More gay-bashing in Alberta
Ah, Alberta. Gay bashing capital of Canada.
I shouldn't read these articles, especially when I know the people involved. It's really rather sick how the comments section has turned into a 'blame the victim for being drunk' and 'hate crime is silly' and 'they must have done something to deserve it' fest.
"Barry, 31, is recovering in hospital after surgery to implant two plates in her face. She suffered a broken jaw, a crushed left eye socket and facial nerve damage when she was kicked in the face by a man who hurled sexual epithets at her before the attack...
The women called 911, and an ambulance arrived right away. However, it took 30 minutes for a police officer to arrive.
The women, who admit they were heavily intoxicated, told CBC the officer took their names but very little other information. They had to ask him for his business card, Gouchie said.
When Barry phoned police on Tuesday to ask about progress on her case, she learned there was no record of the incident, and the officer involved was off for four days.
CBC News has learned the investigating officer did not file a report. He also did not call in the dog team or Air 1, the police helicopter, in an attempt to track the four young men.
That is standard procedure for such a serious crime, according to one veteran of the Edmonton force, who spoke on condition of anonymity. He also said department policy requires officers to file reports on the same day, especially in a case involving a serious incident, such as an aggravated assault and potential hate crime."