Another Apparent Hate Crime In NYC Within Hours Of Last Night’s Anti-Hate Rally
This would be the sixth alleged gay hate crime in New York City in just over a month. Update: It now appears there was not one, but two attacks on Monday evening.
reposted from an online story on May 21, 2013 at 2:38pm EDT
Just hours after thousands of New Yorkers joined Edie Windsor, Christine Quinn, and the family of recently slain Mark Carson to rally against hate crimes, another gay man was reportedly attacked in an apparent hate crime in the city’s East Village. According to Bruce Yelk of NightLifeGay.com, witnesses saw Dan Contarino, a former club promoter, being kicked and beaten by an assailant yelling gay slurs. Catarino posted on Facebook and Twitter about the alleged incident, which took place on Avenue D and 4th Street
New York Man Fatally Shot In Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime
UPDATE May 19 at 12:52 p.m. EST: A New York Times report has identified the victim as Mark Carson, 32, and the suspect as 33-year-old Elliot Morales.
In what may be the latest in a disturbing series of crimes allegedly targeting New York’s gay community, a man was fatally shot in the head May 18 while walking through the West Village.
As NBC is reporting, local law enforcement officials are investigating the case as a hate crime after learning the suspect, who was arrested just blocks from the scene, allegedly hurled a series of anti-gay insults at the 32-year-old victim before shooting him.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told the Associated Press that the suspect referred to the victim, who has been identified in the media only as a Brooklyn resident, and his companion as “gay wrestlers” after encountering them on the street shortly after midnight.
The suspect then reportedly shot the victim, who was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, in the face.
“This fully looks to be a hate crime; a bias crime,” Kelly is quoted by CBS as saying. “There were no words that would aggravate the situation that were spoken by the victims. They did not know the confronter.”
Meanwhile, the New York Post points to another bizarre detail. Roughly 20 minutes before the shooting, a bartender confronted the suspect, who had been caught urinating on the wall of a nearby bar. The suspect is said to have then threatened to shoot the bartender, noting, “Do you know about the shooting in Sandy Hook?”
Among those to decry the shooting was New York mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn, who said she was “horrified” to learn of the case on Twitter:
NYC Gay Couple Attacked in Daylight Hate Crime Outside Knicks Game
Nick Porto and his partner Kevin Atkins were attacked near Madison Square Garden on Sunday after they had enjoyed an afternoon brunch, DNA Info’s Matthew Katz reports:
GaycrimeThe pair were assaulted on Eighth Avenue, between West 34th and West 35th Street about 5 p.m., cops said — as the Indiana Pacers played the Knicks on Sunday.
Police said could not say whether the attack was a hate crime, as it was still under investigation, but Porto, who was left with a broken nose and severe headaches, said there was no doubt in his mind…
…Porto said that he and Atkins, 22, were walking arm-in-arm down Eighth Avenue after a leisurely brunch when a group of men he said were in their early-to-mid 20s and wearing Knicks jerseys started shouting slurs at the couple.
“They called us f—-ts,” said Porto, a clothing designer. “They made fun of my jeans — I made the jeans myself, for that day.”
When Porto turned around asked why they were shouting at him, the group of men knocked the pair to the ground and began to violently kick and punch them, he said.
Their attackers are unlikely to be identified, police say, as there were so many people in the area wearing Knicks jerseys. Atkins suffered a broken right wrist and lost his bag with iPad and cell phone in the attack.
Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/2013/05/nyc-gay-couple-attacked-in-daylight-hate-crime-outside-knicks-game.html#ixzz2TyHfQaLZ
Mia’s Thoughts 2 men were bashed leaving a knicks game at madison square gardens, by a gang of eight simply because they openly showed affection to one another
A week later two men leaving the iconic stonewall bar were attacked, one so severely he needed eye surgery.
A week later two men walking in the west village were attacked verbally, by a man using gay slurs and when they spoke back one man was followed around the corner and fatally shot.
Today less than 24 hours after the march against hate by New Yorks gay community and it’s straight allies, a man was confronted by a spanish speaking man using a latino gay slur and punched in the face.
Only hours before another couple were attacked
All the above because the perception , whether true or not that they were gay?
If this was attacks such as the trayvon martin case, or the Amadou diallo case or anyone of dozens of racially based attacks or rapes and attacks on women, The city would march not just from the gay center through the village, but to city hall and one police plaza in a second and the president would be giving press conferences.
Don’t get me wrong,
ALL HATE CRIME AGAINST ANYONE IRRELLIVANT OF RACE COLOR CREED RELIGION SEXUAL IDENTITY OR PREFERENCE PERCIEED OR REAL IS WRONG AND WILL NOT ,SHOULD NOT BE TOLERATED.
But it seems to this writers that when it’s against the gay community, there is an institutionalised attitude of “well you bring it on yourself”
why should we suffer fools in power who endanger our very lives because of a pious religous based attitude of judgement?.
WERE HERE WERE QUEER AND WERE NOT GOING ANYWHERE BUT THE HATERS CAN GO TO HELL.