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Police Nab Teen Suspect In S.I. Bias Attack

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Staten Island bias attacks

Hispanics took to the streets of the Port Richmond section of Staten Island on July 28, 2010, to ask for peace following a recent string of 10 bias attacks on Mexican immigrants.

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) — In an effort to help heal a Staten Island community that’s been rocked by bias attacks, Archbishop Timothy Dolan was set to celebrate mass Sunday at Saint Mary of the Assumption Church in Richmond Terrace.

Meantime, a suspect was under arrest in the latest incident. Yashua Plair, 17, was charged in the robbery of a 15-year-old hispanic teen in West Brighton.

Plair was accused of pulling a knife, shouting racial slurs at the victim and stealing his iPod.

The victim was not seriously hurt.

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