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Durham police seek Hispanic men accused of assault

Posted October 13, 2008

— Durham police are trying to find four Hispanic men accused of cutting three Hispanic men with a knife Sunday.

The assault happened around 5:30 p.m. outside 405 W. Lakewood Ave. Six additional Hispanic men were around when the assault happened, police said.

Emergency crews took the first victim to Duke’s emergency room with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The second and third victims had minor cuts.

Police are looking for a green Chevrolet Cavalier, a blue Ford Explorer and a red and purple Honda Civic.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 683-1200.


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  • independent_thinker Oct 13, 2008


    You are "most certainly" wrong, according to Merriam-Webster:

    Hispanic: definition:

    1: of or relating to the people, speech, or culture of Spain or of Spain and Portugal

    2: of, relating to, or being a person of Latin American descent living in the United States ; especially : one of Cuban, Mexican, or Puerto Rican origin

    Stop believing everything you hear on right-wing talk radio and do some independent research...

  • iwanttobeillegalalien Oct 13, 2008

    If he is an illegal, I bet they won't catch the guy, but if he is a legal citizen, his but is grass. It doesn't pay to be an honest individual anymore. Sad!!!

  • imback Oct 13, 2008

    "Hispanic refers to people of Spanish descent originating from the Iberian peninsula. It most certainly does not refer to people of Mexican or South American descent."

    lol. I love it when people try to sound smart. It "most certainly" doesnt? Then you better tell the Hispanics in this nation who are from Latin American to quit calling themselves that. Oh wait, they only do that for "our" benefit, right?

  • ifcdirector Oct 13, 2008

    Welcome to your new Third World courtesy of George W. Bush, the United States Congress, Governor Mike Easley, the NC Legislature, the NC Highway Patrol, the Durham Police, etc., etc. and anyone else who refuses to protect the citizens of this state who pay their salaries from this invasion.

  • Here kitty kitty Oct 13, 2008

    I'm sick of reading this junk...sick sick sick!! Send the hospital bill to the churches and other groups in last week's article and let them pay it!!!

  • Coach K is GREAT Oct 13, 2008

    Hmmm, I wonder who will be picking up the hospitl tab????

  • Tax Man Oct 13, 2008

    So should we use the term "Latino" to describe them? Or "Mexican"? or just plain "criminal"? Equal rights - lock them up - if illegal, deport them. If US residents incarcerate them after convicting them. Any gang connections here? MS-13 or so?

  • dcatz Oct 13, 2008

    Hispanic refers to people of Spanish descent originating from the Iberian peninsula. It most certainly does not refer to people of Mexican or South American descent.

  • anneonymousone Oct 13, 2008

    Substitute "white," "African American," "Native American," or any other ethnic group in the headline to see why people are annoyed. In the article, it is fitting to describe the alleged assailants, but not in the headline.

  • TheAdmiral Oct 13, 2008

    Where's the ACLU?

    Where is ACORN?

    Isn't this racial profiling? I mean - really!

    I am offended that they take the sheriff to the carpet for calling the hispanics in his county trash, but they don't do anything about pointing out hispanics in Durham.