Shame On You

Black woman and her white husband beaten by white men in a vicious hate crime

Tue., Aug. 20, 2013 11:54 AM EDT
by A.R. Shaw

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Billie James-Vogel and her husband Jacob James-Vogel were beaten by several white men who did not agree with them being an interracial couple. According to NBCNewYork, Bille and Jacob and their gay friend were leaving a bar in Queens, N.Y. when they were approached by several males.

The men began yelling the ‘N-word’ and the ‘F-word’ at the couple and their friend. Jacob attempted to reason with the men, but it only made them more belligerent. They pushed Jacob to the ground and punched him repeatedly. They also assaulted Billie, leaving her with broken toes and severe bruises.

After the attack, the couple, battered and bleeding, returned to get help from the bar. However, the doorman at the bar slammed the door in their face and would not let them into the club or seek help.

Police officers were able to arrest apprehend and arrest Nikolaos Katsos, 28, but the other assailants escaped. Katsos was charged with assault and harassment, but the charges could be elevated to a hate crime.

 

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  • Arthur McDonald

    Sad….such a gorgeous couple, how could anyone want to break that up?
    I pray that all will be well for them and that these two can seek justice

    • mianakitty

      Why would anyone hate them? I can’t believe it!

      • Arthur McDonald

        Unfortunately, Miana….the world hasn’t changed fast enough in regard for those who want to move it forward…

        • mianakitty

          oh, so sad…

  • Deanna Jackson

    I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.

    • Clarence Walker

      Finally someone who shares my views. Earth is a craptastic rock.

      • Edmond Roney

        Not the Earth, Just some of the people that live on it.

      • Niceguy

        He’s implying he don’t want to live with civilization no more.

    • Steven Thompson

      Then both of you should leave the planet !!! Save it for the rest of us that like and cherish our lives !!!

      • Carlos Panama Red Rojas

        I doubt you get the gravity of their meaning. This planet is doomed sadly and it’s thanks in part to people not giving a crap about the world. Sad that I have to explain this.

      • SilverGuardian

        You like and cherish YOUR life, but evidently haven’t the least bit of interest or compassion for anyone else’s. Even an old great-grandmother like me can comprehend that what Deanna said was out of her sadness over how people are treating each other. Get over yourself. You liking your life and cherishing it is MEANINGLESS. Unless you cherish ALL life, you are part of the problem.

        • brentsn

          SilverGuardian , thank you, you are a very precious lady. I think most of us do care about others, but the few that don’t can make things so horrible. I have a pretty easy going temper,but when I read stories like this , I’m in between crying cuz it makes me so sad and wanting to get a gun cuz it pisses me off.

          • SilverGuardian

            What a dear thing to say, Brent. I often try to wrap my brain about how it came about that I have never had to judge and hate others in order to feel good about myself … even when I didn’t feel very good about myself. I’m not saying I never spoke out in disagreement of the way someone acted … but it had to do with how they were treating others, not with their personal choices of their outward appearance, or how to live and what to believe. I have often wondered if we are turning into a society that will soon be so busy faulting each other that there will be nothing worthy to hope for or expect of individuals.

          • Niceguy

            I wish you are my great-grandmother!

      • DannyEastVillage

        Mr Thompson, you don’t quite seem to get it.

        • brentsn

          I think Mr. Thompson gets it. He’s probably one of the cowards that didn’t get caught….yet.

      • Guest

        Assholes like you are probably the ones who beat this couple, Steven…

        • Steven Thompson

          Not a chance asshole… Guys like me are the ones that get in the middle of it and stop the fighting while cowards like you run home to mommy… Did it last week my friend. I don’t know what was going to happen, but when I stopped my bike, got off of it, opened the trunk pak and then asked the gentleman that was escorting a lady friend if he was ok or if he needed some help… The puke got smart and ran away. The gentleman came over and thanked me profusely. I watched it happen from the light I was stopped at in downtown Milwaukee in front of the Astor Hotel. Some bum was hassling the couple and I did put a stop to it. I would do that for anyone if I saw it happening. I gave my time to King and Country, did you??? People like me run toward the shots not away from them. Dickheads, all of you cowards are dickheads,

          • SilverGuardian

            How does anything you just say merit belief, since you use a baseball bat and hatred to react to someone who has just put into words the fact that this kind of hatred and senselessness leaves him sad through his entire soul?

            Oh, I suppose the only reaction acceptable when we hear of something as sad as what these people went through, is to pull out a gun. Never mind that we weren’t THERE, and that pulling a gun now is a little useless.

            I am not a coward. I am a 68 year old woman who has never carried a pistol and once stood behind a man with a knife who was standing behind a counter insisting the clerk hand over what was in the cash register. There were 15 customers nearby, and three feet of counter the moron would have needed to get over, to hurt the cashier. My date was petrified when I VERY loudly spoke in pretend simpleton halting words, “OH OH OH … Look Look LOOK! He has a KNIFE. Look at it shake!” Everyone in the restaurant looked up, and the would-be thief turned and ran.

            It wasn’t the worst part of that date, for me. I was glad to not have to tell him again that we didn’t suit. It also isn’t the only time that I have handled “incidents” successfully without ever threatening bodily harm.

            As an apartment manager for years, I talked “down” more furious, nasty, hate-filled people than most people ever will encounter in their lives.

            My point is that having a gun is just ONE choice. Those of us who choose not to carry, are not cowards. We choose another way of living, than fear and loathing and preparing ourselves to kill someone who may dislike us. You may think that pulling a gun makes you less of a coward.

            Not in my eyes. Being saddened when bad things happen is not equivalent to being cowards. And being willing to help someone who needs it doesn’t mean you aren’t a dickhead.

          • Niceguy

            No disrespect, but you seem hostile from the tone of all your comments I read which make your post seem completely BS to me.

    • Keith Easter

      I’ve been trying to build a spaceship for the longest.

      • AgainstYOU

        Yeah tell it to the bird, to the kangaroo, to the elephant and to your mama. Moron.

        • Heidi

          Troll….

    • Jim Scribner

      My Go

    • brentsn

      I think the same thing every time I see a story like this or similar.

    • Tim Clevenger

      Come to Indonesia . . . it’s like whole other world

      • mianakitty

        Really? Oh so sweet of you.. (I’m an Indonesian).

  • sweethoney

    What is the name of the Bar they should be put on blast. People want to act like racist only live in the south WRONG, NYC has plenty.

    • Vicki Trusselli

      racism is everywhere you are correct. it is in every state and especially in 2013. the crazies have come out of the wood work like bugs waiting to jump on the people they disagree with and racism and ageism and sexism and all are rampant in today’s world. it is sad. Peace

    • Gale Abernathy

      I can’t believe no one in the bar would help them!!!!!!

      • bing

        I can’t believe that white people ignore the thousands of vicious black-on-white hate crimes going on.
        Are you familiar with the Straits and the little white boy that was lit on fire by the blacks? Thousands of black-on-white hate crimes that white people ignore, but you are so ready to help a black.

        • Daisy

          Crime is Crime, and ANYWHERE it is deplorable!! I condemn anyone who commits a violent act against another, for no other reason than to cause suffering! Anyone, but especially those perpetrating racially-motivated crimes, should be arrested and punished!!! I know that I would never ignore ANY victim, no matter what color they were; and if I saw anyone being hurt even not seriously, I would immediately rush in to try to help and do what I could. I would hope anyone of conscience would feel and do the same.

    • freethoughtgal

      It was SHI Restaurant, and they released a statement about the incident:

      On Saturday 8/17 an unfortunate incident occured around
      the corner of SHI Restaurant. The James-Vogel’s were attacked in an alleged “hate crime”. It is being reported that we at SHI denied them help. We vehemently deny these allegations because it is simply untrue.We were not aware of the incident until it was over. In any event we were informed the Police were called and on their way. Neither Billie or Jacob Vogel was turned away. As a business serving Long Island City and beyond, we have a very diverse clientele and are very involved in the community. We strongly condemn discrimination in all forms and under no circumstances would we turn away anyone who needed help for whatever reason. Our sympathies go out to the James-Vogels and we sincerely hope they recover both physically and emotionally from this devastating incident.

      • leonardwaks

        In this culture of bullshit this will not be believed. Instead of denying a very serious and plausible accusation, do something positive. This incident was not “unfortunate” it was a vicious hate crime.

        • brentsn

          Hahahaha exactly Leonard ! Unfortunate? If these customers locked their keys in their car…THATS unfortunate. I hope this business goes out of business!! Gee , that would be unfortunate wouldn’t it?

          • Sunshine Bose

            Unfortunate and I really hope they do! I hope no one ever patronizes them.

        • Bing

          I sugest you get in where you fit in WHITE MAN. I also suggest for you to study the thoudands of black-onwhite hate crimes going on in this country. Many of them are coming from blacks that WHITES create!
          What yuou do find is just a small sample , most of them go unreported.

      • Tyrone Idlebird

        BS !!!!!!!!!!

      • Ingemar Smith

        //we were informed the Police were called and on their way.//
        and…
        //we were not aware of the incident until it was over.//

        So you didn’t know about it til after or you knew before the police even got there? Is anyone even reading this statement. The lie is right there in bold print.

      • Edmond Roney

        You people are the scum of the earth. Instead of making light of the incident, do something positive about it. You remind me of the kid who shoots his brother and then says “I did not know the gun was loaded “. Your ignorance is glaring.

      • MidgardMortal

        I would like to hear what the James-Vogels say about this first.

      • xenosthemutant

        Can you say “boilerplate answer”? I know you could!

      • SilverGuardian

        This was in the article. But is it believable? I can believe that whoever stated THIS, would not have turned the people away. But I also am not willing to instantly presume that this is the truth … and the people needing help were lieing.

      • Daisy

        I would really like to believe this, and I really hope it happened this way….. but it could just as easily be concocted BS…

    • bramasoleiowa

      Why are all these hillbilly Confederates moving to NYC and destroying it?

      • MesserInKopf

        It’s not southerners. Probably Eastern European immigrants, of which there are a lot in New York City, and especially in the outer boroughs. Eastern Euros tend to be very racist

        • guest

          Yes, thats true….SMH. Need to go back to them caves they came from

      • LiberalConservationist

        As a Liberal South Carolinian, I am highly offended by YOUR stereotyping me as a “Hillbilly Confederate”. Get a clue, or else I will be forced, in your narrow mind’s view, to come up there and teach you some “Southern Manners”.
        Bigots exist anywhere they are tolerated, yourself included.

      • Daisy

        Thats what I thought at first too, but in this case, guess it’s not true. Look at the name of the guy… does look ruskie or eastern european to me, like MesserIn says…. another sad fact, apparently they have a rampant human sex trafficking and female exploitation problem in those regions….

        Nooo!!! You mean vile ignorance like violent racism and gender discrimination/victimization go hand in hand!!?? Say it isnt so!!

        Not to say that every male or person from there is this way… (but Im sure as sh*t glad im not a gay person in Russia…. )

        and I still count myself very f_cking fortunate I didn’t have to grow up/live in some eastern euro-trash f_cked up, back-f_cking-a$$ vodka-soaked hellhole like where these vile bastards apparently come from… pretty sure they still believe in sorcery there and burn witches and god knows what other kind of insanity……..

    • DennisCLatham

      Huffington Post labels the the location as follows.

      Shi
      Asian Fusion, Sushi Bars, Lounges [Edit]
      4720 Center Blvd
      Long Island City, NY 11109
      Neighborhoods: Hunters Point, Long Island City
      (347) 242-2450

      • HisWillAlways

        Not where you should be spending your money. Do not support hater or fear mongers. A closed/out of business sign on their door would be really satisfying to see.

        • Billy Hyawe

          You weren’t there and you don’t have any idea what really happened. You are a perfect example of the dumbing down of America.

    • Guest

      It sounds like Astoria, and that happens on the regular

  • Vicki Trusselli

    a beautiful couple, soul mates, and such a horrifying crime. this hate has to stop.

    • Steven Thompson

      Tell oblowme to stop fomenting a race war then. Thank him for all the crap going on, him and the lapdog lameass media.

      • Fidel Costco

        Congrats, you win the award for the worst post of the week! Please, never procreate.

      • Raiann

        I guess the ignorant can not help themselves when they obviously say something sooooo stupid.

      • Jade Aja Marie

        How is a biracial man racist? Steven, please stop. You’re the same type that beats up a couple like them.

        • Steven Thompson

          Oh you are so full of crap it runs out of both ends… If you are so blind that you can’t see the racial divisions being sown by this man you need to learn how to read, all of you. And it is too bad that your mothers didn’t get an abortion when pregnant with you idiots… Hey, its a choice, not a life.

          • Blowmeyou stupid piece of fuck

            You are just a dumb piece of shit and you should shut the fuck up Steven Thompson. Or wait, come to Detroit, we’ll take really good care of you

          • Blowmeyou stupid piece of fuck

            I mean it, we’ll shower you with gifts and stuff. I’ll be happy to send you the address. Just go ahead and ask

          • Blowmeyou stupid piece of fuck

            Guess the Chicken Shit has left the building.

          • LiberalConservationist

            Cowards tend to do that, run their mouth and then sneak away…

          • guest

            He don’t want no part of the D! Stay in your suburb, punk!

          • Billy Hyawe

            You are a really classy guy, blowme.

          • SilverGuardian

            What I see is that racists like you will always find someone else to blame for “why” they are bigoted dicks.

            Reading what you write makes me feel ashamed of being white.

        • Bing

          I find it interesting. At least some whites are standing up to the vast, vast amounts of white on black attacks. At least all whites aren’t afraid brainwashed punks.

          • Bing

            *I mean black-on-white attacks

          • Daisy

            You f_cking sad-sack racist BIGOT. see above post, racist SCUM.

          • Daisy

            And SPEAKING of RACISTS……………….oh lookee here…….. we’s-a got ourselves another one!!! OK Mississippi Joe… I think its time you got back to your KKK meeting now!!!

            Yes you are so RIGHT!! There are NO white-on-black crimes, EVER!!! ****ONLY*** black-on-white!!!! Thank GOD you came around to set us confused-ededs peeple so straight!!

            The “darkies” were really pulling one yon over on us, now der, weren’t they!!???

            Don’t forget your white cape now!! You dont wanna look outta place when you meet all your other inbred F*CKS, oops, I mean, nice buddies down at the swampland or where-ever inbred F_CKS, OOPS!! I mean, nice southern boys, go to congregate!!! Make sure y’all talk about how PURE and FULL OF HONOR AND PIETY the WHITE RACE IS!! If only all those SUB-HUMAN, **VIOLENT** negroes could be put back in their place!!

            Then PEACE and PROSPERITY could finally ONCE AGAIN RULE SUPREME!! Ahhh…(sighs)….GAWD, IF ONLY!!

      • jg

        Spare me please the bad mouthing of the President. He was duly elected by the people twice to serve us. I disagree with him on some things as well, but I don’t go badmouthing him like you and your friends do. He is the President of The United States and deserves to be treated with respect. He has not started a race war and that is a false charge you are making.

  • Icetea

    Need to sue the Bastards….

  • welch7985

    That is so sick. I hope they catch all those poor excuses for human beings and that they are charged with a hate crime, which it absolutely was. I hope Billie, Jacob and their friend fully recover and can put this behind them. Good luck to all three of them.

  • Peter Gatliff

    Ever gets the feeling zombie Nazi’s from Nazi Germany has taken over the Republican Party.

    • Daisy

      Ev-ery day…..

  • Mukhter Ali Said

    Nikolaos Katsos a greek no less. Google golden dawn which is a greek parlimentary group that attacks indian and pakistani immigrants. Maybe we should punish Greeks here in the US where unlike Europe Asian immigrants are the most successful ethnic group in the US?

    You people have government expendutire at 100% of your GDP, Greeks bankrupt your finance systeem and you have the audacity to blame it on immigrants.

    We don’t want Greek immigrants here in the US? STAY OUT

    • leonardwaks

      Not sure that hate ever helps, but I sure know how you feel. Greeks are fantastic at self-promotion and anti-semitism. My Greek so-called financial adviser stole half a million bucks from me – he’s heading for jail.

      • Peter Fotopoulos

        Are you sure he wasn’t a Jew? Or a crooked Italian mafioso? Perhaps a Nigerian bank scammer. Or a Russian Internet hacker. Or a white terrorist like Timothy McVeigh.

        Go fuck yourself, you racist pig.

        • SilverGuardian

          My goodness. What did YOU read, that made you think what you were saying was worthwhile? Perhaps you were meaning to reply to Mukhter?

    • Fidel Costco

      Ha! I’m hoping beyond hope that your post is pointing out the cries to “ban” immigration from “Muslim countries” to the US after Boston. In the event you’re not, it’s not like the Golden Dawn is remotely close to a majority, or plurality, in Greece. Terrible people exist everywhere, ethnicity, national origin, or religion, notwithstanding.

    • Peter Fotopoulos

      Wow, so Greeks are the new Nazis now? You people are sick racists.

      • Suhraby Yensi

        Actually yes! Now only Greeks, but almost every European is a Nazi… The so called white race is the only race in the world that has a problem with everyone else… We’re living in a World Wide System of White Supremacy, where Whites have proclaimed themselves to be the superior race. jajaja!

    • Dr. Claw

      I see what’s being attempted here. You are right about the Golden Dawn. But Greece didn’t get bankrupted because of all the “government programs”. It got bankrupted because the wealthy (and others) dodged their tax obligations… legally. You could cut all the government programs thereabouts and they’d still be in the toilet.

      Cater too much to the wealthy among us in manners unreasonable and there will be collapse followed by unrest. That has been proven time and time again throughout history.

      • Daisy

        You are bang f_cking on….. sadly this has been happening with frighteningly increasing speed in the U.S. ever since the mediocre actor came in to office 1980… …. Sadly some of the worst damage was also done during the Clinton years… Of course, thanks to the Bush crime family, two massive mega-BILLION $$ wars didn’t help much either…

        I hope and pray there isn’t some kind of serious or massive collapse in the US in the next 5-15 years…as the top 1-10% cancerously, ceaselessly, and without one IOTA of moral compunction, continue to rapaciously plunder any and ALL forms of wealth from the people and the Treasury as they have been for the last 30+ years (through, among other things, massive -legal- tax evasion), what are the rest of us supposed to do?? Peacefully starve?? I don’t think so….

  • Ilikebicycle

    Shouldn’t be dating a nigger imo

    • Lolasmom

      You’re disgusting.

    • gina

      she wasn’t dating him she was married to him…can you read??..I’m sure they were several steps up from you…….

    • Pam_L

      You’re in a ‘minority’ here. Did you notice? Plus, your reading comprehension is bad.

    • DD

      You’re a despicable hate mongering POS.

      • leonardwaks

        POS is too good for that guy.

      • Yevette Stewart

        Indeed, POS is waaaay to good for “like a bicycle” & nicolaos who probably have the same mother– what brings these people to this country to spread their venom and hatred– pathetic!!

        • Blowmeyou stupid piece of fuck

          yeah, same mother and their brother is their father.

    • Jissy Taylor

      u might not agree with interracial couple but its there….. just like how kkk and gays and lesbians are there too…u can’t stop ‘em.. just dnt hate them…

      • Blowmeyou stupid piece of fuck

        Oh you should defo hate the KKK

    • johnbull88

      Why not go back to bankrupt Greece.

    • David Freeman

      You’re Ignorant

    • Dr. Claw

      You shouldn’t be breathing imo

    • SilverGuardian

      Shouldn’t be opening your trap imo … you have nothing worth saying.

    • Blowmeyou stupid piece of fuck

      Stoopid is as stoopid does, you racist piece of dog meat

    • Daisy

      SICK RACIST FILTH. KILL YOURSELF AND DONT EVER BREED!!!

    • Daisy

      I REALLY HOPE YOU’RE ONLY A LONELY, SAD TROLLER…MERELY DESPERATELY SEEKING ATTENTION AND TRYING TO STIR THINGS UP.

      IF NOT, THAN MY ABOVE APPLIES… PLEASE HEED IT. THANKS!

      • Ilikebicycle

        If then or if not? Can it be both?

  • Robert Barker

    Sick people are everywhere not just in Red States but all states

    • matc8s

      Why mention “sick people” and “red states” in the same sentence at all? Some of the sickest, most intolerant people call themselves “liberals” and demand “tolerance” of others; they just don’t get the Irony. This Conservative cherishes his multiracial grandkids, and knows that “blue” has no monopoly on virtue or tolerance.

      • Dr. Claw

        When it comes to American politics, increasingly you can not make the argument that the right wing is tolerant of anything besides what makes them the most money. Right now they can still bank high on white supremacy and other patriarchal ideals. Who knows what happens when that gold is completely mined for all it’s worth.

        • Daisy

          maybe, HOPEFULLY, they’ll all turn on each other, like the parasites and venomous snakes that they are… when nothing or no one else then left to exploit and consume anymore… literally or figuratively…and just f_cking eat and consume each other!!

          That would be sweet indeed… then, maybe, finally, if the U.S. is still around, we would be free of their cancer to our political, economic, and social system….. sadly I’m afraid if and when this scenario might happen it would be far, far too late to do any lasting bit of good for the rest of us…

  • Zhushika

    And the bar wouldn’t let them back in after they had been in there and spending money prior to leaving it? (or any bar that would do this) SHAME ON YOU!!!! I hope the people who assaulted them get what they deserve. They are a beautiful couple and anyone who thinks otherwise is just a sick racist

  • Zhushika

    I hope they buy themselves some mace and a taser..and next time, God forbid there should be one…but if there is…they should use them liberally.

    • Steven Thompson

      If it had happened in one of the Red States that so many decry it may not have happened if they were allowed to carry a firearm for their own protection. My life was saved by a gun and I have used a gun to de-escalate a situation just last week !!!

      • Daisy

        I support concealed carry and –responsible– gun ownership, but a gun in a good person’s hand still doesn’t solve everything… I don’t think these particular racist scumbags were bent on murder, but sometimes firearms start OFF in good hands and end up in bad… just something to keep in mind… Not saying it always does, every situation is different. Its just that its important to keep in mind that there is never one simple, single cure-all solution to any problem….

        Nonetheless, if we can get the wretched NRA INBRED SCUMBAG PIG FILTH out of the G_DDAMN way and the cowardly scum in Congress that cater to them to do the same — and get some good F_CKING **COMMON SENSE** and MORAL gun laws passed; then I would be all FOR responsible gun ownership for mentally stable, non-violent persons!

  • Tatum Myers

    sad

  • Chef Lucky
    • Daisy

      That is so, so chilling, and sobering. I am hoping those demon-scum animals got the death penalty. Unfortunately, a quick painless death is far too good for such evil filth!!!

      What a terrible, TERRIBLE tradegy. The SAD THING IS, AND I SAY THIS AS A VETERAN, HOW THE ***********F_CK********* DID THESE ANIMAL FILTH SCUM EVEN GET IN TO THE SERVICE?!?!

      I HAD TO GET A WAIVER FOR A F_CKING MATH CLASS I FAILED IN HIGH SCHOOL!! GEEZ, WHAT A SURPRISE, THEY COME FROM THE SOUTH AND ITS INTO THE MARINES THEY WENT.

      I’m pretty sure if you can tie your own shoes and wipe your own wretched a$$, you can get accepted as a scumbag grunt into the psycho-ass f_cking Marines!!! In the navy (my service) we always pretty much looked down, or at least, AT them for being pretty much freaks and not exactly all there upstairs. And most of them, though not all, appeared to me to be virtually illiterate!!

      The ASVAB is the easiest test I have ever taken, and to get the minimum passing score you literally could do blindfolded and in a coma…. yet people STILL somehow fail it!! How pigs like this every passed it, to get in, is quite beyond me!

      And they were his own MEN?!?! IT DOES BOGGLE THE MIND…but then… you know, WTF??? Evil is evil…. it only looks for opportunities to strike…. SCUMBAG FILTH in our military ranks is NOTHING NEW!!! Just look at all the sexual assaults and rapes that are committed YEARLY… and yet almost WHOLLY UNREPORTED because the FILTH in teh chains of command above these criminals almost always punishes the victim, and often times rewards the person who did the crime!!!!!!!! IT’S F__CKING IN-F*CKING-SANE!!!!! [I suppose evil IS evil, and violence is violence... whether its gender-based or race-based... it's all from the same source... the source of evil. It's just a monumental injustice that so many sociopaths, AKA -rapists- are walking around free right this very second... because of the rank filthy corruption that is so prevalent throughout our military. God knows if these filth did the exact same thing in the real world and were caught, and prosecuted and convicted, they would be serving years in prison!!!!]

      At least these demons in this case were caught. That’s certainly better than the alternative.

      I hope these filthy demons enjoy burning in hell !! Too bad we can’t get a video feed of what they get to go through down there… oh sure maybe that sounds morbid…. AND?!?!??!

      Sadly, these kinds of vile crimes are all too common… but at least in some cases, justice is finally served…

  • Alecta

    Mind-boggling. The doorman also needs to be charged. And fired. Refusing to help people in need. Appalling.

    • leonardwaks

      Totally agree. Now the bar says the incident was “unfortunate”. Someone needs to buy them a dictionary.

  • Bob Hope’s Ghost

    I really hate media these days. Soon articles will look like “In today’s news, the r-word went out and bought a couple of b-words to d-word on his offday while he s-word. No news if the w-word was u-word at his a-word.”

    Seriously, when quoting something, it should be allowed or even used in the context of news.

  • Roy Holmgren

    This is why I believe in the RIGHT TO CARRY A FIREARM. No one should be a victim of a thug pack of racists. Good people should have the FIREPOWER to defend themselves.

    • isome

      I still have issues with the proliferation of guns, Roy, but I do understand the need to defend yourself in situations like these.

    • leonardwaks

      Well, Roy, can’t say that shooting up the ol’ saloon would have added much value to the situation.

      • Steven Thompson

        You moron leonard… Guns used in self defense are not used to shoot up a bar, they were outside the bar and the entire incident might not have happened had one of them been allowed to carry. Most thugs flee at the first sight of a gun. You libs are so stupid.

        • Jissy Taylor

          i dnt know how correct i am but i think “shooting up the ol’ saloon” is a figure of speech… dnt think it was meant to be taken literally

          • Roy Holmgren

            Liberals are not Progressives. They are REGRESSIVES . They want us all to be victims instead of empowered.They want gun control for all of us but the problem is criminals do not obey gun control laws. The end result is criminals carry regardless of how extreme the gun control laws (ask Chicago and Detroit) are and good citizens that don’t carry and obey the law end up as victims. Anyone that follows the idealistic utopian notion that guns can be removed from society is living a fantasy pipe dream. Be pragmatic and real. Criminals will always get guns illegally and the best way to counter this is to allow citizens to be armed. It will be a world where one criminal with a gun will be outgunned by 100 citizens pointing weapons back. Violence is a deterence.

          • Dr. Claw

            Still doesn’t guarantee that these people would have escaped violence with guns in their hands. Guns virtually don’t exist in some prominent developed nations (UK and Japan to name a couple) and in others they have numerous safety controls (Australia) and this kind of discussion is generally reserved for the radical right wing thereabouts.

            The answer is not a gun. The answer is for the perpetrators of violence to stop being violent.

          • Roy Holmgren

            Actually Dr. Claw if you compare the violent crime rates of Japan and UK and Australia to the violent crime rates in the U.S. you will see the U.S. violent crime rates are substantially lower. The U.S. is ranked #63. The UK in many respects in one of the most violent countries in Europe. Maybe good citizens need to be armed there? The 24 states with right to carry laws lead the way in lowering the violent crime rates while the highest U.S. violent crime rates are in the states and cities with the most gun control. (Wash.. DC. Detroit. Chicago etc) Guns prevent rape, murder, and assault. Good people are empowered to protect themselves against criminals that will carry no matter how much guns are outlawed. I carry and have pointed a weapon twice at someone that wanted to either rob or assault me. I was neither assaulted or robbed Dr. Claw. I am no victim and no one else should be.

    • Fidel Costco

      Because guns solve everything.

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    That’s a hottie

  • robin Grace

    News like this wrenches my heart. What is going on with people… Obama owns that one. Just call him Mr. Divider.

    And in NYC. My golly, the Tolerance of the Left is sooo apparent.

    • isome

      Stick a sock in it robin Grace. Obama has NOTHING to do with two imbeciles beating up an inter-racial couple and their gay friend.

      No one, and I mean NO ONE, in their right mind can connect anything POTUS has said or done with some bigots in Long Island City, which, for your edification, is a bastion of RIGHT WINGERS within the liberal bastion of NYC. You’ve obviously never been more than 100 miles away from the confines of a right wing area.

      In truth, the ascension of a bi-racial man to the presidency has only brought out the racist DEAD ENDERS, like yourself and those violent morons in Long Island City. However, like all dysfunctional people, you blame the man for having the audacity to succeed in his life when you couldn’t do it if you lived to be a thousand years old.

      • Steven Thompson

        Oh yes he has. He is doing everything he can do to foment and incite a race war. Maybe you should listen to the things he says instead of smoking your breakfast. There are black on white race crimes happening almost every day in this country and strangely enough one never hears about them in the media…

        • Jissy Taylor

          lol…… hehe… i just love replying to your comments!!! did obama incite the gay hate crimes that go on over there too? maybe he incited the hate crimes happening all over the world! he is the leader of the free world you know!! lol!! u’re so hilarious.. obama has ntn to do with what’s going on.. races been hating each other for years… hate crimes been going on for centuries…. and obama wasn’t around then!! mankind has always found some reason to differentiate themselves and to reap havoc because of this difference…. whether it be religion,race,sexual orientation, or your place of birth….

        • johnbull88

          I agree Steven, but two wrongs don’t make a right.

        • isome

          BULLSHIT! He’s done nothing of the sort. It’s people like you, johnbull88 and robin who are the bane of the existence of people who expect parity and peace in the world.

    • Blossom25

      What an imbecile you are to say such a thing. Obama has nothing to do with this you idiot..

    • al J

      Crap…. He has dealt with this crap and still dealing with it even in his position….

    • Dr. Claw

      Pretty sure this wasn’t a crime perpetrated by “The Left” just because it happened in NYC.

  • eltiare

    “but the charges could be elevated to a hate crime.”

    And here I was thinking that pummeling someone was hateful.

  • Jerée Danielle Smith

    Yes, white people are still being white in 2013.

    • johnbull88

      But Greeks don’t forget are half Arabs.

      • Peter Fotopoulos

        That’s bullshit. Show me your source(s).

        Here’s the Wikipedia link to Greek heritage. You might want to read it.

        http://bit.ly/13Zv6HY

        • johnbull88

          I only go by what i see with my 2 eyes. I have lived in the middle east and Sweden. Therefore when i look at Greeks they physically remind me of Arabs and not WASP.

  • Jenny Rietta

    In 2013, we still have bigots and racism from both sides-white and black. When will our world get better?

  • MarkWD

    50 years, maybe a hundred. I won’t be here, good luck future inhabitants.

    • Joseph Miller

      I keep hoping that someone puts you down in the next year, let alone 50.

  • Jack Smith

    What disgusting people to do that to someone else just because they are a diff color. or married to someone of a diff color… It’s almost shocking but not surprising with all the hate crimes that have been happening in the US esp against Minorities or friends of Minorities.

    I hope the victims sue the bar and or owner for not letting them back in to get help or at least call 911. the doorman should be fired.

    If this kind of thing does not stop, it’s going to get to the point where people are going to be afraid to go out. anywhere anymore. Or they’ll be afraid to go out with out a gun and permit to carry…

  • Jissy Taylor

    smh……. its hard to believe that the couple was just leaving the man’s bar and he couldn’;t let them back inside and call the police? they should let us know which bar so not a soul go back in there…. could the owner call the man them to beat the couple up…

  • johnbull88

    I suggest he goes back to Greek and fight the immigrants and stop looking soft targets. How about fighting the boys in the hood.No chance because him and his friends would be roasted.

  • Monday

    You would think in 2013 and a progressive city like New York this wouldn’t be a problem. Let’s continue to fight hatred where ever it may be.

  • ponz

    Why is the name of the bar left anonymous? I think it’s valuable to know where one can expect to be beaten by bigots and then be neglected by the establishment you’ve been a patron.

  • Brian Rooney

    I wonder how this incident would turn out if the above couple had licensed pistols with them.

  • Dan Aykroyd

    All this anti-black BS going on constantly.
    Where’s David Duke?
    Where’s Fox News?
    Where’s the WSU?

  • Edmond Roney

    Get a good civil rights lawyer and you could own that bar.

  • Gary

    We have seen again what we once thought had ended. People who think they are so much better then anyone of color or anyone who believes in a different life style, doing all they can to destroy others..

    Seems we have seen a lot of these kinds of degrading actions over the past six years. I guess if our President had been totally White we would not actually be seeing all of the Racial Hate that has come out. If he had been White all of those Racial comments and actions would still be covered over with a grim smile. People need to start having some respect for others.

    As we were growing up in the West most of us learned to respect others.. but years later as I traveled the South I see they never really did.. guess it still holds true in many parts of this Nation. More hate and less Respect, and we even see it being preached in places like the so call Mormon Church. When did God every show a dislike for half of the people around him? When did God every stand up and help only the Rich..? Watch the Children, the Poor and our Seniors, starve and die..

    SORRY BUT THE GOD I PRAY TO IS NOT A MEAN GOD.. HE IS ONE WHO WOULD HELP EVERYONE IN THIS NATION AND MAKE SURE THE POOR WERE HELPED BEFORE THE RICH..

  • Steven Thompson

    Too bad they didn’t have a firearm on them. This did not have to happen… They are lucky to be alive what with so many people killing others out of sheer boredom… All the gun laws in the world will not stop a criminal from obtaining and using a gun, they are already breaking numerous laws when they rob a store or whatever they do with that firearm. It is not the gun, it is the criminal using it… CCW works.

    • VeteranForTruth

      Nope. We don’t need to kill people for this. But they need to have their day in court, and jail.

  • MidgardMortal

    It IS a hate crime.
    What is the name of the club they were at? I am sure lots of people would like to know…

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  • Blkprin46

    If you think this is bad – wait until white males become a minority in this country

    • VeteranForTruth

      This is why many of them are acting like this right now. They feel it slipping away. Like it belongs to them or something…

  • VeteranForTruth

    Listen up people: There is one race, human. All of these racist nuts are gonna knock the bottom out of hell.

  • Bridgette Busby

    My God bring his vengance down on those who hate. Put them in the same position.

  • Jojo

    what’s with the color people, they are the same human being. Idiots

  • pelermon

    #1. Does not compare with the savagery blacks or committing every hour.
    Broken toes usually come from kicking something hard.

    #2. I am thinking there is more to this one sided story.

  • Bodhi

    Yes I do understand. There are many black gangs that also do this to white people. There are shitty racist white people and there are shitty racist black people. The Earth will be fine after the humans are gone, actually it will thrive without us.

  • Sam

    So the white men now Terrorists?

  • angellynn261

    It’s so tragic that we aren’t all taught from a young age that skin color is an illusion to difference, and we are all the same on the inside. This saddens me so much, but I know that I can teach my own children to be loving and accepting and tolerant to everyone.

  • Bill Carr

    I just want to know the name of the establishment… they are just as guilty if not more for refusing the couple help.

  • shell63

    This is an absolute outrage. I can’t decide who I am more annoyed with – the racists who beat these innocent people up or the ignorant doorman who would not allow them back into the club , The report states ‘Bille and Jacob and their gay friend were leaving a bar in Queens, N.Y….’ which means that they had only JUST walked passed the doorman and they were in his view. He’s a disgeace and the nightclun should be named and shamed.
    As for that piece of filth that was arrested, what a hypocrite – Nikolaos Katsos -.a Greek racist. He’s hardly what a racist would deem as
    ‘white, Anglo-Saxon’ or is it a case that there are so few racists now that they’ll allow anybody to join their club who remotely hates other people merely because of the colour of their skin? Pathetic. Racists should all be locked up and the key thrown away or better still put all the different ethnic racists together and they beat the crap out of each other!

  • dmatt

    When are we as humans on tis planet called earth, going to quit with all the racial crap and grow up. That kind of behavior is old school. This is 2000′s by god, we need to live togther to accomplish our goals as one people, WE ARE AMERICANS we are better than that.

  • popcornpatty

    She’s beautiful and doesn’t look black

  • C. Caldwell

    Why is everything about white on black racial incidents, however black crimes against whites never get passed the local news or just unreported at all?

    • nina bartoletta

      Are you retarded or are you just playing stupid because you have to be one or the other to make such a ridiculous statement.

  • Vanessa Puspita Sari Karmayana

    I wished the attackers dead for sure or jailed for life Shows there are still idiots human being still formed in this world.. And another unsympathetic humans we still have in as our neighbors. Sad

  • Tom

    This should be a hate crime and put the suspects in jail where the inmate population is 98 percent minority….

  • John

    Well, you can’t legally carry a concealed weapon in a bar, or anywhere in NYC, but hey, that wouldn’t stop me, you’re not allowed to commit hate crimes either, but it didn’t stop them. Don’t count on the law or anyone else to protect you, don’t be a martyr, protect and defend yourself. If someone punched my girl, I would shoot them a couple times to severely wound them, then I would emasculate them.

  • Citizenofdupont

    What a world we live in, they’re lucky to be alive. Beautiful couple, people are sickening!

  • Marty Susman

    That is unreal, just unreal. Those two men should be allowed out & waiting for them should be maybe a half dozen friends & those half dozen friends should take a page out of the pre revolutionary war, called “Tar & Feathering”. They should get those two men, strip them naked, cover them with hot tar, feather then & then set fire to the feathers as they did in the 1700′s… I have a feeling those two guys would NEVER EVER bother anyone again….. (Yes it’s crude but some crimes need to be handled that way) (Don’t ask me what I think should happen to a amn proved guilty of rape)

  • Neench

    A damn shame ignorance like this is still going on in the 21st century. We all bleed the same color red. Please stop this stupidity.

  • Steven Thompson

    I am just amazed at the level of prejudicial thought that goes on in this so called enlightened avenue of discourse. Since they can’t get to me on the merits of the statements I have made about defending oneself these denizens of intelligence have resorted to kindergarten tactics of calling me names. Awww… What’s the matter, did I hurt someone’s feelings little boy ???

  • John Pain

    That’s why black women should only date strong powerful blackmen, most Caucasian men are weak and cowardly, once they get attacked, they start reasoning. If it were me, I would be the one beating up on these worthless cowardly & filthy excuse for human beings. I would break a jaw or a leg

  • Tim Clevenger

    People individually tend to be fine . . in groups they tend to lose their common sense. The common sense is that we are all the same and any racial differences are no different than our own uniqueness. I didn’t even think about that woman being black till I read the article. Let’s all hope the idea of being different races ends as we all blend into human beings.

  • jb4chi

    the devil is busy

  • Billy Hyawe

    They should stay hidden. If they didn’t go out in public this would not happen.

  • Daisy

    What a terrible crime!! I hope every ONE of these pigs is brought to justice!! And SHAME ON THE F_CKING BAR GUY for locking them out!!!! What an inhuman bastard! They were just physically attacked and he slams a door in their face!!?? I’ve never heard such outrageous acts of inhumanity!! Truly some, MANY people on this planet do not deserve to live!! I sure hope that worthless son of a b_tch’s karma catches up to him and soon!!! As for the attackers, let’s hope the one they caught leads the cops the rest, and they can all ROT in prison for the next year or two!! FILTH, pure FILTH!

    BY the way, this is one of the sweetest, nicest-looking couples I have seen in a long time!!! They look like genuinely good people!! May they have a full and speedy recovery!!

    I hope you worthless scumbags enjoy prison, and being on the receiving end of getting jumped this time around, cowardly punk-a$$ b*tches!!!

  • Kafayat

    BEAUTIFUL COUPLE.

  • Kafayat

    THAT BAR SHOULD BE SHUNNED BY ALL PEOPLE OF INTEGRITY

  • WakeUp

    New York nor America is the melting pot it claims to be.. Ignorance is everywhere..

  • remoten

    It takes a very small mind to just look at a interracial couple and decide whether they should be together or not. The love and affection they have for each other has no barrier regardless of race. If she cares for him and he cares for her; that’s all that matters. They weren’t forced to be together. “They chose to be together!” And above all else “they’re married!” Had I been in this man’s position; putting their hands on me and my wife because of racial hate on their part would have been a bad thing for them. I might have lost the fight but they’d have felt and known (from their bruises) they had been in a fight the next day.

  • Laura Wilson

    There is nothing wrong with a white guy dating a black girl. You see white females dating black men all the time.

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