October 10th, 2010
10:45 PM ET

8 arraigned in string of anti-gay hate crimes in New York

Eight suspects arrested in connection with a series of brutal, anti-gay hate crimes in New York City were arraigned Sunday.

Charges against them include harassment, criminal possession of a weapon, unlawful imprisonment, assault, robbery and sexual abuse as hate crimes.

Authorities identified the suspects arraigned as Bryan Almonte, 17; Steven Carabello, 17; Brian Cepeda, 17; Nelson Falu, 17; Idelfonso Mendez, 23; Dennis Piters, 17; David Rivera, 21; and Elmer Confresi, 23.

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  1. Marines123

    I'm going to have a program called scared straight.. Its going to be a pre gay program for those kids who are on the vurge of turning gay. Anybody interested in joining? $300.00 for 3 day program.

    October 11, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Marines123

    Requirement are. Interested in men and women but has not done it yet! Able to read and write. Parental signiture, no STD's, able to handle a good ass whipping!

    October 11, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Marines123

    Gay women have no Ass!

    October 12, 2010 at 1:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Marines123

    Gay bashing is a dangerous hobby. Gays are getting crazy man. I've seen the butches with their faces severly swollen with eyes shut from partner abuse, really. They fight more than straight people. I wonder what their divorce rate is. Also, their reproductive rate? Yeah right,ha.

    October 12, 2010 at 1:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Adrian Zupp

    I recently blogged on the spate of gay suicides:

    http://adrianzupp.blogspot.com/2010/10/gay-suicides-is-anyone-getting-this.html

    Take care,
    Adrian Zupp

    October 13, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
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