http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Marine_Park_Race_Attack&oldid=47696620 also http://europaworld.blogspot.com/ Marine Park is a quiet middle class neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. However, in the afternoon of March 30, 2005 it became a scene of one of the most brutal racist attacks. According to New York Daily News, "It was as plain as black and white. It was a hate crime. When 30 black teenagers from Marine Park Middle School, most of them girls, chased five white girls from St. Edmundâs off a Marine Park basketball court and across a Brooklyn streetâpunching, kicking, slapping, pulling hair and screaming, âhonky bitches,â âblack powerâ and âwhite crackersââit was a racial attack. It was about hate." >> Police officers who responded to the scene on March 30, at approximately 4 p.m., arrested five of the attacking teenagers. They were charged with simple assault. Two of the white girls were treated at Coney Island Hospital. One had a broken nose and was given a CT scan because she had been repeatedly kicked in the head. Another victim of the attack suffered a torn muscle and had clumps of hair ripped out of her scalp. Three weeks after the crime was committed, New York City Police brought in a bias crime unit to investigate and elevate the charges to hate crime status. At the same time, the police to arrest three more alleged culprits and also offered a reward for information on the rest of the mob of black teens. After this happened, it took a bunch of the moms two full weeks to even get an audience with Deputy Inspector Kevin McGinn at the 63rd Precinct. But no matter what we told him, no matter how much eyewitness evidence we presented, he said he would not elevate these charges to racial hate crime status. The openly racist WhitePrivilege.com website and a New York's liberal Village Voice Newspaper, went as far as to suggest that the attack may have been the fault of the white girls and it is still a question of who attacked who. The Voice counteracted the Brooklyn Skyline's article, written by freelance journalist Marianna Hernandez, called "Non-Bias Attack", that first broke the news, which made headlines because of its story telling, witness accounts, and the denial of police officials in regards to the incident being racially motivated initially. The article generated over 100 letters worldwide in response and received critism from several media outlets, including some of New York's most famous dailies.