Bias attack

Windows Vista is keeping me from my work. Here’s something to digest in the meantime. From NJ.com.

Man beaten in anti-gay bias attack in Hoboken

Two thugs beat up a man after leaving the PATH station in Hoboken in what police are calling an anti-gay bias attack.

The men, police say, taunted the victim, a 21-year-old Bayonne resident, for wearing pink pants, and then followed him out of the train just after 4:30 a.m. Friday and pummeled him. He needed 12 stitches to his face, reports said.

Police arrested Hoboken High School student Andy Rivera, 19, of Marshal Drive at 2 p.m. yesterday in Hoboken and charged him with bias intimidation and aggravated assault. They have a warrant out for the arrest of the other man, police said.

Rivera and the other man followed him up the stairs and attacked him near a candy store on the concourse in Hoboken Terminal, police said.

The the victim was punched two or three times in the face and one of the blows lacerated his cheek while another left him with a black eye, reports said.

The victim was taken to Jersey City Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries and given 12 stitches on his face, police said. Police were able to identify Rivera from surveillance cameras in the area, reports said.

Charles Hack

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SarahC
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[quote comment=”16528″]”I knew y’all was looking for me”

The press reports David Steed of Harrison Street (do I really need to say it)of Hoboken, was arrested for the infamous “pink pants” bias attack.
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No word on what grade at HHS this 20-year-old genius is in…

westy
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“I knew y’all was looking for me”

The press reports David Steed of Harrison Street (do I really need to say it)of Hoboken, was arrested for the infamous “pink pants” bias attack.

Hoboken Police have released a statement that they are positive that he is not related to either John Steed or Mrs. Peel….. 😳

homeworld
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JV and Elvis on 92.3 FM were playing clips of this on the air this morning.

nihil72
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“Hoboken High School student Andy Rivera, 19…”

Anybody want to bet what year this guy’s in? I’m guessing he’s a freshman.

HobokenEagle
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HobokenEagle

Is there a cop on the beat?

I’m almost as disturbed that there isn’t a regular police presence at the Hoboken Path as I am that the poor slob got beaten up.

I don’t know whether the Port Authority or the Hoboken Police have jurisdiction inside/outside the path, but it seems pretty lame to me that no-one is watching the terminal so close to rush hour.

Makes me feel extra safe to know that the police are now relying just on cameras to do their patrolling for them.

I used to just worry about a random bomber lighting up my life; now I can worry about Hoboken High’s finest judging my fashion sense while Hoboken’s finest are… where are they exactly?

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