Category Archives: Jose Sucuzhanay

Do Laws Effectively Deter Anti-LGBT Attacks?

There are some stories that simply leave even the most cynical bloggers and journalists speechless. The brutal attack of a gay Chilean man earlier this month is one of them. Raúl Alfonso López Fuentes, Alejandro Axel Angulo Tapia, Patricio Iván … Continue reading

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Queens man succumbs to injuries after alleged anti-gay attack

Not again! An 18-year-old Queens man died at Jamaica Hospital yesterday after four teenagers beat him in what police said was an anti-gay attack. The Daily News reported four teenagers—Alex Velez, Nolis Ogando, Christopher Lozada and Luis Tabales—attacked Anthony Collao … Continue reading

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A sense of justice comes to Brooklyn

As activists, politicians and other officials continue to respond to the series of hate crimes that have shaken Staten Island in recent months, it would be completely remiss not to acknowledge the Sucuzhañay family received some sense of justice last … Continue reading

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Jury convicts Keith Phoenix of murder as a hate crime

A Brooklyn jury found a man guilty of murder as a hate crime in connection with José Sucuzhañay’s death. The panel deliberated for several hours before it convicted Keith Phoenix on the charge late last night; and attempted assault as … Continue reading

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Sucuzhañay hate crime retrial continues

This blog has certainly taken on a more Fire Island-centric feel in recent weeks, but it is important to point out the retrial of the second man prosecutors contend shouted anti-Latino and anti-gay slurs at Ecuadorian immigrant José Sucuzhañay before … Continue reading

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More than winning a verdict

As I look forward to another weekend on Fire Island, I would be completely remiss to not acknowledge a Puerto Rican family continues to grieve the loss of their beloved son. Juan José Martínez Matos confessed on Wednesday he stabbed … Continue reading

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Judge declares mistrial in Sucuzhañay case

After four days of deliberations, a Brooklyn judge declared a mistrial in the case of a man who allegedly beat José Sucuzhañay to death. Prosecutors contend Keith Phoenix and Hakim Scott shouted anti-gay and anti-Latino slurs at Sucuzhañay and his … Continue reading

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Sucuzhañay family, elected officials react to Hakim Scott verdict

As a Brooklyn jury continues to deliberate Keith Phoenix’s fate, José Sucuzhañay’s brother and other elected officials criticized Hakim Scott’s acquittal on second degree murder as a hate crime during a press conference outside the court house on Friday, May … Continue reading

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Jury convicts Hakim Scott of manslaughter

A Brooklyn jury has convicted one of the two men accused of beating José Sucuzhañay to death, but the panel acquitted Hakim Scott of second degree murder as a hate crime. Hakim Scott faces up to 25 years in prison … Continue reading

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Sucuzhañay case goes to the jury

More than two weeks after the trial of the men who allegedly beat José Sucuzhañay to death began, a Brooklyn jury will now decide the fate of one of them. The panel began to deliberate the fate of Hakim Scott … Continue reading

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