Interracial Couple Attacked in Possible Hate Crime
An interracial couple and a gay friend were attacked in a possible hate crime outside of a bar in Long Island City, New York.
The group were leaving a birthday party when they were verbally and physically harassed by a group of men spewing racial slurs.
The situation escalated into a full-on assault.
According to NBC New York, the altercation began when one of the attackers kissed Billie James-Vogel, and her husband stepped in. James-Vogel and the man exchanged words before the couple was attacked.
Billie broke her toe and suffered other minor injuries during the assault; Jacob, who was celebrating his 40th birthday that evening, suffered a black eye, cuts and bruises.
Billie says she is still traumatized by that horrific night
Hopefully the culprits are found and brought to justice.
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