Philadelphia has its share of hate crimes, too.
One was played out in court yesterday.
Vincent Meier, 50, who is white and who has often boasted loudly that he hates African-Americans, pleaded no defense to charges of firing five shots at six black kids outside his home on Taney Street near Master last Jan. 23.
One of the bullets seriously injured 15-year-old Marcus Kane, said Assistant District Attorney Richard Negrin.
After surgery, Kane recovered from a wound to his groin area, but he still has nightmares about the incident, his mother said.