Six white schoolgirls playing basketball beaten by 20-30 racist black girls

April 25, 2005 - New York City

“City lawyers overruled the Police Department and charged a band of Brooklyn toughs with a hate crime for allegedly shouting, "Black power!" as they beat up a group of white girls in Marine Park, The Post has learned.“

“In a case that roiled racial tensions in Brooklyn. Locals are now second-guessing law enforcement.”

Despite the fact that 20 to 30 black girls were involved in the assault, cops only locked up five of the attackers — all juveniles — but did not charge them with a bias crime. It was the city’s Corporation Counsel Office which filed hate crime charges against the black girls.

"It should have been a hate crime from day one," fumed one parent.

On March 30, six 15 year old Catholic schoolgirls were playing basketball in Marine Park in Brooklyn when 6 to 8 black girls marched into the middle of the game and demanded the court.
Adults intervened but the girls returned 3 or 4 more times with a pregressively larger gang.
Finally, a gang of 20 to 30 girls stormed the court and began kicking and punching the 6 white girls, while shouting "White crackers," "Black power," and, "Martin Luther King."

"I thought I was going to die," one girl told The Post. "At first they just walked on our court. We didn't say anything. But they kept coming back. It looked like the crowd got bigger every time they came back."

Two white girls were injured. One suffered a turn muscle, had a chunck of hair pulled out and received a CAT scan because of kicks to the head. The second victim suffered a broken nose and black eye.

The attack left racial tensions simmering.  "If you look at our community in Brooklyn, [hate crimes] are not down," said state Sen. Carl Kruger. "This is another reminder."

Source: New York Post