Marines arrested in Calif. after beating gay man unconscious

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, September 6, 2012 11:33 EDT
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"David," boyfriend of a man who says he was beaten unconscious for being gay. Photo: Screenshot via CBS Los Angeles.
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Four U.S. Marines were arrested Sunday after allegedly beating a gay man unconscious outside a Long Island, Calif. bar, according to local media reports.

“I remember blacking out,” the victim, who asked not to be named, told CBS Los Angeles on Tuesday. “All I remember is being put next to the curb…”

The victim’s boyfriend reportedly witnessed the fray and jumped to his defense until police arrived. Police said the assailants may face hate crime charges.

This video is from CBS Los Angeles, broadcast Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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