Yavuz Erdogan is the human embodiment of the American Dream: a Turkish immigrant who became a U.S. citizen, he owns his own business in Levittown, the archetypal American suburb. On election night, an ex-cop beat him with an American flag.

A retired NYPD cop and his sons beat a Long Island gas-station manager with American flags on Election Night, telling the Turkish immigrant to "get out of my country," authorities and witnesses said.

Cop. Immigrant. Citizen. Levittown. Election night. Flag. Violence. Hate. Erdrogan reportedly picked up the flag and fended off his attackers with it before police broke it up.

Whose country?

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