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.
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 is asking the public for help in identifying and tracking down a man wanted in connection with an assault that took place in Midtown South on Sunday morning.
Enright pleaded guilty to attempted murder and assault as hate crimes for the Aug. 24, 2010 attack against Bangladeshi cab driver Ahmed Sharif.
Elliot Morales, 33, pleaded not guilty to murder as a hate crime in the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Mark Carson.
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.
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.
It happened just after 3 a.m. on Saturday; Lovendusky told 1010 WINS Reporter Sonia Rincon that he was walking down the street with a group of friends when a gang of teenagers approached them from behind and taunted them with a homophobic slur.
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.
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.