Colorado man arrested in NYC for damaging Pride flags at Stonewall National Monument


A 25- year-old guy from Denver has actually been jailed in connection with a “criminal mischief pattern” including the intentional elimination and damage of LGBTQ Pride flags in New York City’s West Village community, authorities stated Tuesday.

Patrick Murphy was charged with a hate criminal offense and criminal mischief after the event on June 10, when several LGBTQ Pride flags showed at the Stonewall National Monument were vandalized.

Police stated they are examining 2 other vandalism cases that targeted LGBTQ Pride flags outside the monolith in June, which is Pride Month.

On June 15, a number of transgender Pride flags were intentionally eliminated and harmed at the monolith. And on June 18, an unknown individual got rid of several Pride flags at the monolith. No suspects have actually been nabbed in either case.

The Stonewall National Monument is throughout the street from the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar that was the website of a June 1969 uprising extensively thought about to be a turning point in the contemporary LGBTQ rights motion. In 2016, the bar and the surrounding Christopher Park were designated as a nationwide monolith, making them the very first LGBTQ area in New York City to get landmark status.

Last week, a 52- year-old lady was assaulted while she was running simply a mile west of the monolith at Hudson River Park. Authorities stated she was approached by an individual who made an anti-LGBTQ remark and after that struck her in the face. The female was up to the ground and continual small injuries. Cops launched a security image of the enemy and have actually requested the general public’s help in determining the individual, who fled.

This most current event is among numerous attacks versus LGBTQ individuals, facilities and signs in New York City over the previous year.

In February, a lady was apprehended and charged with several hate criminal activities after she supposedly torched an LGBTQ Pride flag hanging from a dining establishment. In May, a male was captured defecating on a Pride flag in Manhattan’s Upper West Side community. In December, 2 individuals were detained after a group of protesters supposedly vandalized New York City Council member Erik Bottcher’s apartment with graffiti that consisted of homophobic slurs.

Jay Valle

Jay Valle reports and produces digital material for NBC Out.

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