Millman Condemns Local Hate Crime

March 10, 2010
Brooklyn – 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.”