Black on Mexican violence on the increase
The new PC word for hate crime (when no Whites are involved of course) is “bias” attack. You can dress it up all you want but facts remain facts. Blacks are attacking Mexicans and the number of attacks are on the rise. Where’s Al Sharpton; Jesse or NACCP on this one?
The teen victim of the most recent bloody bias attack on Staten Island said Monday his ordeal was so frightening, he thought he would die.
Christian Vazquez, 18, was kicked and punched to the ground by assailants allegedly yelling anti-Mexican slurs – the latest in asurge of black-on-Hispanic assaults.
A 15-year-old – himself an immigrant from Liberia – was arrested in the ambush, and Vasquez demanded the rest of his tormentors turn themselves in.
“If you’ve got a conscience, just come out and say you did it,” said Vazquez from his Port Richmond home, still nursing a badly swollen left eye.
“What happened to me could happen to a mother, could happen to a father,” he said, “and maybe the next victim could end up dead.”
The attack was the 11th bias incident in the Port Richmond area since April.
Mayor Bloomberg worried copycat attacks are keeping the trend rolling on Staten Island.
“Unfortunately, when people read about things in the paper, they tend to act it out themselves,” Bloomberg said. “One bias crime is one bias crime too many, and we’ll do everything we can to stop it. This is an outrage.”
Vazquez was returning home from his job as a busboy at a Manhattan restaurant early Saturday when he was approached just blocks from his home by a teenager who asked him if he was a member of a Mexican gang. As he denied any gang affiliation, he was attacked from behind by three men. They stole the $10 he had on him.
“They started kicking me, calling me wetback, f—ing Mexican, all these things,” he said. “They hit me in the head so hard things were blurry.”
“I was terrified,” he added. “I thought I was gonna die that night.”
The 15-year-old charged in the attack, whose name is being withheld by the Daily News because he is a minor, was held after appearing at a hearing in Staten Island Family Court. The teen, who sported a Mohawk, is a U.S. citizen who moved here from Liberia, a police source said.
Vazquez – whose mother brought him to the U.S. from Mexico when he was just 5 – has beenactive with a neighborhood youth group called Eye Openers Youth Against Violence for the past five years.
At the group’s meeting in St. Philip’s Baptist Church last night, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) said the attackers don’t represent Staten Island. “They’re cowards,” Quinn said. “We want to do everything to make sure the 11th attack is the last one.”