Suffolk County Reaches Agreement To Improve Hate Crime InvestigationsThe Suffolk County Police Department has reached a tentative agreement to enhance investigations of hate crimes and bias incidents, in the wake of federal scrutiny following the 2008 hate crime killing of an Ecuadorean immigrant.
Ecuadorean Immigrant Slain In Hate Crime On Long Island Mourned 5 Years LaterA vigil was planned in Patchogue, Long Island Saturday, on the five-year anniversary of the hate-driven murder of an Ecuadorean immigrant.
Court Tosses Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed On Behalf Of L.I. Hate Crime VictimMarcelo 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.
Bethpage Federal Credit Union Opens Bilingual Branch In PatchogueIt was in Patchogue, Long Island where, sadly, in 2008, Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero was murdered.
Dept. Of Justice Turns Up Heat On Suffolk PD Over Hate Crimes Against LatinosAfter 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.
Michelle Obama Honors NY Library With Nat'l MedalFirst lady Michelle Obama has presented a national medal for bilingual education to a New York library that became a center of healing for its community following the stabbing death of an Ecuadorean immigrant.
L.I. Hate Crime Victim's Estate Files Civil Rights SuitThe suit filed Monday claims local police and elected officials allowed an atmosphere of violence against Hispanics until it culminated in the death of Marcelo Lucero.
Last Teen Sentenced In L.I. Hate Crime KillingMarcelo Lucero was stabbed in a confrontation near the Patchogue, N.Y., train station. The killing focused national immigration debate on Long Island.
6th Teen Sentenced In Patchogue Hate Crime DeathThe sixth of seven Long Island teenagers to be sentenced for their roles in the stabbing death of an Ecuadorean immigrant got an eight-year prison term on Wednesday.
Teens In L.I. Hate Crime Stabbing Face SentencingFour Long Island teenagers who admitted being part of a gang that targeted Hispanics for violence face long prison terms for their roles in the killing of an Ecuadorean immigrant.
Final L.I. Hate Crime Suspect Pleads GuiltyThe last of seven New York teenagers implicated in the hate crime killing of an Ecuadorean immigrant pleaded guilty on Wednesday.