Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Two More Elected Officials Issue Statements Regarding Luquer Street Hate Crime


Yesterday, both Borough President Marty Markowitz and the 76th Precinct issued statements regarding the vicious attach on a young 22-year old man by five thugs on Luquer Street near Hamilton Avenue.

Below are two more statements issued by our local elected officials.

Statement from State Senator Squadron:
“My thoughts are with the victim of the brutal assault yesterday in Carroll Gardens, another reminder that lack of tolerance for LGBT individuals is sadly still with us. All violence should be prosecuted, regardless of motivation, but this bias-motivated attack is particularly vicious for the fear it is intended to inspire. I know that law enforcement officials and the Brooklyn District Attorney are pursuing those responsible for the attack, and I will continue to stand with them and my colleagues in government to make our community safe for all residents.”

Statement From Assemblywoman Joan Millman:
Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman strongly condemns the actions of five individuals reported to have committed a hate crime in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 2, 2010, near the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and Luquer Street. “I am outraged to hear of this hateful verbal and physical attack that took place in my Assembly District, and I extend my deepest sympathies to the victim,” stated Millman. “I am confident that the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Unit will investigate this assault to the fullest of its abilities. Any person with information about this crime is urged to contact the NYPD’s 76th Precinct Detective Squad directly at 718-834-3221.” Assemblywoman Millman continued, “Hate crimes are not tolerated in our society, and thanks to the recent inclusion of sexual orientation in federal hate crime law, the perpetrators of this assault will face harsher penalties. Though the five attackers were motivated by hate, I know that this community respects each other, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, gender, national origin or disability.”

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