In the bustling streets of Manhattan, New York, police vehicles can be seen making their way through traffic. The sound of sirens and flashing lights serve as a reminder of the diligent work done by law enforcement officials to maintain safety and order in the city. Passersby are accustomed to the sight of police cars, which serve as a symbol of protection and security.
In New York City, on Monday, three teenagers were taken into custody for committing an LGBTQ hate crime against a 72-year-old man.
Three teenagers, aged 16, 14, and 13, have been charged with gang assault, hate crime assault, and criminal possession of a weapon.
According to the New York Police Department, a group of four men attacked a 72-year-old man on September 15, using anti-LGBTQ slurs during the assault. The attackers punched and kicked the man’s body and head, before fleeing the scene on foot. He was later taken to a nearby hospital where medical professionals determined that he had a broken jaw and lacerations on his face and hands. The Hate Crime Task Force of NYPD has launched an investigation into the incident.
As per the latest statistics released by the FBI for the year 2020, hate crimes related to sexual orientation accounted for over 20% of the reported cases, while approximately 3% were based on gender identity.
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