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Marcelo Lucero

Marcelo Lucero

Suffolk County Reaches Agreement To Improve Hate Crime Investigations

The 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.

12/03/2013

Hate crime victim Marcelo Lucero. (Handout)

Ecuadorean Immigrant Slain In Hate Crime On Long Island Mourned 5 Years Later

A vigil was planned in Patchogue, Long Island Saturday, on the five-year anniversary of the hate-driven murder of an Ecuadorean immigrant.

11/09/2013

Hate crime victim Marcelo Lucero. (Handout)

Court Tosses Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed On Behalf Of L.I. Hate Crime Victim

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.

08/27/2013

Bilingual branch of Bethpage Federal Credit Union - Patchogue, NY - Dec 1, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Opens Bilingual Branch In Patchogue

It was in Patchogue, Long Island where, sadly, in 2008, Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero was murdered.

12/01/2011

Jeffrey Conroy, 19, seen to the left, was convicted of manslaughter as a hate crim on Monday, April 19, 2010. His victim, Marcelo Lucero, to the right, was an Ecuadorean Immigrant living in Patchogue. (credit: 1010 WINS)

Dept. Of Justice Turns Up Heat On Suffolk PD Over Hate Crimes Against Latinos

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.

09/14/2011

First lady Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Honors NY Library With Nat’l Medal

First 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.

12/19/2010

Hate crime victim Marcelo Lucero. (Handout)

L.I. Hate Crime Victim’s Estate Files Civil Rights Suit

The 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.

11/22/2010

Jeffrey Conroy, 19, seen to the left, was convicted of manslaughter as a hate crim on Monday, April 19, 2010. His victim, Marcelo Lucero, to the right, was an Ecuadorean Immigrant living in Patchogue. (credit: 1010 WINS)

Last Teen Sentenced In L.I. Hate Crime Killing

Marcelo Lucero was stabbed in a confrontation near the Patchogue, N.Y., train station. The killing focused national immigration debate on Long Island.

10/14/2010

6th Teen Sentenced In Patchogue Hate Crime Death

The 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.

09/01/2010

Police escort the seven suspects accused of beating Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero to death in Patchogue. (credit: CBS 2)

Teens In L.I. Hate Crime Stabbing Face Sentencing

Four 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.

08/25/2010

Jeffrey Conroy, 19, seen to the left, was convicted of manslaughter as a hate crim on Monday, April 19, 2010. His victim, Marcelo Lucero, to the right, was an Ecuadorean Immigrant living in Patchogue. (credit: 1010 WINS)

Final L.I. Hate Crime Suspect Pleads Guilty

The last of seven New York teenagers implicated in the hate crime killing of an Ecuadorean immigrant pleaded guilty on Wednesday.

06/02/2010