Baby Gangsters Kidnap, Beat, Torture Gay Men in The Bronx

Police have arrested seven Bronx men ranging in age from 16 to 23 on charges that they lured three gay men to an apartment and beat and tortured them last weekend.

The crew, which called themselves the Latin King Goonies (not affiliated with the actual Latin Kings), apparently just decided to do it all for kicks. Police say they first kidnapped a 17 year-old who they believed was gay. He was "thrown into a wall, made to strip naked, hit in the head with a beer can, cut with a box cutter and sodomized with the wooden handle of a plunger." Then, they kidnapped another 17 year-old, and a 30 year-old man they believed had been his lover. They forced the teenager to "hit him and burn him with a cigarette." And more, from the NYT:

The assailants also brutalized the 30-year-old, hitting hit him with a chain, sodomizing him with a small baseball bat and forcing him to drink 10 cans of the beer they asked him to bring to the party - a brand called Four Loko, Mr. Kelly said. While holding the man hostage, the attackers took his keys, went to his apartment and robbed his brother of $1,000 and two debit cards, [Police chief Ray] Kelly said.

People need to try being nice once in a while.

[NYT]