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One person has been charged with a hate crime after a group of black teens in Brooklyn, New York beat a husband and wife. The group of at least 10 teenagers allegedly yelled out racial slurs, including, “Get those crackers.”
Trace Gallagher reported that three others were arrested, including a 12-year-old girl. It started when Ronald and Alana Russo were driving along an intersection in Brooklyn. When they had the green light, the group of teens stayed in the street, so Russo honked his horn. That’s when the teens allegedly began punching and kicking the car. When he got out of the car to check the damage, Russo and his wife were beaten.
Tonight on The Kelly File, Judge Andrew Napolitano said to charge the 18-year-old with a hate crime means police believe they can prove to a jury, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the victim was targeted because of race.
He said charging the others with a hate crime will be tricky because the law requires that the victim was selected because of race, and not that a racial slur was simply said during the confrontation.
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Here is additional information posted on the NewYork Daily News:
Group of 10 Black Youths Brutally Attack White Couple in Brooklyn, NY in Hate Crime …“Get those crackers!” … “Get that white whore!” … “White motherf*ckers!”
Hate crime in Brooklyn as a white couple was brutally attacked by a gang of black teens ranging in age from 12 to 18.
According to the NY Daily News, the attack occurred at 7 p.m. Monday at Avenue U at E. 58th St. near Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Mill Basin when the gang of black youths crossed the street in front of the vehicle of Ronald Russo, 30, and his wife, Alanna. Russo had the green light, honked the horn for the group to get out of the way. That is all it took for these punks to go off into a racial attack. Ronald Russo was dragged to the ground, punched and kicked in the head. His wife was yanked to the pavement by her hair as the the black gang repeatedly shouted the racial slurs,“Get those crackers!” … “Get that white whore!” … “White motherf*ckers!”
A group of 10 black youths — one of them a 12-year-old girl — surrounded a white couple’s car in Brooklyn, viciously beating the husband and yanking the wife to the pavement by her hair as they peppered the two with racial slurs, authorities said.
“Get those crackers!” some of them screamed, according to court papers. “Get that white whore!”
The confrontation erupted about 7 p.m. Monday, as the marauding group crossed Avenue U at E. 58th St. near Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Mill Basin.
Ronald Russo, 30, and his wife, Alanna, apparently had the green light and the husband honked at the group to get out of the way. The rowdy kids started kicking the car, according to the criminal complaint. Ronald Russo got out to check on potential damage to his vehicle.
And that’s when all hell broke loose.
Barack Obama, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were unavailable for comment.
UPDATE I: Four teens have been arrested so far for the incident.
Four teens have been arrested so far for the incident. Kashawn Kirton, 18, has been charged with gang assault, harassment and menacing charges, all as hate crimes. Daehrell Finch, 17, has been charged with gang assault, assault, menacing and harassment but does not face hate-crime charges.Two more teens, a 12-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, have also been arrested, but their names have not been released.
Kirton, who is a freshman at St. Francis College, told the News that he had nothing to do with the attack, and was inside a Lowe’s store when it occurred: “I have relatives who are white. Cousins and stuff,” he said. “My school is mainly white. More than half my friends are white. I wouldn’t use words like that.” He added that he believes he was arrested because he was wearing the same outfit as one of the assailants.