According to the New York Post:
A Queens judge came down hard on five knuckleheads yesterday, sentencing them all to jail for their roles in a racially charged.... brutal beating of Rajinder Singh Khalsa, 66, who suffered a broken nose and a fractured eye socket in the attack. [Previous reports available here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.]
Salvatore Maceli, 27, who had been convicted of second-degree assault, received the harshest sentence of two years in prison.
His brother, Nicholas Maceli, 23, received six months in jail. Ryan Meehan, 22, was sentenced to six months in jail. Terence Lyons, 54, received 20 days and Victor Cosentino, 60, five days....
"Crimes motivated by bias — particularly those involving violence — can never be tolerated. They inflict on victims incalculable physical and emotional damage and tear at the very fabric of free society," [Judge Seymour Rotker] said.
Khalsa... pleaded for racial harmony.
"We should live together like the birds living on the trees," he said. "Everybody in our community should feel that we are safe."
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