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U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke Denounces Crimes of Hate In Brooklyn Community

Today, U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the recent hateful string of vandalism that took place where several cars were torched and hateful graffiti was found spread throughout neighborhoods in Brooklyn. 

“I am deeply saddened and concerned to hear that hateful acts of crime were committed over the weekend.  I stand united with the people of good will in denouncing and decrying these heinous acts of hate. It is clear that these hateful messages are meant to bring fear and division among our community…it will not be tolerated.

“Brooklyn, the largest borough in New York City, is known for its spirit of unity and community.  For years, we have lived and worked alongside each other—putting aside our differences and embracing our similarities.

“The 11th Congressional District of New York is one of the most diverse districts in the nation and I will boldly and proudly celebrate this ‘gorgeous mosaic’ wherever I go. Regardless of our race, culture, or religion, our strength is found in our ability to come together in good times and bad times.

“Unfortunately this is not the first time, that our community has experienced such public expressions of hate.  As a community, I encourage all of us to renew our commitment to standing against such terrible acts of crime and know that I will continue to oppose racism and intolerance whenever, and wherever, it arises.”