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Cops: Woman Attacked During Alleged Hate Crime in Riverside

Woman reported being pushed, shoved, and hit during incident.

Southampton Town police are investigating an alleged hate crime in Riverside during which a woman was allegedly attacked with verbal slurs over her sexual orientation, pushed, and hit.

According to Southampton Town police, a complaintant reported that on Jan. 24 at 12:07 a.m. she was at the Valero gas station at the Riverside traffic circle when she was allegedly attacked by several male subjects after she asked one for a cigarette.

Police said the men grabbed the victim by the face and shoved her backwards into a parked car, causing pain to her back and neck. The men, police said, attempted to hit the woman and uttered obscenities against the victim's sexual orientation and appearance during the altercation.

The victim sought medical attention the following day at Peconic Bay Medical Center, where police said she was diagnosed with head, neck and back trauma. 

The incident was referred to the Southampton Town Police department's detective division for a follow-up investigation.


Dennis January 30, 2013 at 03:59 PM
What kind of violent crime is NOT a "hate crime"? When is it NOT hateful to physically assault someone? Is it ever "loving" to try and hurt someone? When will George Orwell's estate sue the government for copyright infringement?
emily moon January 31, 2013 at 01:49 AM
Is this Dennis Hand?
EarleyEditorial January 31, 2013 at 11:57 PM
You are, at least you appear to be, an official news source - do you not employ copy editors? "[...] a complaintant* reported [...] allegedly attacked by several male male** subjects [...]" * "complainant" ** "male" - only once
Dennis February 06, 2013 at 12:24 AM
No, ma'am.

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