NEW YORK – A New York City man pleaded guilty in an election-night rampage against black people last year in the wake of Barack Obama's victory.
Prosecutors say Brian Carranza faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to conspiring to assault Staten Island residents in retaliation for the election of the nation's first black president on Nov. 4, 2008.
The 21-year-old Carranza and two friends — another white man and a Hispanic man — had been accused of beating a Liberian immigrant teen, pushing a black man to the ground and driving their car over a white man they thought was black. The last victim was in a coma for several days but survived.
The two other suspects remain free on bail after pleading not guilty.