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.
Investigators said two teens and a 30-year-old man were taken to a vacant house in Morris Heights earlier this month, tied up, sodomized and tortured.
Eight of the nine suspects in the brutal Bronx gang assault were arraigned on Sunday, making their first court appearance. They’re facing a variety of charges, including hate crimes.
Police said 21-year-old Matthew Francis of Staten Island told a patron, Benjamin Carver, in the bathroom that he doesn’t like gays, then beat the man bloody while 17-year-old Christopher Orlando of Staten Island blocked the door.
Prosecutors said charges against a 17-year-old, accused of a bias attack on Staten Island, are being dropped because the incident was a fight over marijuana and not a hate crime.
A shouting match broke out on the steps of a Port Richmond Church amid a march against violence involving Hispanic immigrants.
The teen initially arrested as a juvenile in a suspected Staten Island hate crime attack on Christian Vasquez, was charged Friday as an adult, prosecutors said.
Community leaders are demanding much more be done to keep city streets safe following a recent string of bias attacks on Staten Island.
The hunt is on for five men who viciously beat and robbed a 31-year-old Mexican immigrant on Staten Island, the latest in a string of suspected bias attacks in the borough. Now, many residents are asking how it could happen again.
NEW YORK (AP) — Police on Tuesday were increasing patrols and opening up a temporary command post on a Staten Island street corner after 10 suspected hate crimes on Mexican men, and are encouraging anyone […]
NEW YORK — Police are investigating the assault on a Mexican immigrant in Staten Island as a possible hate crime.
The last of seven New York teenagers implicated in the hate crime killing of an Ecuadorean immigrant pleaded guilty on Wednesday.