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Wed Mar 3, 2021, 12:20 AM

A gay couple was beaten bloody outside a Missouri casino. Police won't say it's a hate crime.

A gay couple in Missouri has gone public with a weekend ordeal that left both bloodied and in need of hospitalization. As the couple walked outside the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, a group of men attacked them while yelling anti-gay slurs. Investigators in the case have yet to rule it a hate crime.

The names of the victims have not been released to the media, though one victim, a 29-year-old man, did agree to speak with local Fox affiliate Fox 2 on the grounds that he remains anonymous.

“I think about it a lot, especially with my boyfriend. He took a real beating for no reason,” the victim told Fox 2. “It felt pretty helpless. It was pretty scary.”

He went on to describe leaving the casino around 1:30am on Saturday. His boyfriend had a bit too much to drink, and one victim had his arm around the other to help him walk as the pair exited the casino into a parking garage. Along the way they passed another group, where one man made a punching motion toward them.

“They saw me with my arms wrapped around him and that’s why they did that [hitting] motion and said [anti-gay slur],” the victim told reporters. “Obviously, when they said that, everything after that was out of hate, so it’s clearly a hate crime.”

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 12:24 AM

1. Hope they ID and charge the assailants

There's usually a wealth of security cameras at casinos...

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Wed Mar 3, 2021, 12:40 AM

2. Scumbags

This is what worries me in my future. But I'll always carry protection with me because of hate crimes against us

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 09:34 AM

3. They have to catch the perps before they determine the motive.

 

It's not a hate crime until someone is charged with a crime.
Most likely a hate crime, but maybe they owed money to the mob or something.

Let the police do their job.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 09:03 AM

4. This is so disgusting.

How could anybody do this to others?

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