Monday, October 19, 2009

Bushwick resident remains hospitalized after bias attack

As activists, politicians and local residents rallied behind College Point resident Jack Price and his family last week, news of yet another bias attack in Bushwick broke.

Three men beat Mexican immigrant Mario Vega last month as he returned to his Bushwick home with groceries he had picked up at a lower Manhattan pantry. WABC reported the men shouted anti-Mexican slurs at Vega before they struck him in the head and knocked him from his bicycle. Channel 7 added Vega remains hospitalized in a Manhattan hospital with serious brain injuries.

The attack took place within blocks of where Keith Phoenix and Hakim Scott allegedly beat Ecuadorian immigrant José Sucuzhañay to death last December. And it comes nearly a year after seven Long Island teenagers fatally stabbed Marcelo Lucero in Patchogue.

The New York Police Department continues to offer a reward for information that could potentially lead to the arrest of the three men who attacked Vega. Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn [D-Chelsea,] Councilmember Diana Reyna [D-Bushwick,] members of the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force and others will hand out flyers to strap hangers tomorrow morning at the Myrtle Avenue subway station on Broadway.

1 comment:

Joey said...

Dude, if you move here to NYC from safe white New have to remember it's multi-ethnic here, and violent.