NYPD Probing Hate Crime After Bacon Found At Staten Island Ramadan Site
Police are investigating an unusual bias crime on Staten Island.
Muslims who gathered for prayer to celebrate the end of Ramadan in a city park found bacon scattered on the ground, CBS 2’s John Slattery reported Monday.
With Ramadan ending this past weekend, Muslims celebrated the end of fasting with prayer. On Staten Island an outdoor service was held Sunday on a New Dorp football field, attracting some 1,500 Muslims.
But before most of the faithful arrived for Morning Prayer, it was discovered that someone had scattered a quantity of raw bacon on the field.
“This has been determined to be a bias event on the part of our Hate Crimes Task Force,” NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters, including WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb.
Because the offensive meat was found early, organizers said the prayer service was shifted to another area of the park. So, most of those present didn’t know of the problem until the service was over.
I actually hope that the person that did this gets caught.
I would love to see this work its way through the court system.
I am personally appalled and disgusted that there are “Hate Crime” laws. (VERY ORWELLIAN !!)
The motivation or thought process is not important, it’s the crime committed that is important.
Wasting bacon should be a crime……