Victims Claim Cops Did Nothing After Alleged Hell’s Kitchen Gay-Bashing

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Blake Hayes, a D.J. for WPLJ here in New York, says he and his friends were assaulted on Saturday in a hate-based crime outside McCoy's, a bar on Ninth Avenue and 51st Street. Hayes has been explaining the incident on his blog, and told the Post he is "more angry at the lack of response than the incident." While he says one of his friends was thrown into a car and another was punched twice in the face, the fact that cops on the scene refused to write a report is what got him most steamed. Later, at the 18th Precinct, they were able to file one. An NYPD spokesman said the matter is currently being investigated by their hate-crimes unit. [NYP]