“There is no question about that.”
May 20, 2013 6:59 AM Subscribe
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Late Friday night, a young man named Mark Carson
, shot point blank, in Greenwich Village. Carson's death was the 22nd anti-gay hate crime
in New York so far this year, and the fifth this month.
Carson was shot on 6th Avenue and 8th St., just blocks from St. Vincent's Hospital, which closed in 2010
. He was brought to Beth Israel, about a mile away, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The suspect, 33 year old Elliot Morales was caught immediately after the shooting. NYPD now reports that before the shooting, Morales was seen spewing homophobic remarks at Annisa Restaurant staff and threatening to put a bullet through a bartender’s forehead if he called cops.
Say his name: a vigil for Mark Carson
A poignant recap of Saturday night's vigil
: Equality's Brutal Backlash: The Murder of Mark Carson and the Rise in Violence Against Gays
: Mission Not Accomplished: The Anti-Gay Murder of Mark Carson Should Be a Wake-Up Call
Washington Post: Being gay can (still) get you killed