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Police: Assault may have been hate crime

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From page A2 | March 12, 2013 | 11 Comments

A weekend assault that left a Davis man hospitalized is being investigated as a hate crime, Davis police said Monday.
Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the victim, who is in his 30s, may have been targeted over his sexual orientation while attending a house party in the 300 block of I Street early Sunday morning. Police were summoned there by a 911 call at about 3:50 a.m., arriving to find the man unconscious, with moderate to major injuries.
“Although the investigation is continuing, officers were able to determine that there was a physical altercation that took place in the front yard,” Glasgow said. Whether anyone witnessed the assault directly, however, remains unclear.
“We have people that came in after the fact,” Glasgow said. As of Monday, details remained “very cloudy — we’re really trying to pick through the pieces” to determine what took place.
Glasgow did not have specific information about the victim’s injuries, but he was listed in good condition Monday afternoon at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, a hospital spokesman said.
A second man also was hurt and had minor injuries when police arrived on scene, but he refused medical aid. Glasgow said investigators are still trying to determine the relationship between the two men.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Davis Police Department at 530-747-5400.

— Reach Lauren Keene at lkeene@davisenterprise.net or 530-747-8408. Follow her on Twitter at @laurenkeene

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  • YesiMarch 12, 2013 - 2:03 pm

    Hey LAUREN KEENE, This is CLEARLY a HATE CRIME.

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  • Alex PearsonMarch 12, 2013 - 2:40 pm

    Damn right it was a hate crime.

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  • robMarch 12, 2013 - 7:14 pm

    Yes, it IS a hate crime. BUT, a reporter cannot say that as fact, regardless of how we feel or how much evidence is present. She would be sued. The perp is "innocent until proven guilty" and reporters must take that stance, so everything is "alleged" and "possibly" until the case is adjudicated. So, please lay off her, she's doing her job.

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  • HeatherMarch 13, 2013 - 12:45 pm

    Now this is a real report. She didn't do her job. She did the absolute bare minimum and didn't even get the facts. http://davisvanguard.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6207%3Apossible-hate-crime-stuns-davis-community&catid=54%3Alaw-enforcement&Itemid=87

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  • TadrieMarch 12, 2013 - 2:28 pm

    The person with the minor injuries is the one who unnessesarily beat up the victim. His injuries are not moderate, he is recovering, but a fractured sckull is by far a "moderate" injury

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  • Alex PearsonMarch 12, 2013 - 2:38 pm

    Well, this is some piss-poor reportage. Even I know more than this. Are all your real journalists on sabbatical?

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  • LisaMarch 12, 2013 - 6:11 pm

    This was a hate crime; there was only one victim. Moderate injuries? He's still in the hospital...common sense tells you those aren't "moderate"! Your other so-called victim with minor injuries, is the cold-hearted assailant. There was no altercation, this was an attack to say the least. I know you can only report the info you receive from Davis PD; sounds like Davis PD investigators got their head up their you know what. If someone is in the hospital with multiple head and face fractures, how do you not arrest his attacker?!

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  • robMarch 12, 2013 - 7:05 pm

    Reading the comments here I have to address this. First, I 100% agree that this is a hate crime and the perpetrator needs to be found and punished. Second, the police investigate it as a "possible" hate crime, and the victim was "allegedly" beaten because until the perp is tried in a court of law and the crime has been adjudicated a hate crime, he is innocent until proven guilty! As disgusting as the act is, the police and reporters are not adjudicators and cannot make statements to that "fact" until it is indeed a fact. So quit throwing a fit!

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  • Rob B.March 12, 2013 - 7:35 pm

    Yes, it IS a hate crime. BUT, a reporter cannot say that as fact, regardless of how we feel or how much evidence is present. She would be sued. The perp is "innocent until proven guilty" and reporters must take that stance, so everything is "alleged" and "possibly" until the case is adjudicated. So, please lay off her, she's doing her job.

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  • ChadMarch 14, 2013 - 12:28 pm

    The reports are wrong, Rob. This is not a reporter "doing her job". This is a reporter who didn't do any research and posted gossip. That's not a good reporter. And she would not get sued for saying it's a hate crime. lol That's a joke that you said that. She would get sued over reporting wrong information (like she did) more than that. Either way, nobody's getting sued. And if she can post crap reports, then we have every single right to post our comments about it. Thanks and that's all.

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  • Rob B.March 12, 2013 - 8:52 pm

    Sorry for the multiple posts (and now this one, too)--it kept giving me an error page and then posted all the attempts! Sorry!!!

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