hate crime

Suspect wanted in apparent hate crime assault in Jackson Heights
Suspect wanted in apparent hate crime assault in Jackson Heights
News Angy Altamirano 6/01/2013 at 10:10AM

Police are looking for a suspect who assaulted a woman in Jackson Heights in another apparent anti-gay hate crime. On Sunday, March 17 at approximately 4:15 a.m. the suspect approached the 49-year-old victim on the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 88th Street and punched her in the face while making anti-gay remarks, said police. The victim [...]

Suspects attack man, 70, after asking if he is Muslim or Hindu
Suspects attack man, 70, after asking if he is Muslim or Hindu
News Billy Rennison 11/30/2012 at 12:18PM

Six days after a Muslim was stabbed while opening his local mosque, another religion-based attack took place less than four miles away. Two suspects approached a 70-year-old man in Corona on Saturday, November 24 at 5:20 a.m. and asked him if he was Muslim or Hindu before proceeding to assault him, according to police. The victim sustained [...]

Brooklyn man charged for Ridgewood hate crime
News Billy Rennison 10/24/2012 at 10:03AM

A Brooklyn man who allegedly tased another man in the chest in Ridgewood last month has been charged with a hate crime. Joseph Desmond, 23, allegedly approached the victim and shocked him  in the chest while spewing anti-gay slurs on September 25 at the intersection of Gates and Fairview avenues, according to the district attorney’s [...]

Racial slurs mar Flushing site
Racial slurs mar Flushing site
News Melissa Chan 9/14/2012 at 11:24AM

A $500 reward is on the table for anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perp responsible for spray-painting anti-Asian racial slurs on sites in downtown Flushing, said three of the area’s elected officials. The word “gook” — a derogatory slang term used to describe Asian people — was branded on [...]

New Year’s fire bomber, Ray Lazier Lengend, charged with hate crime
New Year’s fire bomber, Ray Lazier Lengend, charged with hate crime
News Michael Pantelidis 3/20/2012 at 5:04PM

An alleged arsonist arrested for a series of fires started on New Year’s Day is feeling the heat after being indicted on state and federal hate crime charges. Ray Lazier Lengend, also known as Suraj Poonai, was taken into custody on January 3 – two days after police believe he threw glass bottles filled with [...]

Ex-Rutgers student Dharun Ravi found guilty in webcam spy case
News Jay Lane 3/16/2012 at 12:05PM

A former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate’s love life has been convicted of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy in a case that exploded into the headlines when the victim of the snooping committed suicide. Twenty-year-old Dharun Ravi could face 10 years in prison when he’s sentenced. [...]

Queens School Bus Accident Injures Six
Queens School Bus Accident Injures Six
News Jay Lane 1/13/2012 at 9:21AM

Queens School Bus Accident Injures Six A mangled school bus across from a just as badly damaged car was the resulting wreckage from an accident in Queens Thursday, a testament to how close the collision came to being deadly. A driver of a Nissan Altima struck a bus on Glassboro Avenue and Liverpool Street in [...]

Prosecutors and defense disclose plea talks in Jose Pimentel bomb plot case
Prosecutors and defense disclose plea talks in Jose Pimentel bomb plot case
News Jay Lane 1/09/2012 at 1:53PM

Prosecutors and defense disclose plea talks in Jose Pimentel bomb plot case Prosecutors and defense lawyers say they’re in plea negotiations in a rare state-level terror case against a New York City man. He’s charged with building a homemade bomb to try to attack soldiers, police and other government targets. The Manhattan district attorney’s office [...]

Mosque firebomber faces life in prison for hate crimes
Mosque firebomber faces life in prison for hate crimes
News Jay Lane 1/06/2012 at 9:37AM

Mosque firebomber faces life in prison for hate crimes The Queens pyromaniac who went on a New Year’s Day firebombing spree appeared for his Thursday arraignment looking like he could use a few swigs from the frappucino bottles he used during his hate-filled rampage. Ray Lazier Lengend looked groggy and dazed as he sat slumped [...]

[UPDATE] Suspect charged with hate crime in fire bomb attacks
[UPDATE] Suspect charged with hate crime in fire bomb attacks
News Steve Mosco 1/04/2012 at 11:00AM

The man picked up by police in connection with a string of five fire bombings, four in Queens and one on Long Island, confessed to authorities and has been charged with a hate crime. Ray Lazier Lengend, 40, was tracked through a stolen car eyewitnesses saw at the scene of at least two of the [...]