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Homophobic Attacks
 
# 1 : Monday 8-3-2010 @ 16:16
 
 
A friend recently got attacked while out cruising in christchurch. he got a good hiding and i do feel bad for him but i also cant help think was he putting himself into a situation where he was wide open to the attack! ie walking around a very rough part of town at 2am in the morning which is littered wit scum just looking for an excuse.
he does say it was a homophobic attack but i really feel that his attack was not. maybe i'm wrong but, the people who attacked him wanted to hurt someone gay, straight, yellow or green, they enjoy beating the crap out of vulnerable people.

Suppose my point is these scummers go to gay cruising areas not to beat gay’s but to beat someone who walking around an isolatbed wit nobody aroun dto help or stop them. Is this a homophobic attack???

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# 2 : Monday 8-3-2010 @ 16:20
 
 
That's known as a dangerous area. Only a fool would hang around there at night.

Did he come onto the guy that assaulted him or was it just a random attack?
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# 3 : Monday 8-3-2010 @ 16:30
 
 
Someone said :
Only a fool would hang around there at night.

I don't understand this submissive mindset which seems prevalent among urban people. As in, be careful where you go out and when you out.

You should be able to walk the highways and byways of your own country without attack or fear of attack or without feeling guilty that you shoulnt have been there because thats why you were attacked.

The attackers are ALWAYS the problem and the cause, not the victim.

The reality is that it is that way but that doesnt mean it should be accepted so readily.
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# 4 : Monday 8-3-2010 @ 16:33
 
 
random as far as i know, he was walking around the back of the corpo buildings after leaving a pub wicklow st area. he saw the guys hanging around outside jurys, he crossed the road and thought they didnt cop him but sure enough one of them had come and looped around and was in front of him he turned and the rest were coming towards him, they were using the usual, Fag, puff, homo stuff, but i'm sure tehy didn't know he was gay? just alone
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# 5 : Monday 8-3-2010 @ 16:36
 
 
Someone said :

I don't understand this submissive mindset which seems prevalent among urban people. As in, be careful where you go out and when you out.

You should be able to walk the highways and byways of your own country without attack or fear of attack or without feeling guilty that you shoulnt have been there because thats why you were attacked.

The attackers are ALWAYS the problem and the cause, not the victim.

The reality is that it is that way but that doesnt mean it should be accepted so readily.

LOL You should, I know, but just because you should does not mean I will go cruising in some area where the scums hang out.

I can imagine the conversation scums before you think of beating me up and robbing me you do know I have the right to walk anywhere in my city.
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# 6 : Monday 8-3-2010 @ 16:41
 
 
Sounds like the Christchurch area needs its very own Padraig Nally.
People like that deserve nothing less. Dubliners put up with too much shit.

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# 7 : Monday 8-3-2010 @ 16:41
 
 
Someone said :

he does say it was a homophobic attack but i really feel that his attack was not.

Someone said :

they were using the usual, Fag, puff, homo stuff, but i'm sure tehy didn't know he was gay?

What makes you think it wasn't homophobic?
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# 8 : Monday 8-3-2010 @ 16:43
 
 
Someone said :
Sounds like the Christchurch area needs its very own Padraig Nally.
People like that deserve nothing less. Dubliners put up with too much shit.

Yes that's the solution - send a murderer out to Christchurch
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# 9 : Monday 8-3-2010 @ 16:47
 
 
Sounds pretty much like a homophobic attack to me. Did your friend report the incident?
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# 10 : Monday 8-3-2010 @ 16:47
 
 
Someone said :

What makes you think it wasn't homophobic?

Suppose what makes me think this is i'm bi not gay if i walked about that area at night i'd get a hiding. also if a straight friend wlked around that area at hight they'd get a hiding too. what is it stright or bi bashing if it happens to me?
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# 11 : Monday 8-3-2010 @ 16:48
 
 
Well I was attacked close to that area years ago, I was coming up from the Brazen Head and it wasn't a homophobic attack more of an attempted robbery. So random acts of any violence is not a new thing to that place and its surrounds. I think these scums see a sport in random violence if it wasn't your friend it would have been someone else.
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# 12 : Monday 8-3-2010 @ 16:54
 
 
eaxctly! total scum,
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# 13 : Monday 8-3-2010 @ 16:54
 
 
Someone said :

Suppose what makes me think this is i'm bi not gay if i walked about that area at night i'd get a hiding. also if a straight friend wlked around that area at hight they'd get a hiding too. what is it stright or bi bashing if it happens to me?

straight and gay people can be victims of homophobic attacks as well

I suppose if the language they was used was homophobic well then yes it was a homophobic attack
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# 14 : Monday 8-3-2010 @ 16:56
 
 
Someone said :

straight and gay people can be victims of homophobic attacks as well

I suppose if the language they was used was homophobic well then yes it was a homophobic attack

explain?

yeah reported to all athorities, but really nothing will ever come of it.
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# 15 : Monday 8-3-2010 @ 16:58
 
 
Someone said :

I don't understand this submissive mindset which seems prevalent among urban people. As in, be careful where you go out and when you out.

You should be able to walk the highways and byways of your own country without attack or fear of attack or without feeling guilty that you shoulnt have been there because thats why you were attacked.

The attackers are ALWAYS the problem and the cause, not the victim.

The reality is that it is that way but that doesnt mean it should be accepted so readily.

Obviously in an ideal world, we'd all be able to walk whenever and wherever we want, but the reality isn't so. Maybe we 'urban folk' are more pragmatic and less naive.
Nobody is accepting the reality but until, the reality is changed, a wise person adapts.
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