Five teens charged with hate crime in Sloatsburg, New York
Latinos living in fear of these coward terrorists
Big Apple morphing into Clockwork Orange. That is after several murders of Latinos.
Now in the State of New York, the sport of beaten and kicking Latinos by gangs of cowards and terrorists continues in vogue, before the passivity of the authorities.
LoHud.com - New York's Lower Hudson Valley
By Suzan Clarke
April 4, 2009
Five Ramapo teens charged with hate crime
Some excerpts :
SLOATSBURG - Five Ramapo teenagers were charged yesterday with a hate crime for allegedly punching and kicking a Hispanic teen while shouting "white power" during an outdoor party, Ramapo police said.
Michael Conklin, Benjamin Knowles and Michael Lorelli, all 17 and of Suffern; Michael Polloni, 17, of Sloatsburg; and Andrew Statham, 18, of Suffern, were arrested late Thursday and arraigned yesterday in Village Court on one count each of second-degree assault as a hate crime, a felony.
The 17-year-old male victim and the suspects were part of a larger group that had congregated in the woods at night on March 28 near the municipal water tower, Ramapo police Detective Lt. Brad Weidel said.
The suspects, who are white, allegedly used anti-Hispanic slurs.
"It escalated into a fight. As the defendants were assaulting the victim they were kicking him, punching him, yelling 'white power,' " Weidel said of the 11:45 p.m. incident.
"We have a very troubling pattern that seems to be emerging with the recent incident in Nanuet as well," he said, referring to a March 21 attack on a Latino cabdriver.
"It can't just be dismissed," Figueroa said of the Sloatsburg attack. "One of the tendencies very often is to say this is the foolishness of a handful of youth. I think one needs to look at the deeper meaning, the idea that somehow these are young people that were ingesting messages of us-versus-them, that somehow ... it is OK to victimize someone in this way, to engage in violence."