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Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 08/ 4/2010

2 arrested in Takoma Park hate crime

By Washington Post editors

An 18-year-old man and a juvenile were arrested in connection with an alleged gang-related hate crime in the Takoma Park, NBC 4 reports.

Leo Connel and a 16-year-old juvenile are accused of being among a group of 8-10 people who approached two people leaving an IHOP on New Hampshire Avenue about 2:20 a.m. Tuesday morning. Police say one of the suspects reached in a car the victims were in and assaulted one person. Another suspect had already damaged the hood of the car, police said.

The group allegedly yelled insults at the the victims based on their sexual orientation.

By Washington Post editors  | August 4, 2010; 10:50 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland  
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Comments

How did they know the sexual orientation just by looking at them?

Posted by: ronjaboy | August 4, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

How did they know the sexual orientation just by looking at them?

Posted by: ronjaboy | August 4, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

How did they know the sexual orientation just by looking at them?

Posted by: ronjaboy | August 4, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

How did they know the sexual orientation just by looking at them?

Posted by: ronjaboy | August 4, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Some gay men are purposely obvious; they act and dress in a way that let's you know their sexual orientation. That does not give anyone the right to verbally or physically attack them. Do the attackers feel more like men? Are they insecure about THEIR sexual orientation? I hope these clowns get the maximum prison time. They may find out what it feels like to get their salad tossed.

Posted by: skinfreak | August 4, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

@skinfreak, why do you assume the victims are men? The article doesn't specify if the two people are men or women.

I have seen many heterosexual men whose affectations could be described as effeminate. Stereotypes don't work.

Posted by: kpharmer | August 4, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

its great they were able to arrest these two and hopefully they can get more information on the gang from them.

Posted by: MarilynManson | August 4, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

We need to stop all this gang banging!!! People keep getting hurt.

Posted by: englundc | August 4, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

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