Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Dallas Voice :: Robbery classified as hate crime

Dallas Voice :: Robbery classified as hate crime

The Dallas Police Department has classified an aggravated robbery that
occurred in Oak Lawn last week as an anti-gay hate crime, DPD Sr. Cpl.
Janice Crowther said Monday, July 21.

The robbery occurred at about midnight Wednesday, July 16 on Dickason
Avenue between Throckmorton and Reagan streets. The victim, Jimmy Lee
Dean, was severely beaten by two suspects who reportedly yelled
anti-gay epithets prior to and during the attack.

The suspects later told police they decided to rob Dean because he was gay and would make an easier target, Crowther said.

Dean remains in intensive care at Parkland Hospital, one longtime
friend said Monday, and is expected to recover from his injuries.
Crowther said DPD investigators were able to interview Dean before
classifying the case as a hate crime...

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