‘People Are Scared!’ Oak Lawn Demands Justice for LGBT Attacks

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DALLAS -- It's been two months of violence targeting the gay community in Dallas. So far, two dozen men have been attacked in Oak Lawn, but no arrests.

Dozens of activists gathered outside Dallas PD headquarters Sunday night to express frustration, especially after arrests came quickly in the Katy Trail robberies.

"A few straight white women are robbed and immediately you see police cruisers, you see mounted patrols, you see bike patrols, and the guys are in jail in two weeks," Michael Dominguez said.

Dominguez was attacked in early October while walking home from S4 Nightclub.

"I said goodbye to the door guy and was gonna walk the three blocks that it usually takes, and the next thing I remember was waking up in the trauma unit," he said.

Dominguez was stabbed in the neck and suffered a fractured skull. Now that he's recovered, he's decided to speak out and join the demands for more action from DPD. "People are scared, and surprisingly, people aren't necessarily in the know about this unless they live here."

Now that they've raised their voices, they are starting to see results.

"It wasn't until this past weekend that we really saw a huge police presence and the lockdown patrols which is great," Dominguez  explained.

DPD sent NewsFix a statement saying, "The Department has created a special task force that will further increase police presence in the area."

CrimStoppers has double the reward for information from $5,000 to $10,000.

But the neighborhood won't breathe a sigh of relief until this crime spree of hate is over.

"Surely after attack number 15 or 16, there has to be some sort of information that could lead to the arrest and indictment of somebody!"

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