David Haddad, 56, was arrested for allegedly making anti-Semitic phone calls to elderly women and vandalized the inside of an apartment building.
After a two-year investigation, the Justice Department is urging the Suffolk County Police Department to change procedures for hate crime investigations involving Latinos. The feds cite the case of Marcelo Lucero.
New York officials say there were 699 hate crimes statewide last year, up 2 percent from a year earlier.
A vigil was held in Brooklyn over the weekend in memory of a hate crime.
Community leaders used “National Night Out Against Crime” as an opportunity to announce a new plan to fight bias crime in Port Richmond.
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