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They Thought They Got Away With It

They Thought They Got Away With It

When two gay men were approached and savagely beaten by a well-heeled group of white men and women in Philadelphia, police appealed for the public’s support in identifying the attackers…and Twitter solved the crime.

According to the police statement: On September 11, 2014, at 10:45 pm, the complainant, a 28 year-old male, along with a friend, a 27 year-old male, were on the 1600 block of Chancellor Street when they were approached by a group of unknown white males and females. As the group approached the complainants they made disparaging remarks about their sexual orientation. The group then attacked the complainants holding them while other members of the group punched them in the face, head and chest.

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