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After Immigrant Killed in NY, Others Tell of Abuse

By Hatewatch Staff on November 10, 2009 - 11:02 am, Posted in Uncategorized

The year since the Lucero slaying has put a national spotlight on race relations here has seen the U.S. Justice Department launch a probe of hate crimes and police response to them. A national civil rights group released a study that found “a pervasive climate of fear in the Latino community” in Suffolk County.
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  • George Sidoti

    There are too many stories within some communities in Suffolk County, NY, that tell of hispanic/ethnic hatred. There must be a thorough investigation into the matter by a federal grand jury with full subpoena powers to bring the matter to light.

    Reports of intimidation may be against other groups as well (i.e., black, senior citizens, women, etc.). There should nlot be an over-simplication of the matter. Harassment and intimidation that threatens the life and well being of anyone must not be condoned.