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Brooklyn man badly beaten in possible hate crime

“Someone started screaming, ‘Hey you, f-----. I turned around and gave him a look like, ‘What the hell?’ and the next thing I know the guy starts punching me in the face.”

Possible hate-crime victim dies after vicious beating

A Queens man and prominent figure in the local gay community who was beaten while out for a walk last weekend has died after being taken off life support, and police are continuing to search for his attackers.

23-year-old badly beaten in possible anti-gay hate crime

Jared R. Olson, 23, posted photos on Facebook showing is bloody, battered face. He says he has broken facial bones and knocked-out teeth that will require reconstructive surgery costing about $50,000, and he says he doesn’t have health insurance.