Friends got attacked - what can we do?

New / Data iOuOi
Sep 27 60 Comments

My friends were attacked last night in NYC by a random guy cuz they were speaking in Spanish. They got a picture of the guy and my friend’s bloody nose. What are the things we can do? IMO with limited knowledge in law, it might be hard to a) find this guy b) prove he did it without a video.

It also made me feel sad cuz another friend of mine almost got into a fight last semester, but he didnt fight back bcuz he was worried that it would threaten his immigration status...(he just let him hurt him!!!) Both of my friends who got attacked and punched yesterday were also international students. Is there anything international students can do or do all we can do is to move on (cuz there r not much we can do...)?

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  • PayPal insrtName
    Go to the police, they will tell you what you can do.
    Sep 27 7
    • New / Data iOuOi
      OP
      Thanks @insrtName!!!
      Sep 27
    • Northrop Grumman HowCouldYu
      Really? You’re thanking this guy? OP how clueless are you. Going to the police is the first thing anyone does.

      Unpopular opinion but, just as Dave Chapelle said in his new special “I’m what you might call a victim blamer...” well what we’re doing that prompted the attack?
      Sep 27
    • New / Data iOuOi
      OP
      True but with our limited time in US knowledge of how the system works we didn’t even know whether it is 911 or 311 we should turn to
      Sep 27
    • PayPal insrtName
      No problem in being thankful for getting responses to your questions OP
      Sep 27
    • Oscar
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      911. 311 is for info
      Sep 27
  • Zillow Group z low
    Unfortunately avoid to speak spanish in public in some areas, there is a lot of racists people in this country, the current state of politics also doesn’t help, if you are not white or speak foreign language, some bad hombres assume you are the enemy, avoid some states (south) and areas (no educated, red necks, etc)
    Sep 27 12
    • Cisco / IT shdifigbrk
      “We got attacked in NYC”

      “Yeah stupid white southern redneck racists!”

      What? Quit blaming white people and rednecks for everything. Doesn’t help anyone.
      Sep 27
    • New / Mgmt
      griesrt1

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      Someone gets assaulted in liberal NYC. Blames the South while knowing nothing. Not understanding something and having no desire to understand is literally the definition of ignorance.
      Sep 27
    • Zillow Group z low
      Lol some republicans got triggered
      Sep 27
    • Chase
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      Some dems prove time and time again they are averse to analysis and lazy finger pointers.
      Sep 27
    • Cisco / IT shdifigbrk
      Been a Democrat for 20 years, but sure keep the idiocy going with blaming Republicans.
      Sep 27
  • New / Mktg
    SrZeroCool

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    They got attacked because they were speaking Spanish in the middle of NYC?? Yea ok, Jose Smollett
    Sep 27 2
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      Lolll
      Sep 27
    • Cisco / IT shdifigbrk
      Something tells me speaking Spanish had nothing to do with it.
      Sep 27
  • Apple magikarp16
    At the least, pursue in whatever capacity to create awareness about the bull shit Republicans and Trump have unleashed on the world.
    Sep 27 4
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      Lol... what a curious little mind you have. Might as well throw away any kind of analysis and go straight to finger pointing. So primitive. When something frustrates you, do you also hoot and hit it with a rock as you jump up and down?
      Sep 27
    • Apple magikarp16
      I mean, take down the big racists publicly and you bring down and actively discourage racism at every lower level. With Trump and Republicans in charge, this cannot happen as they constantly provide excuses to act racist and condone the said behavior.
      Sep 27
    • Chase
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      Right, except you literally have no evidence that it was racially driven. Most attacks in NYC are mentally ill homeless.
      Sep 27
    • Cisco nimja
      how does an attack at NYC have to do with Trump? Thanks Obama
      Sep 27
  • Chase
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    What neighborhood were you in? Sounds like a run-in with a hammered, homeless or both person. You can request traffic camera footage and report the assault, but it would be like one of 300 assaults reported in NYC a day. They’d take your statement then basically throw it in the garbage.
    Sep 27 3
    • New / Data iOuOi
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      My friends were around Empire State. And...yeah...I told my friends to expect that
      Sep 27
    • Chase
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      If they were near 5th and 34th then it was probably homeless/crazy people. A lot of them were forced out of 47th/park ave area for the UN meeting so they’ve been walking around angry.

      Chances are the person had a mental illness and they shouldn’t take it personally.
      Sep 27
    • New / Data iOuOi
      OP
      Didn’t know that...I’ll let more of my friends know.
      Sep 27
  • Bank of America / Product Quacky
    No need to call 911 so late. Call their non emergency number. 911 would only have been appropriate in the moment. Dont hope for anything out of it but worth trying
    Sep 27 3
    • New / Data iOuOi
      OP
      Thanks. I’ll let my friends know that it is 311 they should call not 911.
      Sep 27
    • Oscar
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      No. 311 will redirect you to 911. Stop spreading false info Quacky.
      Sep 27
    • Bank of America / Product Quacky
      Not for a non emergency. Wtf you talking about koala
      Sep 27
  • New / Mktg
    SrZeroCool

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    Jose Smollett!!
    Sep 27 0
  • Roku cruella
    Everyone blaming the victims here with things like don’t go to bad neighborhoods or don’t speak Spanish etc , realize that’s very similar in principle to telling a rape victim “don’t wear short skirts”
    Don’t blame the victim.
    Sep 27 2
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      griesrt1

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      It didn’t happen.
      Sep 27
    • Roku cruella
      That’s fine.
      If it didn’t happen it didn’t happen.
      Just no reason to blame the victim.
      Logically if it didn’t happen, flame OP.
      If it did then no fault of victims.
      Gives no one any reason to blame the Vicodin’s.
      Sep 27
  • Sony Lirik
    If all he got was a bloody nose and you don't know who the guy is the cops probably won't do much to be honest
    Sep 27 2
    • New / Data iOuOi
      OP
      That was one of the things I was worried and frustrated about - not sure how far will the cops go down this case to track this guy down for my friends bloody nose 😖🤦🏻‍♀️ still it feels terrible cuz the fear of being here as an immigrant is >>> a bloody nose.
      Sep 27
    • Microsoft xPgf80
      It’s pretty much guaranteed that nothing will come of reporting it to the police. That said, it’s still good to report it as the statistics only account for reported crimes.
      Sep 27
  • New / Data iOuOi
    OP
    @griesrt1: Believe it or not, I trust my friend’s story and am really trying to help them figure out some things they can do. If you don’t believe it, fine. If you can’t offer any constructive advice, no worries. If you think we are spreading fear by a broken nose story in midtown nyc, then you probably have overestimated us. And tbh my friends and I are not receiving much comfort learning that there’s probably not much we can do or if anyone will take this case seriously.
    Sep 27 1
    • New / Mgmt
      griesrt1

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      Ok I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt. Let’s think through what could have happened. It’s obvious to me that your friend was not punch for speaking Spanish only. He/she might have just looked at someone the wrong way and they got punched. Happened to me before when i lived in high crime. Either you 1. Get tough and learn how to fight or 2. Get street smart and don’t hang around in stupid places at stupid hours (I.e. don’t hang around outside of a bar at 2am unless you’re ready to throw hands). That’s my advice. Your friend is lucky they’re not dead. Could get shot doing stuff like that.
      Sep 27
  • New / IT
    Hal3299

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    Odd since everyone speaks Spanish in Manhattan including the Irish pub, Indian restaurant and Iranian stores in that area.

    Call the police.
    Sep 27 1
    • New / Data iOuOi
      OP
      Yeah...they’ve been in nyc for a year or so and never had a problem speaking Spanish or hanging out late. I would prefer to take this as an independent individual case to not spread fear but as a reminder to always stay alert and know what to do when bad things happen 😢😢😢
      Sep 27
  • New / Mgmt
    griesrt1

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    griesrt1more
    I figured it out folks. OP is lying. Do you want to know why they didn’t go to the police? Because they would be charged with lying to police. This never happened OR it didn’t happen the way they said. This is meant to try to get you on their side because they’re all victims (boo hoo). Stop being a p and learn how to fight.
    Sep 27 4
    • New / Data iOuOi
      OP
      Uh sorry no. a) I was trying to help out my clueless friends that sent me their bloody pics last night and since I’m only in US for a year or so tbh I don’t know what to do either and b) I have better things to do than seeking attention and comfort (?) on an anonymous platform claiming that my friend got punched. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️
      Sep 27
    • Roku cruella
      What will op gain by getting us on their side by lying?
      Sep 27
    • New / Mgmt
      griesrt1

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      Ok your friend is lying then. Most made up story I ever heard. Get new friends.
      Sep 27
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      griesrt1

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      Moral panic is their strategy Roku.
      Sep 27
  • You folks are at a wrong place at wrong time. Stay at good neighborhoods and hang out only in safer places.
    Sep 27 3
    • New / Data iOuOi
      OP
      They were around Empire State last night, which never felt sketchy and unsafe. But yeah probably that’s the most effective way to protect ourselves 😔
      Sep 27
    • Roku cruella
      Ge I hope what u r saying is only meant as advice and isn’t to be construed as victim blaming. As in “they should have stayed out of bad neighborhoods “
      Sep 27
    • Yup. Don’t become a victim. That’s what we can do. Unfortunately, the world is not safe.
      Sep 27
  • Google / Eng batmobile
    should've gotten the police involved asap, why did they wait so long
    Sep 27 1
    • New / Data iOuOi
      OP
      I have no idea either...woke up to their messages and missed calls cuz I was already asleep last night.
      Sep 27
  • Microsoft / Eng FIux
    Just move on bro
    Sep 27 0

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