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‘This Is for Malcolm X, Cracka’: Hate Crime Task Force Investigating After Second Anti-White Attack in Brooklyn


“I was blindsided by a guy who started hitting my face."

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The New York Police Department's Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating this week's second possible anti-white attack that occurred in Brooklyn in which a black assailant assaulted a white man.

In one case, according to the New York Daily News, a 51-year-old man reported that he was walking along Nostrand Avenue near Glenwood Road in Flatbush on Monday afternoon when a 6-foot-1 black man attacked him, knocking him to the ground while allegedly shouting, "This is for Malcolm X, cracka!" Although the victim suffered pain in his left shoulder, back and neck, he did not accept medical attention that was offered to him at the location of the assault.

The task force is also investigating another alleged white-bias attack that occurred on Sunday evening when Randy Aveille, 44, was at the Church Avenue subway station with his fiancée. Aveille told the New York Post that he and his fiancée had just gotten off the subway when a black man lunged at him from behind and began striking him in the face as he spewed racially-charged venom at them.

“I was blindsided by a guy who started hitting my face,” Aveille told the Post. “I was walking, and as I was approaching the steps, somebody came from behind me," he said, adding that his fiancée reported hearing the attacker shout, “Watch who you look at!” during the violent encounter.

As of now, the police are investigating the possibility of the two race-related incidents being linked -- and whether they were perpetrated by the same man. In hopes of developing leads, on Wednesday the police released video surveillance of the attacker in one of the altercations:

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