Closed captioning of: Police: Gang members tortured gay teens, man
one of the most vicious
in recent memory. police in new york say members of a gang tortured and brutalized a teen for being gay.
york city police
say the brutal
took place at this vacant bronx apartment. the first of three attacks happened after a gang beat and tortured a 17-year-old recruit they believed was involved with a 30-year-old man.
he was thrown into a wall, made to strip naked, hit in the head with a beer can, cut with a
and so domized with the wooden handle of a plunger.
the gang attacked another man, dragged the 30-year-old man to the apartment and tortured him for hours.
this is a terrible
of nine against woods.
seven suspects were arrested aged 17 to 23. one turned himself in. police released a photo of the ninth suspect still at large, 22-year-old are you
. the crime was condemned.
we will not tolerate it in the
city of new york
the city has seen a rash of anti-gay violence and bullying cases n. the past week three men reported beinging attacked including one at the legendary
student tyler clemene jumped to his death off a
after learning his dorm room sexual encounter was streamed over the internet.
we have seen far too many examples of how hate gets twisted into a weapon that can destroy
and cut short their promising lives.
city leaders say the latest attacks show they must work harder to send a message that hate in any form won't be tolerated. for "today,"
, nbc news, new