A horrific hate crime took place in Lincoln, Nebraska recently when an openly gay woman was held hostage by three masked men who tortured her and carved slurs into her body. The unidentified woman is lucky to be alive, but the damage of the attack is so horrendous it'll be a wonder if she ever fully recovers from it.
The woman isn't being named for reasons of her safety, but it's being reported that three masked men broke into her home, stripped her naked and then tied her up so she couldn't move. They carved hateful words into her body with knives and then spray painted the words "We found u Dyke" on her basement wall. They then spread gasoline over the floor of her home and threw down a lit match with the intent of burning the house down with her in it.
These vile pieces of excrement were not successful in their attempt at a fatal hate crime, luckily. The woman was able to escape and drag herself naked and bound to a neighbor's home where police were called. She is now residing in an emergency shelter for her safety, but the three masked individuals are still at large. Will she have justice or will these men go forth and attack more homosexual persons? There is no excuse for committing crimes such as this one, and hopefully the police in Lincoln make an example out of these fools if and when they're caught.
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