Hate crime perpetrator gets jail time


A Chicago man found guilty of threatening Jewish teenagers with a gun was sentenced to 60 days in prison.

John Fiorentino, 21, also received two years probation Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court after being found guilty of a felony hate crime, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Fiorentino was convicted last month of threatening three Jewish teens with a gun and shouting anti-Semitic slurs following a 2007 traffic altercation in Lincolnwood, a Chicago suburb.

Fiorentino denied that he had targeted the teens because they were Jewish, but he admitted his reaction was “wrong and stupid.”

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