Hate Crimes

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    Trans Woman Still Suffering Brain Damage After Bushwick Attack

    It has been three weeks since Kimy Hartman was brutally attacked by a group of strangers while walking down the street in Bushwick. The four men who assaulted the 28-year-old didn't like the sound of her voice; when she spoke, they could tell she was transgender. They called Hartman and her friend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2014

    Brutal Bushwick LGBT Hate Crime Is the Second in Two Weeks

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2014

    The 10 Dumbest Rightblogger Ideas of 2013, Part 2

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Another Damn Anti-Gay Hate Crime, This Time in Koreatown

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Ramadan And Bacon Don't Mix. But A Hate Crime?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Neo-Nazis Next Door? Here's a List of New York's Hate Groups

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Sikh Temple Shooting: What You Need To Know About The Wisconsin Massacre (UPDATE)

    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...

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Ray Lengend, Alleged Racist Fire-Bomber, Hit With Hate Crime Charges For Attacks On Mosque, Hindu Temple

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Hey, Steven Thrasher, James King Here -- Nice To "Meet" You!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes: Scamming Old People Because They're Old Is A Hate Crime

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Swastikas Found on Midtown Storefronts, Scott Stringer Responds With Press Conference

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Amish Beard-Cutting Gang Charged With Hate Crimes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Anthony Collao Attackers Charged With Murder as Hate Crime

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Anthony Callao Memorialized as Another Non-Gay Ecuadorean Killed in Anti-Gay Attack

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Barie Shortell Talks About Being the Victim of Gay Bashing

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Anthony Callao, 18, Fatally Beaten in What NYPD Considers a Hate Crime

    NY Daily News, via MySpace​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Suspect in Latest West Village Gay Attacks Was on Parole

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    "Take Back The Night" March Tomorrow Night

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2010

    Yet Another Bias Attack Proves Staten Island Not a Friendly Place

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Keith Phoenix Convicted of Murder As a Hate Crime

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Hakim Scott Gets Manslaughter in Killing of Ecuadorian Immigrant

    José Sucuzhañay​Hakim 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Kate Bornstein Is Ticked Off With Ticked-off Trannies With Knives

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2010

    3 Teens Arrested, Charged with "Hate Crimes" in LES Attacks on Asian Women

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2010

    Teen Suspects in Staten Island Beating Found Using Stop-and-Frisk Database

    NY1​A 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.

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Rightbloggers Dispute Racial Slur Charges By Any Means Necessary

    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 >>

  • Film

    November 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    2nd Suspect Sought in Queens Bias Attack

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Upper East Side Gay-Bashing Epidemic?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Update: Gay-Bashed on Pride Weekend

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Last of 4 S.I. Hate Crime Defendants Pleads Guilty

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2007

    Air America: Randi Not a Victim of a Hate Crime

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2007

    Former Top Chef Contestant Beaten in Gay-Bias Attack

    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.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2007

    Nassau Cops Probing Smith-Malave Attack as Hate Crime

    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 >>

  • News

    July 25, 2006

    "Hate Crimes" Trap

    Extra prison time for what Nicholas Minucci said during physical assault with a bat

  • News

    June 21, 2005

    Girl Fight

    Students say a Marine Park brawl was kid stuff. Prosecutors are calling it race rage.

  • News

    March 8, 2005

    Sympathy for the Devil

    Daniel Romano was just an ordinary Satanist in Queens. One jagged scar later, he's a national test case for hate crime laws.

  • News

    February 1, 2005

    Deviled Jam

    Prosecutors backing off on hate crime charge in beating of Queens Satanist

  • News

    April 1, 2003

    From Baghdad to Brooklyn

    Immigrants Brace for Backlash but Fear Alerting NYPD

  • News

    September 25, 2001

    Equal Right to Fear

    In Public Outrage and Official Hunt, Some Face Special Terrors

  • News

    October 10, 2000

    When Looks Kill

    When Target Is Asian, Sometimes No Other Motive Is Required

  • News

    August 8, 2000

    Hate Crime Laws: A Costly Victory

    Prosecutors, Not Judges, Are in Charge

  • News

    June 6, 2000

    Bias Ban in the Balance

    Will Lazio Burn State Hate Crimes Bill's 'Chance in Hell'?

  • News

    March 28, 2000

    Justice Delayed

    Eyewitness Accounts of 'Hate' Crime Vary

  • NYC Life

    October 19, 1999


    The KKK Wants to Hold a Rally in Downtown Manhattan. Should the City Let Them?

  • News

    July 13, 1999

    Summer of Smith

    How Ben Blew Into (and Out Of) Bloomington

  • News

    April 6, 1999


    The Grand Guignol Murder of a Gay Man In Virginia

  • News

    December 15, 1998

    The Case Against Hate-Crime Laws

    Federalizing Hate Crimes Will Increase Double Jeopardy

  • News

    December 8, 1998

    Homophobia: All in the Family?

    The Schumer-Kennedy Bill Increases Hate-Crime Penalties

  • News

    October 27, 1998

    Hate of the Union

    Why homophobia has become america’s favorite pastime

  • News

    September 29, 1998

    The Hate Report

    Antigay Crime Is the Last Growth Sector

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