‘Hate Crime’ collar garners honors for cops


| tcimino@queenscourier.com

The fatal beating of Anthony Collao drew media attention and outrage. And for their good police work in apprehending the suspects wanted in connection with the crime, the Jamaica Rotary honored Officers Richard Bond and Michael Negron of the 102nd Precinct. The monthly meeting also paid homage to outstanding officers of the 103rd, 106th and […]

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Hate crime rocks Queens College club


| jtantongco@queenscourier.com

When Deborah Lolai first saw the messages of hate, she started bawling. On Tuesday, December 7, homophobic messages defaced student artwork in a club for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth in the Student Union building at Queens College. Lolai, president of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Alliance (GLASA), saw the words “fag,” “dyke” […]

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Hate crime rocks Queens College club


| jtantongco@queenscourier.com

When Deborah Lolai first saw the messages of hate, she started bawling. On Tuesday, December 7, homophobic messages defaced student artwork in a club for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth in the Student Union building at Queens College. Lolai, president of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Alliance (GLASA), saw the words “fag,” “dyke” […]

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Hate crime rocks QC club


| jtantongco@queenscourier.com

When Deborah Lolai first saw the messages of hate, she started bawling. On Tuesday, December 7, homophobic messages defaced student artwork in a club for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth in the Student Union building at Queens College. Lolai, president of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Alliance (GLASA), saw the words “fag,” “dyke” […]

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Meng hate crime law signed


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

Judges will have the power to order a person convicted of a hate crime to complete a program, training session or counseling session directed at hate crime prevention and education, now that a bill by Assemblymember Grace Meng has been signed into law. Meng introduced the bill, amending the sentencing laws, in October of 2009, […]

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Hate crime sparks College Point rallies


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

The videotaped, near-fatal beating of an openly-gay College Point man has provoked outrage and prompted several demonstrations in the area recently, culminating with a mass march down the working-class neighborhood’s main drag. Jack Price, 49 was beaten and stomped into unconsciousness in the wee hours of Thursday, October 8, around the corner from a 24-hour […]

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Hate crime sparks College Point rallies


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

The videotaped, near-fatal beating of an openly-gay College Point man has provoked outrage and prompted several demonstrations in the area recently, culminating with a mass march down the working-class neighborhood’s main drag. Jack Price, 49 was beaten and stomped into unconsciousness in the wee hours of Thursday, October 8, around the corner from a 24-hour […]

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Educators launch new hate crimes curriculum


| jlyons@queenscourier.com

Educators from across the borough gathered for a hate crimes conference at Queensborough Community College (QCC) on Friday, May 15, which also served as the launch for new hate crimes curriculum. On hand for the launch were Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, New York State […]

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High school hate crime prompts reform


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New York City Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein vowed that he “won’t tolerate any harassment based on race, religion, or gender in our schools,” following last week’s arrest of a 15-year-old Asian student for assault on an 18-year-old Sikh classmate at Richmond Hill High School. The assailant allegedly punched his classmate with a key held […]

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Deem statue theft as a ‘hate crime’


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

Elected officials are outraged, congregation leaders are desolate and cops are calling it a hate crime - a bronzed fiberglass statue of the first Filipino Roman Catholic saint was stolen from a front lawn in Jamaica Hill recently. The San Lorenzo Ruiz Spiritual Center, located at 168-41 84th Avenue in Jamaica Hill, is a house […]

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RHBA guest speaker educates crowd on hate crimes


| nbrown@queenscourier.com

The Richmond Hill Block Association (RHBA) welcomed Sgt. Ron Lynch of the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force Unit to its monthly meeting to educate locals on what constitutes a hate crime. The meeting, open to the public, was held Wednesday, November 28 at the Block Association, 110-08 Jamaica Avenue in Richmond Hill. RHBA President Simcha […]

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Appalled by hate crime


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I write to you not only as a proud Howard Beach resident, but also out of disgust for the one-sidedness my neighborhood has been experiencing. This past Halloween we witnessed a violent attack on our own streets - young boys were chased and beaten while being called racial epithets. To me it is terrifying that […]

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Hate crime victims - what to do?


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

Representatives of about 100 community organizations are getting together to combat hate crimes, and help hate crime victims. Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, in partnership with the Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown’s Office; the New York City Police Department (NYPD) Hate Crimes Task Force, the Anti-Defamation League and the Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough […]

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Student charged in hate crime against classmate


| csantucci@queenscourier.com

Charges against a 17-year-old Pakistani student from Newtown High School, who allegedly cut the hair of a Sikh classmate, have been bumped up to that of a hate crime. Originally, Umair Ahmed faced four years behind bars, but now he could spend seven years in prison if convicted. “The defendant is not accused of some […]

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Hate Crime Suspects Have Day In Court


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Kevin Brown, 19 (top left), and Paul Heavey, 20, were in Queens Criminal Court on Monday, August 28 on charges of committing a hate crime for allegedly beating victims (bottom, left to right) John Lu, Reynold Liang, David Wu and Wing Chung Poon (not pictured) in what police say was a racially-motivated incident in Douglaston […]

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