Police say white couple beaten by black teens in racially motivated Brooklyn attack
Police said a white couple was attacked by a group of black teens in a racially motivated assault last week in Brooklyn.
Investigators said 30-year-old Ronald Russo had the green light about 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Avenue U and East 58th Street when a group of about 10 teens illegally crossed the street, reported the New York Daily News.
Russo honked his horn at the teens, police said, and they began kicking his car.
Officers said Russo got out to check the damage, and the teens dragged him to the ground and began punching and kicking him as they shouted racial epithets.
A 12-year-old girl in the group pulled Russo’s wife, Alanna Russo, from the car by her hair and threw her to the ground as she tried to call 911, police said.
According to court documents, the teens screamed “get those crackers” and “get that white whore,” and police said they also called Russo a “white motherf*****.”
Roald Russo suffered a fractured nose, a broken septum, a blood clot and abrasions to his shoulder, and he was treated and released from Beth Israel Medical Center.
His iPhone was stolen during the attack, police said.
Alanna Russo suffered a black eye, bleeding and breathing problems, but she refused medical treatment.
The group scattered after the attack, but two teens, Kashawn Kirton, 18, and Daehrell Finch, 17, were arrested at a nearby Lowe’s parking lot a short time later.
Both were charged with gang assault, assault, menacing and harassment, and Kirton also faces hate-crime charges.
Kirton denied involvement, noting that he had white relatives and attended a mostly white college, and said he was arrested because he was wearing the same outfit as one of the assailants.
Police also arrested a 12-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy in connection with the attack.
Watch this report that aired Oct. 20, 2013, on WPIX-TV:
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