Jackson Heights man fatally beaten in possible hate crime, law enforcement sources say
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A Jackson Heights man died of injuries he sustained after a group of men viciously beat him at a neighborhood intersection on Sunday morning, according to police. Sources familiar with the incident indicated the assault may have been “gay-related” and an investigation is underway to determine if it was a bias crime. Police said the victim — […]

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Officials call on Astoria residents to denounce attack on Muslim-American teen and to provide information on suspects
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Three suspects attacked a 19-year-old man in Astoria last week after shouting “Arab” and “ISIS,” and community leaders are asking residents to come forward with any information. Councilmen Jimmy Van Bramer and Costa Constantinides gathered at the intersection of 10th Street and 33rd Road on Friday morning to denounce the attack, saying it was not […]

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Jamaica man who allegedly went on a violent rampage at a mosque and then stripped naked is out on ‘supervised release’
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A Jamaica man accused of beating up men at a Jamaica mosque in what is being investigated as a possible hate crime is out on supervised release. Mike Voyard, 26, of Highland Avenue allegedly walked into the Jamaica Muslim Center at 85-37 168th St. during afternoon prayers at 1 p.m. on April 19 and attacked […]

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Vandals who make hate-filled graffiti in Queens could soon face serious jail time
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Often in Queens, graffiti is more than an eyesore — it’s a symbol of violence and hate. Several state lawmakers now want the vandals responsible to pay a heavy price for such dirty deeds, including lengthy jail terms. The state Senate recently approved legislation (S.849) increasing penalties against convicted graffiti vandals who defaced houses of worship or left […]

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Jackson Heights faces yet another violent anti-gay attack
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A man was robbed and attacked on Wednesday morning by three suspects who hurled anti-gay slurs at him on a Jackson Heights street, police said. The 31-year-old victim, who was reportedly leaving a restaurant at Roosevelt Avenue and 81st Street at 2 a.m., was approached by three men who robbed him and yelled anti-gay remarks […]

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