Dec 09, 2007
Quickie Link: Pressed, Police Probe Alleged Gay-Bashing
(USA) - Somerville police last week were investigating an alleged hate crime and possible police error after outcry from a Gay-rights group. Don Gorton, chairman of the Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, said Lisa Daloia of northeastern Massachusetts and two other women were beaten up in the early hours of Nov. 18 while leaving a friend's house. A man started taunting Daloia and her group of six friends earlier in the evening at the On the Hill Tavern in Magoun Square. Daloia was knocked unconscious, Gorton said; her friends, he added, received "bruises all over their faces and parts of their bodies." Daloia has been experiencing post-traumatic stress since the incident.