90s race riot figure stabbed

NEW YORK - (AP) - Police say a man convicted in the death of aJewish man during race riots in the 1990s in Brooklyn has beenassaulted in a possible road rage incident in Manhattan.

Lemrick Nelson was stabbed in the head with an ice pick andhospitalized. Police have made no arrests.

Nelson was convicted of federal civil rights charges in thedeath of Yankel Rosenbaum. Nelson, who was 16 at the time of theincident, was convicted a dozen years later and was released fromprison in 2004.

The riots were sparked by the death of the 7-year-old black boyin an Aug. 19, 1991, accident involving a driver from the Orthodoxcommunity. The 29-year-old Rosenbaum was stabbed to death duringfour days of violence.

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