DC's finest seem to have let down the LGBT community yet again. Five lesbians were attacked by two men next to a metro stop in the Columbia Heights neighborhood, but police refused to file a report. A third man recorded the entire incident and the police response on his phone.
The victim who asked not to be identified said the officers on the scene gave no explanation for refusing to take a report. But she said some of the officers told them they were too agitated.
"They were telling us if you guys don't calm down we're going to lock you guys up," the woman said. "One officer said I'm not talking to you because you guys don't know how to act," she said.
"And yes, we were panicking. Yes, we were crying. Yes, we were going off," she said. "But the fact is these men had just hit us."
The attack on the five lesbians comes less than two weeks after a D.C. transgender woman was shot to death in Northeast D.C. and one day after a second transgender woman was targeted by a suspect who fired a gun at her but missed hitting her just one block from where the first victim was killed.
The two men yelled anti-gay slurs at the group of women and punched them repeatedly in the face and head. While the police had one of the attackers in custody at the scene, they let him go.
Police didn't ask to watch the third man's footage. The victims are worried the video will show up online.