Tag: Hate crime

Four teenage boys sought in homophobic hate crime assault in Astoria: NYPD

Mar. 4, 2024 By Bill Parry The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is asking for the public’s help in identifying four teenage boys who allegedly assaulted two men walking on Broadway near 33rd Street in Astoria last Wednesday night. The 114th Precinct in Astoria reported that the incident occurred at around 7:30 p.m. on Feb…. Read more »

Woodside temple burglary now being investigated as hate crime: NYPD

Jan. 11, 2024 By Bill Parry The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is now investigating a commercial burglary that took place at a Woodside house of worship during the early hours on Wednesday, Jan. 3. Police from the 108th Precinct in Long Island City reported that the suspect entered the Shri Guru Ravi Dass Temple… Read more »

Jamaica man charged with manslaughter as hate crime after allegedly beating Sikh man to death: DA


Oct. 31, 2023 By Bill Parry A Jamaica man was criminally charged with manslaughter and assault as a hate crime on Oct. 31 in Queens Supreme Court in the death of 66-year-old Jasmer Singh, just two days after the Sikh community gathered at a South Richmond Hill temple in an emotional call for justice. Gilbert Augustin, 30, of 111th Avenue, was arraigned on a 20-count indictment charging him with manslaughter in the first degree as a hate crime; manslaughter in the first degree; assault in the second degree as a hate crime and a slew of other crimes after he…
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Manhattan man arraigned on felony hate crime charge in South Richmond Hill attack on Sikh bus rider: DA


Oct. 23, 2023 By Bill Parry A Manhattan man was criminally charged with felony hate crime after targeting a member of the Sikh onboard an MTA shuttle bus in South Richmond Hill on the morning of Oct. 15. Christopher Philippeaux, 26, of Park Avenue in East Harlem, is accused of taunting, punching and trying to knock off the traditional Sikh turban from the head of 19-year-old 19-year-old Mani Sandhu, who was on his way to a Sikh temple, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced on Oct. 21. Philippeaux was arraigned Oct. 20 in Queens Criminal Court and charged with assault…
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