New York, NY (Feb 18, 2023) – A suspect has been charged with hate crimes after a pride flag at a Manhattan restaurant was set on fire. The incident occurred on February 15th at the restaurant located on the Upper West Side.
The suspect, who has not been identified, was charged with arson as a hate crime, criminal mischief as a hate crime, and aggravated harassment as a hate crime. The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.
The restaurant owner, who wished to remain anonymous, said that the pride flag was set on fire in the early morning hours. The owner said that the flag was a symbol of acceptance and inclusion and that the incident was a reminder of the hate that still exists in our society.
The NYPD is asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them. The NYPD is also asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.
The incident is a reminder that hate crimes are still a reality in our society. We must continue to stand up against hate and intolerance and work together to create a more inclusive and accepting society. – Wasatch Defense Lawyers does not represent any parties mentioned above, nor is it our intent to represent any of the parties. If you would like to contribute to this story, or are in need of a legal consultation, contact us through our website or by calling (801) 980-9965 – Source: NBC New York
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