hate crime

‘Person of interest’ in custody for Molotov cocktail attacks
‘Person of interest’ in custody for Molotov cocktail attacks
News Steve Mosco 1/03/2012 at 2:54PM

A man is currently being held for questioning by authorities in connection with a string of five fire bombings, four in Queens and one on Long Island, being investigated as possible hate crimes. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, along with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other Queens elected officials, gathered at one of the targets, the Imam [...]

Condemn Hate
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 1/03/2012 at 12:53PM

We were shocked — and honestly very saddened — to learn of the string of Molotov cocktail attacks happening right in our own backyard. Instead of beginning a new year with peace, it seems Queens ushered in 2012 with hate, especially since one of the targets of the attacks was the Imam Al-Khoei Islamic Center [...]

Police release sketch of suspect who threw Molotov cocktails in Queens
Police release sketch of suspect who threw Molotov cocktails in Queens
News Billy Rennison 1/03/2012 at 11:18AM

Police have released a sketch of the suspect they believe is responsible for throwing Molotov cocktails at four locations in Queens on New Year’s Day. Between 8-10:15 p.m. on Sunday, January 1, the suspect threw four lit Molotov cocktails at different locations throughout Queens, police said.  The homemade bombs caused fire and property damage, though [...]