Ugly news out of Bushwick: Just two weeks after a gay man was shot in the torso by a group of men yelling homophobic and transphobic slurs at him, a trans woman was brutally attacked with a Plexiglas two-by-four. The second attack, which put the victim in critical condition, took place just three bl ... More >>
We hope it's been long enough since listicle season (only a few days, but hell, your attention spans have all been shot to pieces by the internet, right?) that you won't mind if we present part 2 of the roundup we began last week. Herewith items 5 through 1 in our list of the dumbest ideas that wer ... More >>
One more hate crime and New York City will earn its "Hate Crimes" merit badge. NY1 is reporting that yet another anti-gay bias crime has gone down in Koreatown. The man allegedly verbally attacked one of the victims before kicking one of them in the shoulder. After the assault the man took off dow ... More >>
Throwing uncooked bacon all over a field on Staten Island is a reckless waste of bacon. And it also might be a hate crime, authorities say, when the field is the site of a Muslim religious ceremony -- which it was.Police are investigating pieces of bacon being strewn about John D'Amato Field on New ... More >>
When details began emerging about the Oak Creek, Wis. massacre, reports indicated that the suspected shooter, Wade Michael Page, was a white supremacist and had played in a neo-Nazi band called "End Apathy." The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, had been keeping tabs on Page s ... More >>
Yesterday morning, a gunman entered a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wis. and opened fire on congregants, killing six and wounding three -- including a police officer who is in critical condition. Since the incident, additional details have emerged about the crime. Here's what we know so far...
In what appear to be actual hate crimes, a Queens man has been hit with a 36-count indictment alleging that he fire-bombed multiple buildings -- including a mosque and a Hindu temple -- during a New Year's Day crime spree that ended with the suspect telling investigators how much he hates Arabs, ... More >>
Yesterday, veteran Voice scribe Steven Thrasher apparently spent a good chunk of his day kvetching about me in the form of a lengthy blog post, in which he called me a racist. He then challenged me (without ever actually speaking to me -- or replying to multiple emails -- of course) to some sort ... More >>
The best part about ripping off old people is that a lot of the time, they don't even know they're getting ripped off.However, it's still illegal, and, believe it or not, technically is a hate crime -- that's according to Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes, anyway.Hynes has charged a 36 ... More >>
Hate has hit midtown Manhattan in the form of four swastikas graffitied onto 6th Avenue storefronts -- the latest in a string of anti-Semitic incidents across the city over the last four months. Several stores on 6th Avenue across the street from Bryant Park were vandalized on Sunday with a total ... More >>
Mugshots of three of the men arrested for beard-cutting.Remember the renegade group of Amish men in Ohio who broke into fellow Amish homes in the middle of the night and cut off people's hair and beards? The men, members of the Bergholz Clan and followers of a guy who is actually named Sam Mu ... More >>
Six New York City teenagers were charged on Thursday with murder as a hate crime for the beating of 18-year-old Anthony Collao in Queens. Back in March, the Long Island teen was killed at a Woodhaven birthday party when seven reported gang members crashed the door, refusing to pay the cover c ... More >>
Despite the frigid temperatures, about 100 people turned out in Woodhaven, Queens last night for a candlelight memorial service for Anthony Callao, the 18-year-old who recently died after sustaining a fatal beating. Queens City Councilman Daniel Dromm, Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and the ... More >>
Barie Shortell, a 29-year-old resident of Williamsburg, was brutally attacked by a gang of teenagers yelling anti-gay slurs last month, shortly after getting off the L Train. Unlike another recent victim, Anthony Callao, Shortell survived his attack, but with injuries that required more than ... More >>
NY Daily News, via MySpaceThe death of Anthony Callao, an 18-year-old who was fatally beaten Saturday night, is being investigated as a hate crime by the NYPD, according the the Daily News. Callao, who had recently graduated from high school, was attending a party in an abandoned house in Wo ... More >>
Following the latest in a string of gay "bias attacks," police have arrested a 45-year-old Queens man for attacking two men in the West Village Friday night, including a bartender at what authorities called the city's oldest gay bar, Julius. The suspect was already on parole for a separate, s ... More >>
It's been a bad time for the gays, with all sorts of emotional and physical attacks that have led to death and devastation. But gays know how to fight back like nobody. In response to all this darkness, Queer Rising will hold a "Take Back the Night" march on Saturday October 9 from 8:30-10p ... More >>
Staten Island is the smallest borough in New York City. Amazing, then, that it's had such a preponderance of bias attacks lately, including a new one under investigation involving a 15-year-old Mexican boy.
Keith Phoenix was convicted of murder as a hate crime yesterday, for the 2008 killing of Ecuadorian immigrant José Sucuzhañay and the attempted assault of his brother Romel. Phoenix was found guilty in a retrial, after a holdout juror led to a mistrial earlier this year. Phoenix and his accompli ... More >>
José SucuzhañayHakim Scott, one of two men who beat José Sucuzhañay to death with a bottle and a baseball bat, was convicted yesterday of manslaughter. The trial has been closely watched, as Scott and Keith Phoenix were being charged with murder and with hate crimes. Prosecutors, as well ... More >>
The Tribeca Film Festival entry Ticked-off Trannies With Knives has irritated groups like GLAAD for what they deem is the insensitive portrayal of hate crimes against transsexuals. Well, now trans author Kate Bornstein takes on both the movie and GLAAD, intelligently finding fault with both ... More >>
Three of the five underage suspects police were looking for in connection with a series of five attacks on Asian women on the Lower East Side have been arrested and charged with assault as a hate crime. The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force identified the suspects, a 15-year-old boy and girl and a 12-ye ... More >>
NY1A database created in 2001 to document racial patterns in the NYPD's stop-and-frisks was used this week to find four teenagers who allegedly robbed and beat a Mexican immigrant in what the victim is calling a racial attack on Staten Island Monday.
There are many fronts in the dismal daily death-struggle that is American politics. A particularly boggy one is race. Rightbloggers are keenly aware that the President whom they like to accuse of socialism and fascism is black, and also that picking on black people is not considered cool these days ... More >>
The beating, with anti-gay slurs, of Jack Price, 49, last week in College Point has drawn high-profile attention and one arrest -- that of Daniel Aleman, 26, of College Point Boulevard, who is charged with a hate crime. Police have identified a second suspect and are on the hunt for him. Dani ... More >>
Assemblyman Micah Kellner, one of the officials to whom state senator Tom Duane reached out when Joe Holladay got gay-bashed on the Upper East Side last week, has told WCBS that there have been other incidents in the neighborhood recently that are disturbingly similar -- "Three of which are curren ... More >>
Joe Holladay, the man whose gay-bashing we reported on Saturday morning, has been getting some help. Today state senator Tom Duane announced that "Mr. Holladay's case has been referred to the New York City Police Department's Hate Crimes Task Force for further investigation," and asked for any witne ... More >>
Michael Contreras having apparently pleaded guilty since last we visited this case, Ralph Nicoletti's guilty plea in federal court today wraps up the hate-crime prosecution of the four young Staten Island men who went on a spree on Election Night, targeting black men. Nicoletti's plea arrangement ge ... More >>
Air America won't say exactly say what happened to radio host Randi Rhodes but said she was not a victim of a hate crime, as reported by the Talking Radio blog Tuesday morning. The liberal talk radio network would not answer any questions about the alleged mugging that reportedly happened on Park ... More >>
Josie Smith-Malave A lawyer for Josie Smith-Malave— a former contestant on Bravo's Top Chef and a New York Sharks woman's football team player—is calling for a hate-crime investigation into a Labor Day weekend assault of Smith-Malave and two other women outside a bar in Long Island.
Detectives are probing an attack of a former Top Chef contestant as a hate crime because her assailants used anti-gay epithets, said a spokesman for the Nassau County Police Department. Josie Smith-Malave, a former contestant on Bravo's TV reality show and a player on the New York Sharks woman's f ... More >>
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