Farmingville Hate Attack Follow-Up

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Police are still looking for three attackers.
Police are still looking for three attackers.

Five weeks after it occurred, there have been no arrests in the suspected hate crime attack on a Guatemalan immigrant in Farmingville. The attack took place at the end of June late at night. Three men beat a Guatemalan immigrant riding home from his restaurant job.

According to Suffolk Lt. Bob Donohue, “The victim is unable to definitively identify the Suspects’ vehicle. The vehicle is described it as a “newer looking four door pickup” possible brown in color.  No state of registration or plate number” is known. Donohue says he believes the vehicle is most likely a Ford 150 pickup. Police are conducting a “lawman’s search” to identify all vehicles in the area that fit the description. Unfortunately there are several hundred similar pickups in the area around Farmingville.

Donohue told me that the “suspects are described as three males, two white, one possibly Hispanic.” Lt. Donohue told me that the investigation is continuing.

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Patrick Young blogs daily for Long Island Wins. He is the Downstate Advocacy Director of the New York Immigration Coalition and Special Professor of Immigration Law at Hofstra School of Law. He served as the Director of Legal Services and Program at Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) for three decades before retiring in 2019. Pat is also a student of immigration history and the author of The Immigrants' Civil War.

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