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An IndieGogo Campaign Is Raising Funds For Gay Couple Assaulted In NYC

20130509192017-3An IndieGogo campaign has been launched to help pay the medical bills of Nick Porto and Kevin Atkins, the two gay men assaulted by a group of angry Knicks fans in New York City last Sunday. The couple was allegedly targeted for walking hand-in-hand, and subsequently beaten in broad daylight.

The couple sustained injuries including Nick’s broken nose and Kevin’s broken arm, on top of losing an iPhone and iPad in the scuffle. The IndieGogo campaign aims to raise $5,000 in the next month to help pay their medical bills, and to replace the the stolen items.

The NYPD is still dragging their feet on the case, though they have released a grainy video of the alleged attackers, asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800)-577-TIPS.

While the IndieGogo page asks donors to “help restore their faith in humanity,” we can’t help but wonder why nobody on the seemingly crowded New York City street followed the assailants or attempted to intervene.

“I was so naive to think that things were better here,” Atkins said.

Yeah, us too.

To make a donation for the couple’s medical bills, visit IndieGogo.

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By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           May 10, 2013
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  • 4 Comments
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      “……..we can’t help but wonder why nobody on the seemingly crowded New York City street followed the assailants or attempted to intervene. ”

      I think the answer here is not that nobody wanted to help or intervene or follow the assailants, but rather they were afraid of having possible serious damage done to themselves.

      It was a spontaneous desire for self preservation or maybe something like, “I better not get involved here”.

      Only certain people are prepared to become involved in a matter such as this, like policeman or powerful men not afraid of confrontation.

      Let’s hope any photos obtained will be used to obtain justice for the two victims.

      May 11, 2013 at 6:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • oilburner
      oilburner

      They look fine to me how tacky to have two able bodied dudes looking for handouts because they got drunk and in a little scuffle

      May 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      They were drunk and started it….the longer video shows that…

      May 11, 2013 at 12:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • truthteller
      truthteller

      @balehead: This is an important issue to those of us thatt live in NYC. If you know of a longer video please tell what the link is or how to find id it.

      May 11, 2013 at 8:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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