Post Tagged with: "hate crimes"

Activist Ali Najmi (left), Assembly member David Weprin (looking down), Public Advocate Letitia James (second row, center) and Council member Barry Grodenchik (center) are joined by community members at a Nov. 16 press conference calling for unity. (Photo courtesy of City Councilman Barry Grodenchik via QNS)

Queens Muslims See an Uncertain Future

Elections 2016, Muslim, Queens November 18, 2016 at 6:06 pm

In stories from Queens-based papers, Muslim leaders and public officials in the borough addressed the spate of bias attacks and other concerns in the aftermath of the presidential election.

(Photo via Long Island Wins)

On Nov. 8, Remembering Marcelo Lucero

Latino, Long Island, South American November 7, 2016 at 6:04 pm

A vigil in Patchogue, Long Island, honored Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorean immigrant fatally stabbed in a hate crime eight years ago, reports Long Island Wins.

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NYC Honors a Sikh Actor and Designer

Government, Immigration, South Asian October 26, 2016 at 3:32 pm

During Diwali celebrations, Mayor Bill de Blasio declared Oct. 19 to be Waris Ahluwalia Day to honor the 42-year-old actor and designer, reports News India Times.

In the wake of the killings of a Queens imam and his assistant, Brooklynites rallied. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

‘Muslim Lives Matter’ – Communities React to Killings

Brooklyn, Muslim, Queens, South Asian August 16, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Ditmas Park Corner and Queens Chronicle report on Muslim community members in Brooklyn and Queens reacting to the killings of an imam and his assistant over the weekend.

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.

Félix Valenzuela, born in Guatemala, was attacked by two white men in Williamsburg. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Victim of Beating in Brooklyn: ‘Being Latino is Not a Crime’

Brooklyn, Crime, Latino July 23, 2015 at 5:24 pm

El Diario interviews Félix Valenzuela, who was attacked by two white men in Williamsburg in an assault that is being investigated as a hate crime.

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.

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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.

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Mourners of Murdered Trans Woman Fight for Justice

Black, Crime, Manhattan February 4, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Activists gathered outside NYPD headquarters last week to protest the handling of Islan Nettles’ case, Gay City News reports.

Randy Gener with actor-comedian Bernardo Bernardo. (Photo by Elton Lugay Via the Fil-Am)

Justice Urged for Filipino-American Victim of Brutal Attack

Crime, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Southeast Asian January 28, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Family and friends of Randy Gener held vigils this week to urge speedy action on apprehending his attackers, The FilAm and Gay City News report.

Public advocate candidate Letitia James and Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio joined Sikhs in Richmond Hill. (Photo by NYS Assembly via  the Queens Chronicle)

Richmond Hill Sikhs Rally Against Hate Crime

Crime, Queens October 4, 2013 at 4:38 pm

After the violent beating of a Sikh-American in Harlem, Richmond Hill’s Sikh community band together in protest, reports Queens Chronicle.

Marcelo Lucero (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Suffolk More Tolerant After Hate Crime

Crime, In the News, Latino, Long Island September 25, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Five years after Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero was killed, Suffolk County has been fostering tolerance by increasing translation services, revamping the process to report racial crimes and hosting events to bring communities together, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

The Center for Anti-Violence Education's Gabriella Belfiglio leads the self-defense class in Harlem. (Photo by Shana Childs via The Uptowner)

Defense Classes After Transgender Death

Housing, LGBTQ, Manhattan September 17, 2013 at 5:29 pm

In the aftermath of the hate crime and death of transgender woman Islan Nettles, a self-defense class was offered to Harlemites, with a focus on situations pertinent to the LGBT community, reports The Uptowner.

A makeshift memorial for hate crime victim Mark Carson at 396 6th Ave. (Photo by Steve Guttman, Flickr Creative Commons License)

In Anti-Gay Killing, Jewish Lessons and a Family’s Denial

Crime, In the News May 21, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Coverage in the ethnic and community press about a gay murder in the Village includes an interview in El Diario-La Prensa with members of the suspect’s family denying he was driven by hatred of gays and the Jewish perspective from The Jewish Daily Forward.

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.