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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

"Man Charged With Breaking Window Repeatedly at Manhattan Gay Bar"

From The New York Times:

Sean Kuilan, 34, of Hell’s Kitchen, the Manhattan neighborhood where the attacks occurred, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal mischief and reckless endangerment, according to the Police Department.

Keechant Sewell, the police commissioner, reiterated the charges in a statement on Twitter, but did not say if Mr. Kuilan would be charged with a hate crime. Still, in an appeal to the public before his arrest, the police described the string of attacks as a “hate crime pattern” and the department email identifying the arrested man had “hate crime” in its subject line.

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Mr. Bottcher posted footage from the bar’s security camera on Twitter that showed the attacker’s face, and on Monday the police posted footage from the security camera of a nearby bodega that showed the man walking through its aisles. The man wore a dark jacket, jeans and glasses and he purchased a drink before leaving, the video shows.

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