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Yoga Instructor Hospitalized After Gay Couple Attacked
nbcwashington.com ^ | Jul 24, 2012 | Pat Collins

Posted on 07/24/2012 7:26:23 PM PDT by BBell

A hate crime investigation is under way in D.C. after a gay couple’s night out ended in a brutal beating.

Michael Hall Jr. has a broken jaw and a fractured cheekbone following the attack Sunday morning. The 29-year-old yoga instructor was operated on at Howard University Hospital Monday.

His parents, Mike and Gail Hall of Colonial Beach, Va., worried for their son’s safety when he moved to the District nine years ago.

“Every morning, get up and turn Channel 4 news on and see if he was alive or not, who got killed or stabbed,” Mike Hall said.

“My biggest nightmare was that this would happen eventually,” Gail Hall said.

The Halls got the phone call they always feared Sunday morning.

Michael Hall Jr. and his boyfriend, Michael Roike, were heading home from a restaurant just after midnight Sunday when they were ambushed by about five teenagers in the Eckington section of northeast D.C.

“Four or five kids just came out of nowhere without any warning,” Roike said. “We didn’t think it was a robbery because they didn’t immediately ask for something. They just came out swinging and hitting.”

A woman and her boyfriend went to their aid and managed to get them to safety.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; districofcolumbia; feralteens; gunbans; homosexualagenda; nodescriptionofperps; politicalcorrectness; reverseracism; washingtondc
No description of the suspects. Imagine that..........
1 posted on 07/24/2012 7:26:26 PM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

From the headline, I thought a gay couple attacked a yoga instructor.


2 posted on 07/24/2012 7:28:12 PM PDT by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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To: BBell

Racist crime or sexual orientation crime? Or both?


3 posted on 07/24/2012 7:29:42 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: BBell

This plus the supposed “hate crime” attack on a homosexual woman which is also suspicious.


4 posted on 07/24/2012 7:31:14 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: BBell; a fool in paradise

Did they redecorate his interior?


5 posted on 07/24/2012 7:32:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: aynrandfreak

Journalism these days.....


6 posted on 07/24/2012 7:32:15 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: BBell
It wasn't because they were gay, it was because they were white, but black on white crime is not newsworthy.
7 posted on 07/24/2012 7:34:20 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Well since the victims are white it won’t be a racial hate crime even if the suspects do turn out to be a race other then white.


8 posted on 07/24/2012 7:35:06 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: BBell

And, after a month...we’re stuck at 30%


9 posted on 07/24/2012 7:35:36 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Racist crime or sexual orientation crime? Or both?

Depends on who the attackers are. If the attackers are not of European descent, the answer to your question is "it was not a hate crime."

10 posted on 07/24/2012 7:36:22 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: BBell

What were two white guys doing walking around at midnight in that part of town? I would hesitate to drive through it at night.


11 posted on 07/24/2012 7:37:48 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: BBell

“Four or five kids just came out of nowhere without any warning,” Roike said. “We didn’t think it was a robbery because they didn’t immediately ask for something. They just came out swinging and hitting.”


It wasn’t likely a hate crime. That’s nothing more than a typical evening in DC.


12 posted on 07/24/2012 7:39:32 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: BBell
“I can’t think of another reason other than we got out of a fancy town car and we were walking in a not great part of town at a late hour,” Roike said.

So many jokes and smart arse comments...so hard to choose.

13 posted on 07/24/2012 7:41:38 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: aynrandfreak

I thought a yoga instructor was injured after attacking a homosexual couple in his class.


14 posted on 07/24/2012 7:43:14 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: La Lydia

Where else are you gonna score poppers at 11pm?


15 posted on 07/24/2012 7:44:25 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Same as when I was robbed at gunpoint and called nigger by two hispanic “yutes”. Police took my original statement and never followed up on the case. In fact, they pulled their DWI taskforce out of my neighborhood for 6 months because the territory was “dangerous”. First cop I flagged down got the hell out of there. The next one said maybe he was “investigating” in the opposite directions of where I was robbed and the highway where the car escaped to.


16 posted on 07/24/2012 7:47:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: BBell

$1 will get you $5 if the perps weren’t Obama’s sons.


17 posted on 07/24/2012 7:50:42 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
So this type of attack never happens to non-gay couples? Right.
18 posted on 07/24/2012 7:53:59 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: BBell

So what happens when a “special” class with extra Constitutional protections than the those with fewer special protections, attacks another “special” class with extra Constitutional protection? They should fund whole new courts just to deal with this kind of case law.


19 posted on 07/24/2012 7:57:43 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

That’s a bet I won’t be taking.


20 posted on 07/24/2012 8:00:14 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: BBell

Sounds like the problem was a collective IQ of the victims was at the single digit level.


21 posted on 07/24/2012 8:01:25 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Broken jaw... Real crime.


22 posted on 07/24/2012 8:02:37 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: BBell
If the "couple" weren't a couple of gay faggots, this story would have been buried instantly, especially given the 99.9% probability that the perps were BLACK sons of 0dumb0 & Holder.

What a perplexing dilemma for the mainstream media to be faced with.... Should they report the assult because it happened against 2 white homos, or should they bury the story because the perps are Black? Oh the delicious irony of it all!!! I'm pretty sure that protecting the victim status & reverse racism of black minority will win hands down over 2 white homos getting beaten by blacks.

23 posted on 07/24/2012 8:10:12 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: a fool in paradise

Dupont Circle. And been relatively safer.


24 posted on 07/24/2012 8:12:16 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Having moved into Arlington in early 2010....I’ve learned a number of things about the DC region over the months.

First, northeast DC is not really the same neighborhood that existed back a decade ago...because yuppies are moving in and picking up houses on the cheap, and renovating the neighborhoods. However....NE DC still has a significant gang and drug problem. Eventually....all of these yuppies will price the neighborhoods out and the gangs will clear...maybe in twenty years.

Second, there are alot of naive individual living in NE DC, and thinking that things are fairly safe. The cop presence in that part of town is not the same as Georgetown. So if a taxi drops you off two blocks from your house in NE DC....like in this case....then it wouldn’t be smart to walk near midnight.

Third and final....just in general...I can’t think of too many neighborhoods in DC, except Georgetown....where it’d be safe to walk in the evening hours. Even the Metro stations in DC are generally unsafe after 10PM on most evenings. The cops do what they can....especially for Georgetown....and the rest of DC is getting marginal service. That’s life in DC. If anyone dislikes it...they can move across the river into Arlington, Fairfax, or Alexandria....and have a Virginia law enforcement presence.


25 posted on 07/24/2012 8:26:41 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: BBell

Michael and Michael have issues!


26 posted on 07/24/2012 8:43:06 PM PDT by RPTMS
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Oh Please! This is your your standard Black on White racial assault and beating. Wouldn’t even rate a notice if the victims weren’t homosexuals. But the Post sees an opportunity to push its “homosexual as victim” agenda. Nonsense.


27 posted on 07/24/2012 9:20:16 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: BBell

Some INTENSE weird Yoga
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEHOKfGWQK0


28 posted on 07/24/2012 9:27:22 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: aynrandfreak

“I thought a gay couple attacked a yoga instructor.”

Yes, that’s what I thought. (It sounds like the plot of a TV murder mystery.)

At least that would be NEWS.

This is just another white person attacked by a gang of black “youths”. Nothing to see here, just move along.


29 posted on 07/24/2012 9:30:14 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: BBell; a fool in paradise
Tomorrow's corrected headline today:

Gay Yoga Attacked Couple Hospitalized Instructors!


30 posted on 07/24/2012 9:37:14 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: BBell
Tomorrow evening paper headlines today:

After Yoga Hospitalized Instructor Attacked Gay Couple!


31 posted on 07/24/2012 9:46:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: BBell

I take it Yoga is not a self defense discipline.


32 posted on 07/24/2012 9:51:41 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: BBell
DC residents help me this attack took place in Eckington in the NE. My grandmother lived on R Street in Ecington decades ago. When I would occasionally go with my mother to drive through where she had lived for nearly 40 years (this was the 1960’s) the area looked like Berlin in 1945 minus the industrious citizens piling up stacks of bricks for rebuilding. I particularly remember the water meter in the front yard of what had been my grandmother's house standing above ground level. My mother said when she left it was below ground level with a metal lid over it. The Amish that moved in there were true savages. I have heard this area and the even worse Ivy City neighborhood have been gentrifying of late. I find that hard to believe but the only reason two white gay guys would be strolling there at night would be they were part of the gentrifying property owners or they were there to score drugs or cheap queer sex.
33 posted on 07/24/2012 9:59:40 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: Army Air Corps

This one looks as suspicious as a potato in Idaho. A bunch of black youths attacked a white couple. Honestly, I would be more surprized if they didn’t attack them. I hope those hoodlums know the OJ lawyer, otherwise they will be spending the next 10 years in a cage.


34 posted on 07/24/2012 10:24:43 PM PDT by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: a fool in paradise

It wasn’t a robbery, but I witnessed three black guys outside a cafe given a very hard time including racial slurs by about ten Mexicans. The manager called the police, and they arrived about 20 minutes after the gang had left.


37 posted on 07/24/2012 11:00:32 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Don't ever think that the reason I am peaceful is because I forgot how to be violent)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Hey! 32% ... huh? huh?


38 posted on 07/24/2012 11:07:36 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: ilovesarah2012

That area of DC - both.


39 posted on 07/24/2012 11:08:00 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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"Eckington section of northeast D.C."

Good place to stay out of. This is off Rhode Island Ave. N.E. and has been a shaky area for years. Not a neighborhood to walk around in at night (unless you are packing heat).

40 posted on 07/25/2012 3:25:22 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: BBell
Yoga Instructor Hospitalized After Gay Couple Attacked

You can try to reprogram society but you can't fight nature and natural revulsion.

41 posted on 07/25/2012 5:12:46 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: BurningOak
I hope those hoodlums know the OJ lawyer, otherwise they will be spending the next 10 years in a cage.

And the perps will become familiar with the "gay" lifestyle.
42 posted on 07/25/2012 7:19:15 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Multiple hate crime charges.....unless the perps are Holder's people. Then it's just rambunctious teens taking their summer fun a little too far.
43 posted on 07/25/2012 7:22:44 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Sea Parrot; a fool in paradise

One of the more unreported stories out there has been the ethnic cleansing of blacks by Mexicans in Los Angeles.


44 posted on 07/25/2012 7:29:35 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: pepsionice

Except for the communist government, which isn’t as communist as Arlington, I love Alexandria.


45 posted on 07/25/2012 3:33:14 PM PDT by La Lydia
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