2nd Man Pleads Guilty In S.I. Election Night Hate Spree
The second of the four guys who were accused of an Election Night hate-crime spree in Staten Island has pleaded guilty. The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that Brian Carranza, 21, admitted in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn to conspiring to assault African-Americans in retaliation for Obama's victory. (Bryan Garaventa pleaded out earlier this month.) A sentencing date has not been set. Carranza faces at 10-year max and a quarter-million dollar fine, but as he has copped in advance of remaining holdouts Ralph Nicoletti and Michael Contreras, we may assume he's cooperating and will receive a lighter sentence.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Village Voice's biggest stories.