The New York Daily News reports:
A Colorado man accused of tearing down LGBTQ rainbow flags by NYC’s historic Stonewall Inn during a Pride month hate crime was arrested Monday on charges police said were part of a pattern of attacks in the area.
Cops charged Patrick Murphy, 25, of Denver, with committing criminal mischief as a hate crime for the June 10 vandalism incident by the West Village national monument.
Joined by two others, Murphy and his fellow hatemongers allegedly tore down several rainbow-colored flags displayed on a fence by the Stonewall National Monument in Christopher Park on Christopher St. before fleeing east on Waverly Place.
Read the full article. The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is seeking those responsible for two other incidents involving Pride flags in the area.
A Colorado man accused of tearing down LGBTQ rainbow flags by NYC’s historic Stonewall Inn during a Pride month hate crime was arrested Monday.https://t.co/UUTFTTxVpA
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) August 28, 2023
Patrick Murphy of Denver, CO, as identified by witnesses present for his arraignment after reviewing surveillance video on June 10, 2023.
His lawyer extolled to the judge how hard Murphy worked to get to NYC for arraignment — suggesting he did a hate crime here as a *tourist.* pic.twitter.com/FQ2tAdHTpj
— Talia Jane ❤️🔥 (@taliaotg) August 29, 2023