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Two Men, One Woman, Charged With Anti-Gay Hate Crime In Chicago

Screen Shot 2013-01-30 at 6.06.16 PMTwo men and one woman have been charged with multiple felonies after attacking a pair of gay men and their female friend outside a Chicago bar earlier this month.

On January 6, the unnamed victims left Time Out Sports Pub in Lincoln Square and tried to hail a cab home. That’s when Susan Patton, 31, threw a drink into the face of the 26-year-old female, who walked away with her friends rather than engage in a confrontation.

That’s when things got uglier, reports Patch.com:

Instead of waiting for a cab, the trio opted to walk home. As they walked across the parking lot, a gray-colored Mazda pulled up next to the group and stopped, police said. Patton got out of the vehicle and again confronted the 26-year-old woman. Her two male companions stepped between them to protect her, and they were struck by Patton, police said.

Patton’s accomplices, Stephan Bolt, 31, and Christopher M. Miner, 30, began punching and kicking the two men while calling them anti-gay slurs. It’s unclear what prompted the attack, or even if the three assailants knew their victims. One victim managed to call the police, but the trio fled by the time they arrived. Miner and Bolt were eventually arrested on January 25, and Patton the following day.

All three face charges including aggravated battery, mob action and hate crime. They were released on a $3,000 cash bond and await a hearing on February 15.

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jan 31, 2013
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  • 5 Comments
    • erasure25
      erasure25

      Hopefully these assholes reap what they sow and get some serious schooling in prison.

      Jan 31, 2013 at 1:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      Future Republican candidates.

      Jan 31, 2013 at 2:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • erikwm
      erikwm

      It sounds like the initial dispute was between the two females and that the males became subsequently involved. That the two males charged shouted anti-gay slurs during the assault doesn’t make it a hate crime by itself. Anti-gay animus has to be the primary motive for the assault. If the females had a dispute arising from the sports bar that did not involve the sexual orientation of her male friends, then this isn’t a hate crime.

      Jan 31, 2013 at 2:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charli Girl
      Charli Girl

      @erikwm:
      The broad approached them BECAUSE they were gay!!! Enjoy the big house puddin,you will be educated in jail!!
      Bahahahahahah. Enjoy

      Jan 31, 2013 at 7:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WayDifferent
      WayDifferent

      @erikwm: Unfortunately, you are correct. They’ve got GWM being beat bloody by 5 on 1 attacks by blacks on their gay strip which is miles from here but these are blown off as “just transient youth” or “they were asking for it” for being out that late…..to protect their “image” and tourist $$$.

      This “charge” was just for the books (and their “image”).

      Feb 1, 2013 at 12:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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