three suspects arrested in manhattan hate crime attacks

Late Friday, police arrested three teenagers -- two girls, ages 15 and 12, and a boy, 15 -- on charges of assault as a hate crime, accusing them in five separate attacks on Asian women near Manhattan's Chinatown over the last two weeks: Three Juveniles Charged With String Of Manhattan Bias Attacks.

Police withheld the names of the suspects because they are juveniles. The break in the case came after the police released a video of three possible suspects. Believe it or not, the parents of kids apparently recognized them and contacted police. The suspects were arrested and charged in family court yesterday: Teen Suspects To Appear In Family Court Saturday

The assaults took place over the last ten days within a nine-block area right near the Williamsburg Bridge. All of the victims were Asian women, ages 50 to 71 years old. In each case, the group physically assaulted the women, but didn't take any money or property:
The group was captured by surveillance cameras at 1:20 a.m. at the location of the first attack, in the Gompers Houses at 90 Pitt St. The victim in that first assault on March 31 was a 50-year-old Asian woman.

Later the same day, at 9:20 p.m., police said a 60-year-old Asian woman was assaulted at the Baruch Houses, in the back of 577 FDR.

According to police, a 71-year-old Asian woman was then assaulted opposite 120 Baruch Drive, also at the Baruch Houses. And so was the next attack, on a 66-year-old Asian woman at 95 Baruch Drive.

The last attack, according to police, was on Monday in front of 247 Broadway at 11 p.m. The victim was a 68-year-old Asian woman.
What kind of evil-ass hooligan hate crime shit is this? From two 15-year-olds and a 12-year-old! Yes, please acknowledge that these are indeed hate crimes, and do something about it. Police say they don't believe the suspects used racial slurs during the attacks. Oh, that makes it all better.

Two other underage suspects were still at large. Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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