Friday, June 06, 2008

Teens Facing Charges in Crown Heights Attack

After an attack on a Jewish teen in Crown Heights by two black teenagers for his bicycle and cell phone some justice may be served. The 2 teens are facing a 16 count indictment including Assault in the First Degree, Robbery in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree. The NYPD angered the Crown Heights community when they claimed this was not a biased attack.The Brooklyn District Attorney thankfully decided to include it in the investigation of bias crimes currently in front of a grand jury. If convicted, they could face a maximum of 25 years in prison. It's about time something is happening after all these attacks in Crown Heights. No doubt that racial tension is still at the boiling point and many feared race riots might start breaking out. This latest development is a good sign that the authorities are getting tougher on crime in Crown Heights but it by itself is probably not going to stop the crime. to gain more perspective on the matter read LOR.

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