At least five attacks on Asian women (aged 50-71) have been reported on the Lower East Side since the end of March. Three suspects appeared in family court on Saturday. Their parents apparently turned them in after viewing surveillance video. The suspects are a 12-year-old girl, a 15-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy. The girls apparently beat the victims while the boys cheered them on.
I was a little surprised to see their parents turned them in. The attacks occurred late at night, with one reported at 1:20 a.m.