San Diego Man Beaten, Kicked and Called "Fucking Faggot" But Police "Aren’t Sure" It’s A Hate Crime

Jacob Harshbarger,of San Diego’s North Park, was attacked and beaten in an alley behind his home early Sunday morning while walking his dogs.  ,” Harshbarger was attacked after one of the men read it and began calling him a “fucking faggot.” The beat, which included kicking him to the ground that left him with a concussion, black eye, and 13 stitches in his lips, while screaming ay him “homo” and “come over here and kick the fairy

San Diego police officer, J. Hebdon, isn’t sure this is a hate crime or a matter of “being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

 Like what? Walking your dogs near your house and being gay?

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