Attack Outside Nightclub Investigated As Possible Hate Crime

Lexington Police are investigating an attack outside a Lexington nightclub as a possible hate crime.

It happened over the weekend after a fundraiser at Bang Nightclub on North Limestone.

The man says as he walked to his car, two men yelled an anti-gay remark then began punching him in the face.

The victim's two front teeth were knocked out and he suffered some facial injuries.

The owner of the alternative lifestyle club says he hasn't had problems of this sort in the ten years he has been in business.


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  • by Good Old Girl Location: Kentucky on Feb 27, 2008 at 09:03 PM
    I seriously doubt the police have even tried to find these "haters". I sincerly hope they run upon a pick-up truck full of "Good Old Boys" with some baseball bats, and brass knuckles and get what they so deserve, what goes around, comes around.
  • by Scott Location: Hazard,KY on Feb 25, 2008 at 03:36 PM
    First of all I want to say how sorry I am to the poor guy who was attacked. I hope he makes a complete recovery. Second I wanted to say that there has been a crime committted lets not bring the Bible into it. Gay people are every where and that just a fact even in Hazard, Ky. This definetly needs to be treated as a hate crime and I hope they find the "Haters" that did this to this inocent man. I stand loud and clear, yes even in Hazard, Ky and say Very Proudly that I am Gay! And I will not stand for any "hatecrimes" against me or any one else.....Scott
  • by CrossingsPatron Location: Lexington on Feb 22, 2008 at 06:33 AM
    It's funny that several of us say we were there when the crime took place and none of us stopped it from happening, that is took place in a parking lot next to Crossings owned by Central Parking, not Crossings. When I walked out of the club the EMT's were bringing the man out of the parking lot on a stretcher. If he was attacked outside the front door, which he wasn't, then why did they put him on a stretcher and then take him to a parking lot and only then take him to the ambulance that was parked on Limestone in front of Crossings? Doesn't make sense does it? Also, if he was attacked outside the front door, how did I get out the door? I suggest you do as I did, make a few phone calls and get some facts. Call Crossings and ask questions, read the police report, or if you know this unfortunate gentleman, ask him?
  • by A voice of reason Location: Crying out into the night on Feb 21, 2008 at 05:19 PM
    Why is it that 95% of the hate displayed thus far are from the people with a alternative lifestyle? Seriously, I can't believe some of the hatred and anger that has been displayed so far. For the comment made by ME! in Kentucky in regard to Jesus dying for our sins. True enough, He did die for all of our sins. However, that act by itself does not clease us from sin. You must accept His payment for our sins thru the repentance of sin and turning away from it. If this statement make you angry, then maybe you should listen to what your conscience is trying to tell you. It's not my place to tell you or anyone else what is right or wrong. However, it is our responsibility to tell our brothers and sister when they have erred. In the end we all shall be judged, righteously, based on how we have followed His commandments and thru the repentance from sin. For those who spew hatred and anger towards anyone who trys to bring salvation to people in need, Matthew 7:6 might apply.
  • by President Bush Location: washington DC on Feb 21, 2008 at 01:56 PM
    LOL, Oh man, they should be on the Jerry springer show.
  • by J P Location: LEXINGTON on Feb 21, 2008 at 01:15 PM
    I was there and it did happen on their property outside the front door. It's ashame that the owner of the bar doesn't care about his patrons. There will be a boycott until he provides some security.
  • by Joey on Feb 21, 2008 at 11:05 AM
    I hate people who hate other people so much that it makes me hate even getting up in the morning. As a matter of fact, I hate getting up in the morning so much that I'll probably hate driving to work, hate fixing a pot of coffee, hate filling out my time card and hate staying there the whole day. OH MY GOSH, somebody needs to arrest me, I just committed a whole day of hate crimes! Hey Jeb, your post makes more sense on here than the others. You are right. If a man attacked me and then attacked a gay man, why should the punishment be more for attacking a gay man. Hate is hate; you don't attack people you love but yeah I know, there are domestic attacks even when people love each other. In those cases, it usually involves a lot of alcohol.
  • by Hey Fred on Feb 21, 2008 at 10:08 AM
    But you normally don't see someone picking a fight with a guy who is a hell of a lot bigger than them. Having muscles is a heck of a deterent but you'll always have a drunk guy who thinks he can kick the snot out of anyone. He ends up being so drunk, his grandma could whoop his butt.
  • by CrossingsPatron Location: Lexington on Feb 21, 2008 at 08:32 AM
    I sincerely hope that the gentleman assaulted is able to recover physically.Although I'm quite sure that recovering mentally will be a much more difficult task--my best wishes to you! A friend suggest I read through the comments left on this site and, as he thought, I am appalled by some of these reactions, both gay and straight. A man was assaulted downtown. Our concern needs to be for his well-being as well as any other person enjoying the city. Comments that further controversy and hate only add to the problem. Formulating scenarios of "what might have happened" such as "he was cheating on his boyfriend" is not relevant.The gentleman said he was attacked by someone using derogatory remarks toward homosexuals--this is what we know from his own account.Also, I was at Bang that night and was not aware that an attack took place until I heard it on the news.I don't think blaming the club is fair.How could the club know about things that didn't happen on their property?Use facts.
  • by Me! Location: Ky on Feb 21, 2008 at 05:55 AM
    I have sat back and read these comments for several days just to see what people thought. It is so sad that there are so many haters in the world.First of all,the gentleman attacked I hope you recover from this. Though I doubt you will ever get over the fear of getting jumped again.Secondly,the Holy Bible teaches ALL of us that we are to try to do our best and that we all fall short of his glory.We are to love one another.The Bible speaks of all sins,not just sexual ones. Judging,name calling,hate,sex,it is all addressed in there.No sin is greater or lesser than another.We (I include myself) all need to strive to do better and respect each other.Life is so short. Why can't we all get along and not hurt one another.Jesus died for our sins. Not for any one in person but ALL of us. We should think about that before we commit sins. It was his blood shed that washes us clean.

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