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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-11 08:19 PM
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Gay soldiers beaten in possible hate crime
http://www.newsfirst5.com/news/gay-soldiers-beaten-in-p... /

Their car a bloody mess, a group of Fort Carson soldiers and their friends try to pick up the pieces after a seemingly senseless hate crime early Saturday morning at the Albertacos restaurant in northeastern Colorado Springs.

Chris, one of the victims and a gay soldier, asked that we hide his identity. He tells us a group of black men and women took exception to the way one of them was dressed. "We walked in and immediately one black male started making remarks like, faggot."

Chris tells us hey tried to leave when the shoving started. But when they went out in to the parking lot Chris says it was an ambush. "At that point it was basically a bum rush." he explains, "I turn around and my friend was getting stomped by 6 black males." Chris and his friends were outnumbered and were brutally beaten. "Another female friend of mine was trying to fight off 3 or 4 men." he says.

Two were rushed to the hospital with severe injuries, including one with a fractured face. "He was bleeding very badly and at this point his jaw is wired shut." says Chris. During this interview that victim came to Chris' home. His jaw is shattered, swollen and wired shut.

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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-11 08:24 PM
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1. Recommend
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-11 08:26 PM
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2. This is the America some seemingly want, filled with bigotry and violence. Somehow I'm
not surprised it happened in Colorado Springs.
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RetiredTrotskyite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 10:34 AM
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9. Neither Am I...
Colorado Springs is a big fundie cesspool.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-11 08:58 PM
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3. Sending this to the greatest page
What a sick nation we live in.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-11 09:28 PM
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4. K&R
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HillWilliam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-11 09:43 PM
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5. Another K&R
This is the shyte so many of us having to put up with just for having the breathe the same air as those beasts.

I served at Ft Carson in the mid-70s. I didn't *dare* let anyone know. It wasn't gay-friendly then and it's only gotten worse.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-03-11 09:51 PM
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6. K&R
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 01:44 AM
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7. Deciding to gang up on a group of soldiers? Seems like a bad idea.
Sure, might be easy at the time. But they have a lot more friends than you do. And those friends have access to a lot of weaponry.
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 09:29 AM
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8. I was thinking the same thing
Ganging up on soldiers is never a good idea.
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-11 11:59 PM
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10. getting coverage on HuffPo
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/05/gay-soldiers-h...

hopefully the restaurant personnel have an idea of these perps, if they are regulars there, and can identify them, along with the victims who were attacked

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