Anti Gay Attack
Police were working Thursday night to identify four people wanted for questioning in connection with a suspected anti-gay attack on three women in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn late last month.
Idelfonso Mendez pleaded guilty Thursday to gang assault, though not to any hate crime charges, in the October 3, 2010 beating that authorities described as a violent act mixed with gang ideology, sexual assault, torture and bias against gays.
Alfonso Lainer, 23, was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated harassment and assault as a hate crime, police said.
Four young men were charged Monday in an alleged anti-gay attack on Long Island that left one of the victims seriously injured.
The NYPD has just released new surveillance images of three suspects wanted in connection with the beating of a gay couple near Madison Square Garden last month.
Gay pride was on full display at the 21st annual Queens Pride Parade.
Gornell Roman was charged Wednesday with assault and aggravated harassment, both as hate crimes, police said.
The incident happened around 5:20 a.m. Tuesday. Police said a gay couple, ages 41 and 42, were walking on Broadway near Prince Street when two men began yelling anti-gay slurs.
Christopher Orlando didn’t speak at his sentencing Tuesday. Defense lawyer John Rapawy says the 18-year-old “just wants to put this behind him.”
Members of a street gang who attacked a gay man and a recruit because they believed the two had a sexual encounter also turned on two of their own during the rampage, according to new court documents.
Authorities say a man spat anti-gay and racist insults as he punched a patron at a prominent Greenwich Village gay bar.
New York City police say members of a Bronx street crew discovered one of their recruits was gay, so they brutally beat and tortured the teen and two other people.