nyc hate

White man beats Asian victim in New York City while shouting “We are white power”

  • On Monday, the New York Police Department arrested and charged Steven Zatorski — a 58-year-old white man — for assaulting an unidentified 30-year-old Asian male in Midtown Manhattan.
  • While kicking the victim, Zatorski shouted, “We are white power,” a spokesman for the NYPD said in an email. Zatorski also shouted several other racial and xenophobic epithets at his victim.
  • “You are a fucking immigrant, go back to your country,” Zatorski reportedly said. “What the fuck are you doing here? Here in my country, we are white power.”
  • Witnesses at the scene of the assault notified a police officer, who arrested Zatorski without incident. 
  • The victim told the NYPD that Zatorski kicked him two times on his leg and punched him in the face and back of the head multiple times.
  •  The victim suffered pain, swelling and bruising to his right eye. His injuries were treated at the scene of the attack
  • Zatorski has been charged with assault as a hate crime and was held in Rikers Island on $5,000 bail, the New York Daily News reported. Read more (5/3/17)

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Man charged with hate crime in beating of 2 transgender women at NY McDonald’s

  • A Long Island man who beat two transgender women Friday outside a McDonald’s in Queens, New York, has been rrested and charged with a hate crime.
  • According to DNA Info, 38-year-old Patrick O'Meara was reportedly heckling passersby at random before he spotted the women, who were entering a McDonald’s in Queens’ Jackson Heights neighborhood late Friday afternoon.
  •  O'Meara allegedly called them “bitches” and “faggots,” throwing one woman to the ground before proceeding to punch and kick her.
  • DNA Info reported O'Meara “briefly left the scene and returned with a cane,” which he used to hit the other woman, cutting her hand. One of the victims also fractured her ankle during the attack, per the report.
  • Upon his arrest, O'Meara told the police the women had “assaulted” him, but one witness disputed that account. “He was harassing everybody that was walking by, but when the trans women walked by he clearly was infuriated,” Maria Munoz told DNA Info. Read more (3/19/17 6:36 PM)
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NYC taxi passengers rip off Sikh driver’s turban and assault him

  • The New York Police Department is investigating a possible hate crime against a Sikh cab driver who was allegedly assaulted by passengers, the New York Daily News reports
  • On Sunday, Harkirat Singh, 25, was driving a woman and three men in their early 20s from near Madison Square Garden to the Bronx, when the drunk passengers began to physically assault him and rip off his turban.
  • The incident began when Singh took them to their requested destination, but was then told it was the wrong location. 
  • The passengers then started shouting racial slurs and banging on the plastic window separating them from Singh.
  • “They’re using bad words, also. They said, ‘Ali Baba, f–k you,’” Singh told the New York Daily News.
  • Singh then pulled the cab over and told the belligerent passengers to pay their fare — $41.76 — and find another cab to take them to their final destination. 
  • At first they refused, but after threatening to call the police, the female passenger paid for the cab.
  • Then one of the male passengers got back inside the cab, according to Singh, and tried to smash the meter and then punched Singh in the arm. 
  • The passenger also tried to rip off Singh’s turban — a sign of disrespect for Sikhs — and steal his phone. Read more (4/18/18 12 PM)

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This Facebook post about New York City commuters working together to remove swastikas and hate speech from a subway car is going viral

The best behavior can rise out of the worst situation.When confronted with racist graffiti, what should you do? Here’s a hopeful and inspiring story from one commuter who worked with the people on his train to get rid of the hateful symbols and words.

Image: Gregory Locke

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Yesterday I marched in NYC’s peaceful protest against Trump and the misogyny, sexism, racism, homophobia, xenophobia, climate change denial, and overall hate that he has legitimized.

I want to spread the message that we must join together and support each other in sustained action against this — so I borrowed some words from Lin and Hamilton.

Rise up.

I just spoke to Thomas Lopez-Pierre, who is running for New York City city council...

on a platform that argues that “Jewish landlords” are kicking black and latino residents out of their apartments. This blatantly antisemitic and dirty tactic for winning his race led me to call his office. And he picked up.

I spoke to him in length about the history of Jewish money lending, and why portraying the corrupt landlords as “Jewish landlords” labels them in a way that is bigoted. I continued to reiterate my values as a Jew, that all human beings were created in the Image of God, and all of the social justice issues that the Progressive Jewish community prides itself in. I emphasized that in New York City institutions of higher Jewish learning, gathering, and prayer constitute large populations of social justice activists who continue to fight for what is right. I argued that if he publically resigned his antisemitic comment, thus referring to the “Jewish Landlords: as just "landlords,” then he would have more Jewish supporters. Not only did he refuse, but he explained that he will make a public apology to the Jewish people AFTER “he wins”.

After 40 minutes, he still did not know why his platform is antisemitic. But apparently, I will be receiving a call “after he wins” in September?

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Black transgender subway rider stabbed after offering a woman his seat

  • Ijan Jarrett, 44, was taking the NYC subway home Sunday when he was stabbed by a woman who didn’t want to sit next to him because he was black, the New York Post reported.
  • Jarrett, who identifies as transgender, told the Post the woman stormed over to him, punched him and stabbed him under his left eye, on the back of his hand and on his left arm. 
  • The woman, identified as Stephanie Pazmino, was charged with assault as a hate crime, the New York Daily News reported. Read more

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Cellphone video of transgender woman Pearl Love being physically and verbally assaulted on New York City’s No. 4 train was posted to Facebook on Monday. Pearl was on her way to New York City’s LGBT Community Center when the female passenger began to berate her. In addition to the above, she has two other videos showing the woman chasing her around the subway car. Why Pearl isn’t planning on filing a police report at this time.

I FUCKING MET CHRISTINE AND ELIJAH AND I GAVE CHRISTINE A BADAZZLED NYC HAT AND ELIJAH A CONDUM WITH DONALD TRUMP ON IT THAT SAYS “I’M HUUUGGEEEE” AND ELIJAH THOUGHT IT WAS SO FUNNY HE PUT IT ON HIS STORY AND I TALKED TO THEM FOR A LITTLE WHILE IM SO FUCKING HAPPY THEY’RE THE GREATEST PEOPLE AND ELIJAH WAS SO KIND I COULD TELL CHRISTINE WASNT REALLY HERSELF AND I THINK SHE WAS JUST TIRED AND SHE HATES NYC SO ITS FINE IM JUST BEYOND THRILLED THAT I GOT TO MEET THEM AND ELIJAH ACTUALLY WANTED TO TALK TO ME WE’RE NOW BEST FRIENDS THEY ARE SUCH BEAUTIFUL HUMAN BEINGS WOW