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DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer | Dallas Voice | November 27, 2015

Oak Lawn goes on lockdown patrol as community demands protection while searching for long term solutions

When Geoffrey Hubbard was attacked on Thursday, Nov. 19 as he walked home from work at Cedar Springs Tap House, the community reacted in a way that it hadn’t after other recent attacks.

Earlier that day, police had two meetings with the LGBT community, merchants and bar owners. At one held at the Round-Up Saloon, community members blamed businesses for not doing more. Businesses blamed the city for not providing proper protection, and community members heard, once again, that they were partly responsible because they’re walking alone in unlit areas.

But once photos of Hubbard — bandaged and bloodied, waiting to see a doctor in Baylor’s emergency room — circulated, and word got out that he spent the day in the ICU, gay men decided to take matters into their own hands.

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