From The Village Voice:
The feds say Eng, a 23-year-old from Queens, made threatening phone
calls to an NYU classmate. Eng “did transmit in interstate commerce a
communication containing a threat,” according to sworn affidavit from
an FBI agent who investigates hate crimes.
The criminal complaint contains references to the Voice’s reporting on Eng, spit attacks, and bigotry of all varieties.
is a self-proclaimed racist who hates whites and blacks, and believes
that Asians should rise up against them with violence,” the complaint
states for starters.
It then lays out the incidents at NYU that got Eng into this latest round of trouble:
“In the fall of 2003, Eng’s second year at NYU, he was
enrolled in an Advanced Production class. On or about September 12,
2003, during this class, Eng stated, in response to a presentation by a
female African-American student, that the students should tell the
“Negro” that the work was bad. The professor and several students in
the class, including John Doe, told Eng that his comments were
inappropriate. Shortly thereafter, Eng was expelled from the course. In
response to the expulsion, ENG sent an email to the professor, stating
in part and substance: ‘I was recently pondering whether I should
continue to think of jews [sic] as equals, but I think your actions
have made up my mind.'”
In the summer of 2004, Eng encountered the John Doe in an editing
room and spit in his hair. “Eng then moved closer and spit directly
into John Doe’s face two times. Eng called John Doe a ‘white pussy’ and
told John Doe, in substance that he recently published an essay
advocating militant violence against whites to protect Asian rights,”
the complaint states.
NYU security escorted the John Doe out of the building. A fews days later, the John Doe was again escorted out by security.
Eight months then passed, and the John Doe received a call from Eng
who repeatedly said words to the effect of “Remember me? I’m the guy
who spit on you.” Eng kept calling the John Doe, intimidating him to
the point that he did not show up at the university when the school
screened his own movie at an event called “First Run.”
Eng’s parents posted $500,000 bail. No word yet on when he is due back in court.