A cabbie whose neck was slashed during an alleged anti-Muslim attack last year says he’s mired in emotional and financial woes.
A judge on Wednesday upheld hate-crime charges against a college student accused of slashing a taxi driver’s neck in an anti-Muslim attack that amplified concerns about tolerance shortly before the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
College student Michael Enright, charged with a hate-fueled attack on a Muslim taxi driver in August, was freed on bail Tuesday.
Prosecutors say a college student declared himself “a patriot” after being arrested on charges of slashing a New York taxi driver’s neck because of anti-Muslim bias.
A defense lawyer says a student accused of cutting a Muslim taxi driver’s neck in Manhattan has post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic alcoholism.
Sources tell CBS 2 and 1010 WINS that Michael Enright was charged with attempted murder in the second degree, as a hate crime.
Michael Enright, 21, faced attempted murder charges in the attack.
The college student accused of slashing a taxi driver because he’s a Muslim has been taken to a New York City psychiatric ward.
A NYC taxi driver attacked in an alleged hate crime met privately with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and fellow cabbies and members of the Muslim community were there to show their support.
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