NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly reports 70-percent spike in gay hate crimes

Mayor Bloomberg said the crimes are unacceptable, and the city has zero tolerance for intolerance.

Mayor Bloomberg said the crimes are unacceptable, and the city has zero tolerance for intolerance. (5/22/13)

NEW YORK - NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly is reporting a 70-percent increase in gay hate crimes citywide.

Kelly said that among the recent attacks, a gay man named Mark Carson was killed over the weekend after being taunted with homophobic slurs. He announced two other anti-gay crimes in Manhattan, one of which included the arrest of 23-year-old Pedro Jimenez, of Brooklyn, for attacking a gay couple.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg also spoke about the crimes saying that they are unacceptable, and that New York City has zero tolerance for intolerance.

Officials say that despite the increase in anti-gay attacks, hate crimes overall are down 30 percent citywide.
 

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