Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jack Price leaves the hospital

Nearly three weeks after two men nearly beat Jack Price to death outside a bodega, the College Point resident left the hospital.

Price spoke with WABC reporter Josh Einiger before doctors discharged him from Booth Memorial Hospital. He remains in obvious pain, but Price remained defiant during the interview. And he also spoke out against alleged attackers Daniel Rodriguez, Jr., and Daniel Aleman.

Rodriguez and Aleman allegedly punched and kicked Price up to 30 times outside a College Point deli earlier this month. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, mayoral candidate Bill Thompson and hundreds of others marched through the working class neighborhood on Oct. 17 to denounce the attack.

The attack against Price is the latest in a series of anti-LGBT acts of violence that have rocked Queens this year. Local activists continue to organize events and other gatherings to address how to curb these attacks in the borough.

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