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4 New Orleans Nigglybears Maul & Rob 2 Unsuspecting White Men! #WheresTheOutrage (Video)

4 New Orleans Nigglybears Maul & Rob 2 Unsuspecting White Men! #WheresTheOutrage (Video)

by June 30, 2017 1 comment

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By: Tommy “Tj” Sotomayor

The two men beaten and robbed in the French Quarter Saturday night (June 24) were identified as Tim Byrne and James Curran.

Byrne and Curran were in New Orleans for the annual general assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association, said the group’s spokeswoman Rachel Walden. Byrne remains hospitalized while Curran was treated and released, said Walden. Both men are staff members with the association.

The men were visiting town from the Boston area, and were walking back to their hotel room when the attack occurred shortly before 9 p.m. in the 200 block of Bienville Street, said Superintendent Michael Harrison at a Monday press conference. In surveillance video from the scene, one of the men appears to get punched in the face and is knocked out cold, lying on the sidewalk as blood pools around him. At least four apparent suspects can be seen in the video.

Harrison said police plan to release still images of the suspects, and possibly more video footage. He said their images were “caught on multiple cameras,” and urged anyone with information about the suspects to contact the police.

More than 4,000 people were in town for the Unitarian Universalists conference June 21-25.

New Orleans police have arrested two more men in connection with the assault and robbery of two Massachusetts men on Saturday, authorities said.

One of the victims is still in critical condition, police said.

Rashaad Piper, 20, and Nicholas Pogozelski, 18, were arrested Wednesday on charges of assaulting two men from Boston, robbing them, and then fleeing the scene.