "towing enforcement" group called Hawkeye.

downtownworker
downtownworker

Amen. I feel so much safer downtown than I've felt in parts of Uptown, but don't tell anybody. They might want to move downtown and ruin it for the rest of us.

MattL1
MattL1

Obviously this is really bad and I feel sorry for the victims. There is no excuse for such behavior. 

But seriously... 24" rims on a fucking Buick?! What's next, Lamborghini doors on a Yugo?  

TimCov
TimCov

"What's next, Lamborghini doors on a Yugo? "

I think I've seen this. I know I've seen Buicks with Lamborghini doors.

Paul
Paul

Can we just bring in the right ears or do we have to bring in the whole scalp?

downtownworker
downtownworker

Listening to people complain about hate crime laws, when they have never been the victims of crime, is like watching a bunch of rich dudes discuss funding for birth control.

pak152
pak152

 any crime is a hate crime.

downtownworker
downtownworker

Tell that to someone who likes beating up and robbing the elderly.

Yesterday's News
Yesterday's News

No, not really.

Twdigofbyah
Twdigofbyah

What kind of fucked up human being complains about the existence of hate crime laws? Did you not get beaten up, and WISH you had been? We you unfairly ignored your entire life? Please explain.

RTGolden
RTGolden

You could also say Christians kill the Jews and Muslims and Jews kill the Christians.  Hatred and violence in the Levant are equal opportunity programs, every one gets in on it.

Lebanon:  Amal, Fatah, Hizbollah - Muslim extremist groups (among many many more)              Phalange, Noumour, Marada - Christian extremist groups (among many more)              ASL (Israeli financed Army of Southern Lebanon)

And for full disclosure, the Nation of Israel itself, killed 34 and wounded 170 US sailors on the first day of the 1967 war.  This is the Jews killing even those who are there to support them.

james was correct when he said 'jews kill the arabs'.  He, like you, just left out some of the other killing that goes on in the name of God.

pak152
pak152

 you're  incorrect when you say "jews kill the araba" that should read "muslims kill jews" since many Arabs are Christians and they aren't killing the Jews.

you could also say Muslims kill Christians.but you're correct with your question "how often is a crime a 'hate crime'?"

james
james

the germans kill the jews and the jews kill the araba and the arabs kill the hostages and that is the news. world is full of hate. how often is a crime a 'hate crime'.

pak152
pak152

 so a Irishman from Belfast hits  an Irishman from the Republic is that a hate crime?An Englishman hits a Scot is that a hate crime?A Frenchman hits a German, hate crime?

how can you tell what is in one's mind?

I suggest you read Thomas Sowellhttp://www.jewishworldreview.c...

FrostyBubblePatches
FrostyBubblePatches

Too bad none of the victims had a gun.

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

This.

I would love to have read the story "Group of Ignorant Fools Get Balls Shot Off When They Picked The Wrong People To Mess With"

Tasers would have been equally entertaining.

pak152
pak152

 can't wait for a gun control advocate to speak about registering and restricting the sale of baseball buts.

Phelps
Phelps

Ditto.

Support Pink Pistols.  Armed gays don't get bashed.

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