A media service of European Americans United

Main Menu

  • Home
  • Forum
  • About Us
  • Search
  • Action Alerts
  • FLYERS
  • Free Podcasts
  • Stories by Author
  • New Online Store
  • Archives
  • Categories
  • Links
    Blogs

  • Frank Roman
  • John Young
  • Garden Blog




  • User Menu

  • Register
  • Login
  • Logout
  • Submit News

  • Email This Page


    Syndication Feeds

  • Handheld/PDA
  • XML News Feeds
  • View Sidebar
  • Mozilla Sidebar

  • 13


     
    Howard Beach Residents Fed Up
    Race; Posted on: 2007-11-04 10:01:11 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]

    Anti white bias stirs protest

    Residents of Howard Beach, Queens, rallied Saturday night to demand that five black and Hispanic youths busted in the beating of a white teen be charged with hate crimes.

    "Enough is enough," more than 150 people shouted as they marched down 157th Ave. near Wednesday night's attack, which left 16-year-old Joseph Friedman with seven staples in his head.

    They also chanted, "Free Fat Nick," referring to Nicholas Minucci, who is serving 15 years for bludgeoning a black man in a bias attack in the neighborhood in 2005.

    Largely white Howard Beach became a flashpoint for racial tensions in 1986, when a dozen white teens chased Michael Griffith, a 23-year-old black man, to his death on the Belt Parkway.

    It is unclear how the violence began Wednesday, but the five suspects, all from Brooklyn, have been charged with assault, menacing and weapons possession. Witnesses gave conflicting accounts of whether the young men came at a group of white teenagers with sticks or whether the white youths first hurled eggs and racial epithets.

    Police sources said the Hate Crime Task Force has located several witnesses who heard anti-white statements made before the attack.



    Source
    News Source: daily news

    Comments

    Entire site copyright ©2007-2008 European Americans United.
    Opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of EAU,
    the editors, or any other entity. Some clearly marked materials are
    parodies or fiction. By submitting material you grant European
    Americans United a non-transferable 100 year non-exclusive license
    to use the submitted material.
    The following copyright pertains to the news site software only:
    Copyright ©Copyright (C) 2007-2013
    Powered by Esselbach Storyteller CMS System Version 1.8
    Licensed to: European Americans United