Fernando Mateo, left, the president of Hispanics Across America, and attorney Kevin Faga announce in New York on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, that the estate of an Ecuadorean immigrant killed in a 2008 confrontation with a mob of teens in in Patchogue, Long Island has filed a $40 million federal civil rights lawsuit. Hate crimes reported last year by police agencies nationwide were down by 15 percent compared to 2008 and hit their lowest point in 15 years, the FBI said Monday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Photo by: Seth Wenig

Fernando Mateo, left, the president of Hispanics Across America, and attorney Kevin Faga announce in New York on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, that the estate of an Ecuadorean immigrant killed in a 2008 confrontation with a mob of teens in in Patchogue, Long Island has filed a $40 million federal civil rights lawsuit. Hate crimes reported last year by police agencies nationwide were down by 15 percent compared to 2008 and hit their lowest point in 15 years, the FBI said Monday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)