Hate crimes laws sure are coming in handy. The fellow responsible for allegedly attacking both an off-duty Muslim police officer and her son has been charged with a hate crime and aggravated harassment. According to the New York Times, the officer received a medal in 2014 for saving a baby from a fire.
Here’s what the attacker is said to have done:
Sources tell NY1 that at about 6 p.m. Saturday, Officer Aml Elsokary said she saw 36-year-old Christopher Nelson yelling and pushing her son on Ridge Boulevard and 67th Street in Bay Ridge.
Police say when people nearby tried to intervene, Nelson accused the woman of being part of the Islamic State and threatened to slit her throat.
He seems nice.