Bias-related verbal assault Monday morning

A student was verbally accosted for his perceived sexual orientation by four unknown men at 12:30 Monday morning, according to a Public Safety Alert just sent to students. The incident occurred near 37th and Prospect:

On Monday, November 9, 2009 at 12:30 a.m., a student reported to DPS that while walking near the intersection of 37th and Prospect Streets, a group of four unknown males approached the student and engaged in verbal harassment, making comments regarding the student’s perceived sexual orientation. No physical contact occurred between the complainant and the suspects.

Two of the suspects are described as white men, 6 feet tall, with curly dark hair. One is described as skinny, while the other is described as fat.

Public Safety Alert after the jump

On Monday, November 9, 2009 at 12:30 a.m., a student reported to DPS that while walking near the intersection of 37th and Prospect Streets, a group of four unknown males approached the student and engaged in verbal harassment, making comments regarding the student’s perceived sexual orientation. The student did not respond to their comments, continued walking, and reported the incident to DPS.

The MPD Gay & Lesbian Liaison Unit was notified on November 9, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. of this bias related incident.

The Department of Public Safety is requesting that anyone who has information regarding this or any other incident(s), or who noticed any suspects before or after the incident(s), to contact them immediately at (202) 687-4343.
Incident

Date: November 09, 2009

Time: 12:30 AM

Location: Non-campus, West Georgetown

Address: 37th and Prospect Streets, NW

Incident type: Hate or Bias Related Incident

Respondents: Public Safety

Incident summary: On Monday, November 9, 2009 at 12:30 a.m., a student reported to DPS that while walking near the intersection of 37th and Prospect Streets, a group of four unknown males approached the student and engaged in verbal harassment, making comments regarding the student’s perceived sexual orientation. No physical contact occurred between the complainant and the suspects.

On Monday, November 9, 2009 at 12:30 a.m., a student reported to DPS that while walking near the intersection of 37th and Prospect Streets, a group of four unknown males approached the student and engaged in verbal harassment, making comments regarding the student’s perceived sexual orientation. The student did not respond to their comments, continued walking, and reported the incident to DPS.

The MPD Gay & Lesbian Liaison Unit was notified on November 9, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. of this bias related incident.

Victim(s):No physical injuries were sustained in this incident, nor were any threats made against the complainant.

Victim(s) status:

Witness description of suspect(s):Two of the suspects were described as white males approximately 6 feet tall with curly, dark hair. One suspect was heavy set, the other suspect was slim. No information was provided about the other two suspects.

5 Comments on “Bias-related verbal assault Monday morning

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  2.  by  Mike

    Call this what it is!!! It’s a HATE CRIME! don’t tell me you need to be versed in HATE CRIMES???? it’s dispicable and if you’re going to be a responsible blogger then know what you’re posting and don’t diminish a crime that has seen a great upsurge in the Catholic Georgetown University School’s neighborhood. I take great offense to your categorization of the assault as “biased-related”. If it were another assault on a Jewish person you would call it anti-semetic wouldn’t you?

    Additionally, what are they teaching at Georgetown University? Certainly NOT Tolerance and the good word as they should be? Love thy neighbor as thy self??? Certainly not at Georgetown! Why haven’t we heard more condemnation from the holy leadership at GU???? I guess a good example is the Catholic church’s threat to the city to pull programs that help the poor, homeless huddled masses that most good people go out of their way to assist. All in the good name of politics against Gay Marriage? I guess the Crusades are coming again!
    As the wealthiest entity behind social causes they certainly haven’t been loving and kind to thy neighbors to include the Georgetown neighborhood. What Would Jesus Do? Certainly he’d be a much better neighbor!

  3.  by  Hoya2010

    MIke- I’m pretty sure the author is just using the language that the student body receives in its campus emais. It seems to be the term of choice for these unresolved cases. It’s certainly not trying to diminish the crime. Let’s focus our anger on the people responsible, not the people reporting what’s going on

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