Men Beat Tourist While Calling Him "Faggot"

Categories: Crime, LGBT
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Castro attack
Police are looking for a group of men who took a bat and beat a Santa Barbara tourist near San Francisco's Castro District over the weekend.

According to Police Captain Denis O'Leary, the 52-year-old man, whose sexual orientation is unknown, was walking at Market and Sanchez streets when three men approached him and started beating him with a baseball bat.

"The suspects were heard to yell 'Fuck you, faggot,'" O'Leary tells us.

The three suspects hit the man four times with the bat before one of them took the victim's keys. The victim did not call police to report the beating until the next morning. Police met with him and saw his bruises. They are investigating it as a hate crime. 

The three suspects were described as white men in their teens, wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with any information should contact the San Francisco Police Department at (415) 731-2865.

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Elizabeth Frantes
Elizabeth Frantes

About 10 years ago, while wearing a purple mini and too much makeup, some 'burbs-looking white boys in a car near Castro and Market screamed "faggot" at me .. . for some reason I was flattered .. ..

John Robichau
John Robichau

This is a hate crime, but when a crowd of blacks in Wisconsin attack and beat white people, its not, also, its not even picked up in the media. spshhhh

Shannon Weber
Shannon Weber

Gay people are systemically, institutionally oppressed. White people are not. Look up "systemic" and hopefully you'll know what I mean.

Brian Mcgee
Brian Mcgee

 Actually discrimination against whites is the only LEGAL discrimination there is in this country right now... so really what year are you living in??

It doesnt matter if you agree with Affirmative Action or not but the fact is that it discriminates against whites.

Also in housing, if an area is "too white" then city planners construct a way to get more diversity in an area... fun but they dont have the same attitude about Chinatown or majority non-white area??

Now those who agree with it will say the discrimination is right because its evening out an injustice, but i being a humanitarian can not accept any discrimination.

RE
RE

You missed a group, it's ok to discriminate against Fathers.  Just step into the court house here in San Francisco and listen for a few minutes.

AllenDanzig
AllenDanzig

Yeah, white people have it bad these days. Other people still have it worse, though :p

Brian Mcgee
Brian Mcgee

*funny but they dont have the same attitude about chinatown

Brock Keeling
Brock Keeling

John, you are a confused and sad little man who has deep, DEEP issues with your own sexuality. I pray for you, stud.

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There's more to this story.  Often times some tourists visiting the gay mecca of Castro are construed as gay and hit upon, even locals and vice versa.  I think the victim tried to pick up the wrong men and got duly pummeled.

Franksb2006
Franksb2006

"Duly pummeled"...... So if a straight guy hits on someone that wasn't interested, he should be beaten with a baseball bat?

Derekfschmidt
Derekfschmidt

DULY pummeled?  Let's just say that your 'blame the victim' fantasy has a SHRED of truth, does anyone need to get the crap beaten out of them for flirting?  I seriously think you need to work on some empathy and compassion.  What a callous comment to write.  Oh wait, you're on the internet, so you can sit smugly in your cube somewhere.  Pathetic.  No one deserves this.

Questions.
Questions.

I live a block from Market and Sanchez. I find it amazing that this could take place without witnesses and without the police being called. Things that would be interesting:- What time did this happen- What day did this happen

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