Justice for George and Chris Zander
"Two of Hunters patron’s (Chris Zanders and George Zanders) part of the gay softball league on the Piranha’s (orange jerseys) were assaulted after leaving Hunters last night about 8:15 pm. They were holding hands and were called “faggots” and the aggressor got into an altercation with Chris. After stating that he did not want to fight, Chris released him. The instigator then came back with two buddies and snuck up and hit Chris on the back of the head with a bottle. Chris suffered a concussion and was knocked partially unconscious and needed staples in the back of his head and stiches to his lip.
George, an active member of Stonewall Democrats, (71+)was pushed down in the scuffle and broke his hip. George will be undergoing Hip Surgery tomorrow at DRMC.
Both were taken by ambulance to Desert Regional, Chris was released. There were witnesses and a police report was filed."
Detective Stephanie Campbell from the Palm Springs Police Department “crimes against persons unit “ is handling the investigation. If anyone has any information, please contact her.
I have it on good authority that a reward for the attackers will not be necessary. Thus, if any of you feel that you would like a refund for your donation it will be refunded. For those of you who do not, we will use the money for all the expenses that Chris will now be facing following George's untimely death and to help Chris get on his feet after this terrible loss. Thanks again to this wonderful loving community which has been a huge and caring family.
It's going to be a slow recovery.
Hi there - I would like to help with a meal for George. Lori Cohen-Sanford is a wonderful personal chef specializes in super healthy but tasty food. She is cooking for me this Tuesday - stuffed chicken, fresh veggies and a salad. It will be yummy and healthy. Just checked with her and she can make the same for George when she is at my house on Tuesday. If this would work I can deliver to you (I think you are in MCE as am I) late Tuesday afternoon of first thing we'd. Please let me know if that will work - sorry to be so specific but she only comes on Tuesday and after this week I will be gone for a few weeks. I am at 760 656-0859 if you want to discuss. Thanks - Sheila Miller