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Joseph Russo biography: 10 things about Brooklyn, New York man

Joseph Russo is a white man from New York, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. (a)
  2. Between 2009 to 2020, he was arrested 14 times. Among his crimes were assault, burglary, drug possession, public lewdness, criminal mischief and criminal trespass. (b)
  3. He was accused of pushing an Chinese woman, then 64, to the ground on March 5, 2021. (a) (c)
  4. Wearing a hoodie, he allegedly yanked another Asian woman, then 32, by the hair before trying to pin her to a storefront on Kings Highway near E. 13th Street in Midwood, Brooklyn at around 7:45 a.m. on March 22, 2021. (a) (d)
  5. On April 4, 2021, relatives called an ambulance for him but he was neither locked up nor detained, according to his sister Nancy Micca. (c)
  6. He was accused of shoving an Asian man, then 77, to the ground outside a market on April 5, 2021. The victim was shopping for vegetables at the J&R NY Supermarket on Avenue U near E. 14th Street in Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn. (a) (d) (e)
  7. On April 7, 2021, the New York City Police Department arrested him on drug charges. When the NYPD realized he was the same suspect in three recent attacks, he faced 23 charges including multiple counts of assault as a hate crime and harassment as a hate crime. (a) (d) (e)
  8. He was 28 years old when the NYPD arrested him on April 7, 2021. (d)
  9. At his arraignment on April 8, 2021, assistant district attorney Tziyonah Langsam revealed that he had been found unfit for trial in several previous cases. His lawyer Judith Karpatkin asked he be released without bail so he could continue mental health treatment. Judge Michael Kitsis opted to hold him on $100,000 bail and request psychiatric and medical treatment. (a) (c)
  10. After his arrest on April 7, 2021, his brother Jason Rosa, who is 14 years older than him, said he is schizophrenic and bipolar. Rosa claimed, “He’s not racist. He’s out there. He’s on Pluto.” (c)


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