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Bklink: Horrendous Bushwick Hate Crime

December 9th, 2008 · No Comments

link-asterisk.jpg“The authorities are investigating the beating of a 31-year-old man in Bushwick, Brooklyn, on early Sunday morning as a hate crime, saying the man’s assailant shouted anti-gay and anti-Latino epithets before the attack, officials said. The 31-year old man, who the police did not identify, was in ‘very critical’ condition on Monday at Elmhurst Hospital Center, according to Dario Centorcelli, a spokeswoman for the hospital….at about 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, the man and his brother, described by officials as Ecuadorian immigrants, were walking at Kossuth Place and Bushwick Avenue when a carload of men pulled up nearby. The brothers, who had been drinking, were walking ‘arm-in-arm’ to support each other, the official said. A man who got out of the car yelled anti-gay and anti-Latino epithets at the brothers, then broke a bottle over the 31-year-old man’s head, the official said. His brother ran, and at least three other men who were in the car set upon the 31-year-old, beating him with a baseball bat and kicking him, the official said. The beating stopped when the brother returned, holding his cellphone, and told the attackers he had just called the police, the official said. All the attackers were black, the official said.”–CityRoom

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