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.
It happened around 9:40 p.m. on Nov. 10 on Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights.
The NYPD is looking into a series of attacks on Jews in Brooklyn. At least one attack was caught on surveillance tape. Some of the assaults may be part of a disturbing game.
A vigil was planned in Patchogue, Long Island Saturday, on the five-year anniversary of the hate-driven murder of an Ecuadorean immigrant.
A somber mass was held Sunday at a Staten Island church where a suspicious fire was being treated as a hate crime this weekend.
David Jimenez was walking his dogs in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when he heard a man shouting homophobic slurs at him, he said.
Authorities said suspect Steven Torres, 22, admitted to the stabbing because he said Ever Orozco blew him kisses and made sexual advances.
A suspect has been arrested and charged in an alleged anti-gay bias attack on a couple in Chelsea last month.
Jeffrey Babbitt slipped into a coma and had been declared brain-dead at Bellevue Hospital after he was randomly attacked in Union Square last week, police said.
A suspect could face hate crime charges in a random act of violence that reportedly left a man brain dead in Union Square Park this week.
It came out of nowhere. A man allegedly went on a rampage in Union Square on Wednesday afternoon and left a complete stranger brain dead in the process.
Marcelo Lucero’s family had appealed last year’s decision by federal Judge Leonard Wexler to throw out the lawsuit. The suit against the Suffolk County and its police department claims authorities failed to prevent the killing.
Police say the victim, 21-year-old Islan Nettles, died Thursday night, five days after she was attacked in Harlem.
The vicious attack took place around midnight Tuesday, shortly after Peter Notman and Michael Felenchak left the Chelsea Bowtie Cinemas on 23rd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.
A hate crimes investigation has been launched in southern Brooklyn, after vandals desecrated several religious sites.