Warrant Issued for Buffalo Hate Crime Suspect
The suspect in a hate crime that happened on Hertel Avenue in Buffalo is now a wanted man, after skipping court again.
Michael Cremen of Franklinville was charged with a hate crime after he was caught on camera, holding a knife, while yelling at Black Lives Matter supporters in September. According to WKBW, a Buffalo City Court has issued a no appearance warrant for Cremen. He didn't show up for his court appearance for a second time.
Although Cremen was a no-show, he sent an e-mail regarding his first appearance, saying that he would not be forced to wear a mask nor show up,
"I will not be compelled by any means to violate my conscience therefore I will not wear a mask or attend a court proceeding."
Cremen is facing several charges, including menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment. The incident was one of quite a few that happened on Hertel Ave. regarding Black Lives Matter. During the same time period, a group of patrons at the bar M.T. Pockets were also caught on camera yelling at protestors.