NEW YORK CITY: Charges Dropped Against Three In Bronx Hate Crime

The Bronx DA has dropped the charges against three of the eleven gang members accused in the brutal anti-gay hate crime that took place in the Bronx earlier this month.

A total of 11 people were charged in connection with the crime. Today, the Bronx District Attorney’s office dropped charges against three of those people. Their names are not immediately known. Those arrested are allegedly members of a gang which calls itself the Latin King Goonies, and suspects ranged in age from 16 to 23. The men faced charges that include unlawful imprisonment, assault and robbery, all as hate crimes. The gang was accused of targeting a 30-year-old gay man after he apparently had a sexual encounter with one of their recruits, authorities said. The 17-year-old was beaten and sodomized until he confessed to his involvement with the older man, authorities said. The mob later went after the 30-year-old, luring him to an abandoned apartment they used for partying, where they tied him to a chair and assaulted him, police said.

Can we hope that the three have decided to turn state’s evidence?