21 August Queens, New York

A man who charged Black Lives Matter protesters while wearing a glove with four long, serrated blades was convicted of attempted murder charges, the Queens district attorney announced in August. A peaceful gathering on the overpass above the Cross Island Parkway in June 2020 was interrupted when Frank Cavalluzzi, 57, jumped out of a vehicle shouting, “I will kill you,” and chasing protesters while wearing a “glove of blades,” prosecutors alleged. He then got back into his vehicle and drove on a sidewalk, narrowly missing the demonstrators. “A dangerous man is going to jail. It’s a good day for New York and the First Amendment,” District Attorney Melinda Katz said. The trial lasted two weeks before the Flushing man was convicted on nine counts of attempted murder, nine counts of attempted assault, seven counts of menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless driving.