Around midnight of Friday, May 17 2013, 32 year old Mark Carson and a friend was enjoying a evening on the town in New York's Greenwich Village area where he was repeatedly harassed verbally by a total stranger and his two friends who had followed them for quite some time after the slurs began about their sexual preference.
Carson and his friend were dressed in tank tops and cut off shorts and boots.
They shouted phrases like" "Look at these faggots! What are you gay wrestlers?"
They exchanged words but Carson's friend thought that it would be a better idea just to leave it alone and walk away.
The knuckleheads continued their harassment by calling them "faggot and queer!"
The bigoted predator who is an ex-con, named Elliot Morales, then asked the duo if they "wanted to die here?" One of the two who accompanied Morales got scared and ran off right before a silver Taurus .38 caliber revolver was pulled out to shoot Mark Carson in the face.
The cowardly Morales ran away as Carson collapsed to the pavement.
After being spotted not too far from the scene of the murder and arrested, Elliot Morales lay on the pavement himself in handcuffs and had the nerve to laugh and scream out: "Yeah, I shot him in the head!"
Morales is held without bail on charges of second-degree murder as a hate crime, menacing and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
My question to all who are listening is have we become too tolerant of hate crimes such as these?
Hate crimes are unacceptable no matter WHO is the victim!