José and his brother Romel appear to have been misidentified as gay as they walked home, arms around each other, on a predawn morning in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. Romel managed to escape the three men who emerged from a passing car wielding a baseball bat and shouting anti-gay and anti-Latino epithets.Pretty typical bunch of bashers. They travel in packs, and never chose a fair fight. (2 against 4 in this case.)
José was struck on the head with a bottle, then kicked and beaten into unconsciousness. He was subsequently declared brain dead and expired last Friday night, one day before his mother, who was traveling from Ecuador, could reach him.
Of course in New York, your ability to defend yourself is completely restricted. It didn't help in this case that no one had guns. No one had knives. I suppose that the Left will next outlaw (or register) baseball bats.