'I hate white people': Woman racially abused and BLUDGEONED on NYC bus in possible hate crime

The 57-year-old victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where she received two staples in her head to close the gash and stop the bleeding


                            'I hate white people': Woman racially abused and BLUDGEONED on NYC bus in possible hate crime
The victim was on a southbound Q53 MTA at the time of the attack (Wikimedia)
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WOODHAVEN, QUEENS: In a recent racial attack in Woodhaven, a 57-year-old white woman got hit in the head by three black women, whose names are not revealed yet. The incident took place on July 9 when the victim was on a southbound Q53 MTA bus at Jamaica Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard and got into an argument with the three passengers who said they "hate white people.”

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The incident, which occurred around 6.50 pm, is being investigated by the NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force. As per NY Post, the officials said after getting into a heated argument, the white woman was then “struck in the head with an unknown object causing a laceration and bleed” as the three suspects made anti-white statements. “I hate white people…the way they talk,” one of the attackers said, according to police sources. Later, they jumped off the bus and ran at Jamaica Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard. As of now, they have not been located.

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The police did not share any input about what the initial argument was about. However, the victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital, according to the New York Daily News, the woman who got attacked had two staples to close the gash in her head that left her bleeding on the bus.

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Hate crime cases on the rise

According to CNN, the New York Police Department tracked the number of these cases across every major crime category. The city recorded a 41 per cent increase in overall major crime through the first months of 2022 compared to the same period last year, including a nearly 54 per cent increase in robberies, a 56 per cent increase in grand larceny incidents, and a 22 per cent increase in rape reports, the data shows. Also, the murder cases increased by 10 per cent, while citywide shooting incidents decreased by 1.3 per cent, with 77 incidents in February 2021.

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In the first two months of 2022, the city reported 85 hate crimes, as per NYPD data. The number of major crimes reported in February 2022 -- 9,138 -- represents 19.7 per cent of 2020. Also, there have been 375 transit crimes, a jump of nearly 73 per cent compared to the same period in 2021 that recorded 217 transit crimes.

Whereas, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recorded the highest ridership on March 1 since the start of the pandemic, with over 3.1 million riders on the subway, compared to just 1.7 million on the same day in 2021.

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Commenting on figures, police commissioner Keechant L Sewell in a statement, as reported by CNN, said, "The men and women of the New York City Police Department are proactively addressing the deep-rooted causes of criminal behavior. The NYPD will never relent, and the department has made far too much progress over the decades -- and invested far too much in the communities it serves -- to fall back by any measure. New Yorkers deserve better."

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