Gay City News | Tag Archive | NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force
Quantcast

Home » Posts tagged with » NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force

Hate Crimes Surge in Wake of Trump Victory

Hate Crimes Surge in Wake of Trump Victory

BY DENNIS LYNCH | Hate crimes have surged in New York City during this divisive election year – and show no signs of letting up – but authorities at the state and local levels are mobilizing to address the problem. The NYPD has logged 35 percent more bias crimes so far this year over the […]

Despite Death Threats, Van Bramer Leads Anti-Trump March

Despite Death Threats, Van Bramer Leads Anti-Trump March

BY BILL PARRY AND NAEISHA ROSE | Despite an anonymous death threat against out gay City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, the Sunnyside, Queens, Democrat, the Council’s majority leader, went ahead with a November 18 march across the Queensboro Bridge to Trump Tower to rally against the president-elect. Hundreds of protesters gathered at Dutch Kills Green […]

Opposing Trump, Van Bramer Receives Death Threats

Opposing Trump, Van Bramer Receives Death Threats

BY BILL PARRY | The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating a homophobic death threat from an unknown source received by out gay City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, a Sunnyside, Queens Democrat, on Thursday afternoon. A letter arrived on Thursday via email after Van Bramer’s office sent a mass email to constituents urging them to […]

Defense DNA Expert Barred in Trial of Taj Patterson’s Alleged Attacker

Defense DNA Expert Barred in Trial of Taj Patterson’s Alleged Attacker

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The defense in the trial of a man accused of participating in a 2013 gang assault on a black gay man in Williamsburg suffered a setback after the judge in the case refused to allow a witness to testify as a defense expert on DNA testing. “I’m not impressed by his CV,” […]

Taj Patterson Ties Mayer Herskovic to His Beating

Taj Patterson Ties Mayer Herskovic to His Beating

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The black gay man who was brutally beaten by a mob in 2013 in Williamsburg linked Mayer Herskovic, whose DNA was found on the victim’s sneaker, to the crime by testifying that the man who punched and kicked him in the face and gouged his eye later pulled off his sneaker and […]

Cop Admits Weak NYPD Effort in Black Gay Man’s Assault

Cop Admits Weak NYPD Effort in Black Gay Man’s Assault

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Giving credence to allegations that police initially made little effort to investigate a brutal attack on a black gay man in Williamsburg, the detective in the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force who took over the case six days after the assault said he received a single report from the local precinct when […]

Harlem Rallies in Support of Trans Woman Assaulted on D Train

Harlem Rallies in Support of Trans Woman Assaulted on D Train

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | As arctic air descended on New York the evening of February 12, a crowd numbering several dozen gathered at the corner of 125th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue to show support for Jennifer Louise Lopez, a transgender rights activist who was assaulted by another woman shouting anti-trans slurs on the uptown D train […]

Police Issue Sketches, Video of Suspects in East Side Anti-Gay Assault

Police Issue Sketches, Video of Suspects in East Side Anti-Gay Assault

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The NYPD has released sketches and video of three suspects wanted in connection with a September 12 bias-related assault on Manhattan’s East Side. According to police, shortly after 1 a.m. on that early Saturday morning, a 27-year-old woman who was eating with her 46-year-old mother at BarKogi restaurant at 957 Second Avenue […]

Dallas BBQ Suspect’s Attorney Says Client’s Sexuality “Not an Issue”

Dallas BBQ Suspect’s Attorney Says Client’s Sexuality “Not an Issue”

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The attorney for the man arrested June 16 for the assaults on two gay men in a Chelsea restaurant told Gay City News, “His sexuality is not an issue in this case.” Bronx resident, Bayna-Lekheim El-Amin , 41, turned himself in at the 7th precinct in Lower Manhattan and was charged with two felony assaults […]

Suspect Surrenders to Police in Dallas BBQ Assault

Suspect Surrenders to Police in Dallas BBQ Assault

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The NYPD has announced the arrest of a suspect sought in assaults on two gay men at the Dallas BBQ in Chelsea on May 5. Bayna-Lekheim El-Amin, 41, who lives at 598 East 139th Street in the Bronx, turned himself in at the 7th precinct on Manhattan’s Lower East Side on the morning of […]

Page 1 of 212