Did you know that if you are a victim of a hate crime and wind up in the hospital because of it, the hospital, by law, must contact the local law enforcement?
But even though it's the law for a hate crime to be reported to police, or sheriffs, it is not the law that either branch of law enforcement must log the complaint and take a statement. Apparantly THEY can determine over the phone whether or not it is of interest to them.
I know all this because yours truly got "fag bashed" last Sunday night right in West Hollywood. Some punk-ass bitch started harassing my friends, Kid Friendly, Smooth Money, White Gold and myself as we walked home from YOGURT STOP (this blog was supposed to be my review of the latest frozen yogurt shop to unveil in WeHo, but it's not)
I got between the drunk fucker and Kid Friendly and wound up in the Cedars Sinai ER with a broken and cut open nose. But the sheriff's department refused to send a deputy to take my statement. I was told by the attending ER doctor that I could go to the sheriff's department later and file a complaint instead.
Instead, I've written a letter that I sent out earlier this week to the mayor of West Hollywood and several of the council members. I have also sent copies of this letter to several people at GLAAD.
And now I'm posting this blog, so you will all know about it too.
Bullshit like this can't be tolerated. And anyone who knows me knows I don't tolerate not being tolerated. I'll keep you updated on how this all plays out.