I went looking for a little more information. A google search revealed
One of the suspects, [I'm not displaying the name], 19, was previously charged with a hate crime, according to court records.
And a search on that name turned up something strange:
When cops questioned [him] about his alleged role in an attack on four black youths in Brooklyn's mostly white Gerritsen Beach neighborhood last summer, he offered a highly unusual defense: membership in the Bloods gang.Here's more:
The gang could face hate crime charges stemming from the Friday night fight on the Qtrain, but [he] denied it was anti-Semitic, saying his mother is Jewish. "We didn't even know they were Jewish at the time," said [the guy], 19, who took prosecutors' plea deal in September in exchange for admitting he assaulted two black men in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn.Uh, yeah...
"The whole hate-crime talk is ridiculous," said [the guy], who claimed two of the friends arrested with him are Jewish.