Post Tagged with: "hate crimes"

Enrique Jervez (left), from HANAC, and Félix Valenzuela at a U Visa information session. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Hate Crime Victims Apply for U Visa

Crime, Immigration, New York August 13, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Undocumented immigrants who have suffered hate crimes in New York, like Félix Valenzuela, are applying for a visa usually granted to survivors of domestic violence, El Diario reports.

Councilmember David Greenfield 9at podium) said he is alarmed at the rise in anti-Semitic attacks in New York City. (Photo courtesy Greenfield’s office, via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Jewish Leaders Demand Protection Against Hate Crimes

Brooklyn, Crime, Jewish, Manhattan September 19, 2014 at 5:17 pm

A spike in anti-Semitic incidents has prompted some lawmakers and New York’s Jewish leaders to ask the city to protect the community ahead of the Jewish High Holidays, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

(Image via Sinovision video)

Student Art Targets Hate Crimes

Culture, Manhattan, Video August 28, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Young artists submitted work in a variety of mediums to the 8th Annual Hate Crime Prevention Art Contest, as covered in a video report from SinoVision.

Deputized (¿Cómo Pudo Pasar? in Spanish) (Images taken from trailer)

Little Change in L.I. Town Since Hate Crime

Crime, Immigration, Latino, Long Island April 9, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Nearly five years after the death of immigrant Marcelo Lucero, a local screening of “Deputized ¿Cómo pudo pasar?” a documentary about the people and environment surrounding the hate crime, brings the case back to a town where some say little has changed, finds El Diario-La Prensa.

Long Island Doesn’t Forget Marcelo Lucero

Long Island Doesn’t Forget Marcelo Lucero

Crime, In the News, Latino December 3, 2012 at 1:14 pm

A vigil in honor of the fourth anniversary of the Ecuadorian immigrant’s death in Patchogue marked the start of a week dedicated to “Understanding, Accepting, and Respecting Cultural Differences” in Suffolk, Noticia reported.

Jeffrey Conroy (Left) and Marcelo Lucero (Right) (Photos via Long Island Wins)

Documentary: After the Murder Trial, a Hate Crime Still Vexes Long Island

Crime, Long Island, Video June 14, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Marcelo Lucero’s attackers have been convicted, but thanks to a new documentary, his murder case is again in the limelight, three and a half years after a teenager stabbed the immigrant from Ecuador in Suffolk County for being Latino, Long Island Wins reported.

Altagracia Mayi says her struggle will not end until she has justice for her son. (Photo by Archivo Humberto Arellano / EDLP)

For One Grieving Mother, Time Doesn’t Heal

Crime, Dominican, Latino April 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm

On March 29, 1991, an 18-year-old Dominican American, Manuel Mayi, died after he was beaten with baseball bats by a mob of white youths in the Corona, Queens. Altagracia Mayi, his mother, is still fighting for justice, two decades later.

Illustrations by Liana Finck will be on display tonight at the Museum at Eldridge Street (Art by Liana Finck via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Voices in Focus: Will Rutgers Verdict Cause a Collison of Gay and Immigrant Rights?

Crime, Culture March 21, 2012 at 11:51 am

Colorlines asks if the possible deportation of the Rutgers student convicted of hate crimes will put the gay and immigrant rights movements in conflict; beloved gaming arcade Chinatown Fair may reopen; illustrations based on letters to a Yiddish paper’s advice column will go on display tonight; and other news from the community and ethnic press.

Yitzchak Shuchat is pending extradition from Israel, wanted in connection with the attack on a black teen in 2008.

Hate crime charge roils Jewish patrols

Brooklyn, In the News November 30, 2011 at 12:09 pm

A hate crime case puts a feud between Jewish groups back in the spotlight.

Community members attend a candlelight vigil for murder victim Bimal Chanda Tuesday night.

Small turnout at vigil shows fear reigns

Bronx, South Asian November 16, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Community members held a candlelight vigil Tuesday night (Nov. 15) in honor of Bimal Chanda, a Bangladeshi immigrant who was beaten to death and some say, because of his ethnicity. Only four turned out, much less than expected, but a friend of Chanda said that the local South Asian community was staying away out of fear, not out of disrespect.

Police are looking for two suspects in the assault of Bimal Chanda.

Bengalis say hate crime lay behind murder

Bronx, South Asian November 11, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Bengalis living in the Northwest Bronx believe a Bengali man who was murdered in his Bedford Park apartment was targeted because of his ethnicity.

Joselo Lucero

Brother of hate crime victim fights back

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Metro Area October 21, 2011 at 4:31 pm

When Joselo Lucero came to the United States as a teenager, he could immediately feel the difference from his native Ecuador. “I knew the rules in Ecuador, I knew how things worked,” he recalls. “No one told me that I didn’t belong or to go back to Mexico.” He remembersRead More

Police investigating burned Quran

African, Bronx, In the News October 18, 2011 at 6:05 pm

On the morning before the 10th anniversary of 9/11, an unmarked package stuffed with roast meat, a photo of Osama bin Laden, mysterious white powder and the burned remains of a Quran was placed outside the Masjid Hefaz mosque on East 198th Street off the Grand Concourse in the Bronx. Police areRead More