In the glaring sun of last Saturday afternoon, the family of murder victim Manuel Mayi and supporters marched the same long street they have retraced for years. It was the annual rally in memory of an 18-year-old Dominican, who on the night of March 29, 1991, ran that route until a mob of youths caught up and beat him to death with baseball bats in the then predominantly white section of Corona, Queens. In a crime believed to have involved as many as 10 attackers, authorities arrested three, tried one, and ultimately failed to secure a... More >>>
By photo: Jennifer S. Altman
Altagracia Mayi last week demanded a new probe into her son's 1991 fatal beating, which she and 25 City Council members charged was racially motivated.