Woman Beaten Unconscious In Long Island Hate Crime

A lesbian couple on Long Island were attacked earlier this month in Patchogue in an assault that police say they are investigating as a hate crime.
Kimberly Page was brutally attacked by a group of four men on Long Island

A lesbian couple on Long Island were attacked during the early morning hours of July 7 in an assault that police say they are investigating as a hate crime.

Kimberly Page told Suffolk police she and her girlfriend had been socializing with co-workers and friends in a local bar prior to the assault.

After leaving the bar, the couple were approached on the street by a group of four men, one of whom made homophobic comments to Page’s girlfriend asking why she would want to be with another female.

The women say they ignored the men, but the group persisted. Page says she told them, “I’m trying to make it known I’m not trying to fight or have an altercation.”

Page told NewsDay: “My girlfriend [was] in high heels, a little bit more feminine than I am, and [the suspect said] ‘I’m not going to fight you because you’re a woman, I’m going to fight her,’ meaning me, ‘ because she’s a man.’”

At that point, the man slapped Page’s girlfriend, knocking her to the ground, and then he punched Page causing her to lose consciousness.

“I know now that he was bashing my head on the concrete ground multiple times,” Page told reporters at a press conference. “While that is going on, another one of the men was holding and pushing my girlfriend to the ground, in order for her not to help me.”

Both women were taken to nearby Long Island Community Hospital. Page was held overnight and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, and her girlfriend was treated as well.

At the press conference, Page’s mother, said, “We love Kimberly, we love everything about Kimberly. We wouldn’t change anything about her. But every time she leave the house, I’m afraid.”

Suffolk County Police are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the attack.

Anyone with pertinent information can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers via anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, texting “SCPD” and your message to “CRIMES” (274637) or by email at www.tipsubmit.com. All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential.

Suffolk County police say they are looking for the man circled in the surveillance photo below in conjunction with the attack.

(photo: SCPD)

Brawl At The Bagel Shop: When You Dare Someone To Attack You And They Do

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UPDATE: Some folks got creative… LOL

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Note: When ranting at complete strangers in a bagel shop about nothing that has to do with them, if you dare someone to “Go ahead and attack me” – it just might happen.

Apparently, the man has had some bad luck on dating apps with women having issue with his height of five feet tall and had been taking out his rage at everyone at the bagel shop.

I don’t think his issue is his height, just saying.

And by the way, as the saying goes, “Don’t let your mouth write checks your ass can’t cash.”

Four men arrested in anti-gay Long Island attack

Four young men, all under 21 years of age, have been arrested in connection to a violent anti-gay attack in Babylon, N.Y., over the weekend, which resulted in the victims being treated in the hospital.

From the Advocate:

Shane Buckley, 18, Justin Buckley, 17, Gregory Gilbert, 20, and Nicholas Battaglia, 18, all of Oceanside, N.Y., were walking by the two victims on Deer Park Ave., and asked them directions to the Babylon train station.

“The four assailants started yelling anti-gay slurs and crossed the street and attacked them,” Assistant District Attorney Lawrence Opisso said according to Newsday. Opisso did not say what triggered the fight.

The suspects were charged with two counts of third-degree assault as a hate crime. The three older suspects were also charged with second-degree gang assault, NBC New York reports.