A 20-year-old Utah man was severely beaten outside a club in Salt Lake City last Friday. While the police reports have not been finalized, it’s considered to be ruled as a case of gay-bashing. As Dale Hall was leaving the club last weekend, he was approached by a group of men who began to hurl gay slurs at him and then proceeded to attack him.
“He came up randomly and punched me in the back of my head and I fell on the ground. And he grabbed me by my shirt and punched me on the side of my face.”
The final attack on Hall was an act, known as being curb stomped. An attacker forces his victim onto the ground and makes him open his mouth in as if you to bite or the eat the curb. Then, the attacker stomps on the back of the victims head. This term and act of violence was highly featured in the film American History X.
Hall’s injuries include a broken jaw — broken in three places — and multiple fractures. Six teeth were knocked out and his cheek bone was shattered with the doctors telling him there was a small piece of bone lodged in his brain which in turn could have been fatal. Dane is home from the hospital now but still has bandages wrapped around his head (seen above) and must remain on a liquid diet for 10 more weeks. We all wish Dane a speedy recovery. Check out the TV report on Dane Hall’s attack below.