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Saint Peter's Prep School. (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Racist Text Messages Sent To N.J. Student Running For Council President

Michah Onditi, 16, received a slew of racist text messages warning him to drop out of the race for student council president at St. Peter’s Preparatory School because he is black, police said.


Kevin Kiadii. (Photo: CBS 2)

Apparent Anti-Gay Attack In Prospect Park Continues Troubling Trend In NYC

Kevin Kiadii is a 25-year-old freelance make-up artist. He said it’s a relief arrests were made, and that he wasn’t more seriously hurt.


March Against Anti-Gay Violence

An Angry Community Rallies In Response To String Of Anti-Gay Attacks

A community is rallying against hate, and police are increasing patrols in some neighborhoods – in the wake of five anti-gay attacks in the past two weeks.


Alleged "Latin King Goonies" gang members

NY Indictment: 2 Charged In Gay Attack Are Victims

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.


Alleged "Latin King Goonies" gang members

Bronx Bias Attack Suspects Head Back To Court

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.


Alleged "Latin King Goonies" gang members

8 Gang Suspects Arraigned In NYC Anti-Gay Attack

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.

CBS 2–10/10/2010

Stonewall Inn (AP Photo/Kevin Larkin, File)

Lawyer: Stonewall Inn Attack Not A Hate Crime

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.


Christian Vasquez (credit: CBS 2)

Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Bias Attack Suspect

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.


Activists March On Staten Island

Outbursts Follow Anti-Bias Protest On S.I.

A shouting match broke out on the steps of a Port Richmond Church amid a march against violence involving Hispanic immigrants.

CBS 2–08/10/2010

Christian Vasquez

Suspect Arrested in S.I. Bias Attack Charged As Adult

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.

1010 WINS–08/06/2010

Police Presence On Staten Island

NYC Leaders Outraged Over Attacks On S.I.

Community leaders are demanding much more be done to keep city streets safe following a recent string of bias attacks on Staten Island.

CBS 2–08/03/2010

Alejandro Galindo Sr. is recovering after being brutally beaten by a gang in Staten Island on July 7, 2010. (credit: CBS)

Rash Of S.I. Bias Attacks Put Residents On Edge

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.

CBS 2–07/28/2010


NYPD Stepping Up Patrols After S.I. Hate Crime Spike

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 […]

CBS 2–07/27/2010

NYPD Probes Staten Island Attack as Possible Hate Crime

NEW YORK — Police are investigating the assault on a Mexican immigrant in Staten Island as a possible hate crime.

CBS New York–07/27/2010

Jeffrey Conroy, 19, seen to the left, was convicted of manslaughter as a hate crim on Monday, April 19, 2010. His victim, Marcelo Lucero, to the right, was an Ecuadorean Immigrant living in Patchogue. (credit: 1010 WINS)

Final L.I. Hate Crime Suspect Pleads Guilty

The last of seven New York teenagers implicated in the hate crime killing of an Ecuadorean immigrant pleaded guilty on Wednesday.