Greenfield: Classify Knockouts as Federal Hate Crimes


U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder should prosecute knockout assaults that are motivated by race or religion as federal hate crimes, Councilman David Greenfield said in a statement. There have been nearly two dozen attacks in Brooklyn by minority teens on Jews since September. Greenfield’s request comes after federal authorities charged a Texas man with a federal hate crime in connection with an assault against an elderly black man.