Hate crimes victims do not have to be members of a minority, or others who are usually considered to be vulnerable.
New York, New York (PRWEB) September 11, 2013
The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes unit is investigating an incident in which after a man allegedly punched and knocked out a 69-year-old man in Union Square. LaShawn Marten, 31, had allegedly declared he would attack the first white person he came across before the attack, said NBC News (9.7.13). Hate crime can affect anyone, understands David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s civil rights violation law firms.
“Hate crimes victims do not have to be members of a minority, or others who are usually considered to be vulnerable,” said Perecman.
Marten also reportedly punched two other white people, a 48-year-old and an 18-year-old.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), there were 3,645 victims of racially motivated hate crimes in 2011. Of that number, 16.3 percent were victims of an anti-white bias.
According to the NYPD, the suspect, who is black, caused serious injuries. The 69-year-old victim was in a coma after the attack, NBC reported. The attack appeared to be totally random.
“Bias incidents and hate crimes have no place in New York,” said Perecman.
The NBC News article cited is “NYPD Hate Crimes Unit Investigating Union Square Attack.”
Individuals who believe they have been victims of a New York civil rights violation including hate crimes can contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury, medical malpractice, construction accident, and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of civil rights violation cases in New York including religious discrimination in the workplace and hate crimes. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident (Index 112370/03) Supreme Court, New York County, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04) Supreme Court, Kings County, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****Supreme Court, Kings County.
The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
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