Elected officials and volunteers handed out fliers in Greenwich Village Friday showing a police sketch of a suspect wanted for the brutal attack of a gay couple at a subway stop.
It happened around 9:40 p.m. on Nov. 10 on Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights.
In the wake of a suspected bias attack on a Columbia University professor earlier this month, state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Queens) joined members of the Sikh Cultural Society Sunday in a rally against hate crimes.
The suspect has been described a Hispanic male between 25 and 30-years-old, with light skin, and dark hair that was tied up in a bun at the time of the attack, he is approximately 6-ft tall and was wearing a denim jacket.
Grant Smith, 48, was arrested Thursday on assault and menacing charges, Nassau County police said.
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.
A suspect was under arrest in the latest Staten Island bias incident.
A group of Staten Island residents took to the streets for a marathon of demonstrating, from early Saturday morning until late Saturday night, to speak out against an epidemic of hate crimes.
NEW YORK (CBS 2) – Police on Staten Island were expanding their investigation into possible bias attacks against the Latino community.