N.J. Borough Fears Trend in Black-on-Hispanic Bias Crime

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Princeton, N.J., police are concerned that three violent attacks allegedly committed there in recent weeks by young black men on Hispanic men are symptoms of a trend of black-on-Hispanic racism, rather than just the isolated acts of a few bad apples. The Princetons’ Human Services Commission has scheduled a hastily arranged community-wide public meeting Monday morning on “Racial Tensions in Princeton” in an effort to prevent the problem, whether it is a trend or not, from escalating.

A commissioner said the meeting will seek to provide residents and officials a better understanding of the scope of the problem. “This is a trend and it’s been going on by not only adults but by juveniles also who target Hispanic families,” Police Captain Anthony Federico told the borough council Tuesday night.

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