Garodnick Stands Up Against Hate Crimes on National Night Out
On the National Night Out Against Crime, Council Member Garodnick spent part of the evening in his district, and part of it in Port Richmond, Staten Island, to support Council Member Debi Rose, Speaker Christine Quinn, community and religious leaders and local advocates as they laid out an aggressive plan of action to respond to a string of hate crimes there.
"When the safety of our community and the pride in our diversity are challenged by those who would use violence and intimidation, it is a challenge to us all. And we will not back down from it," Council Member Garodnick said.
"The decency of New Yorkers runs much deeper than the hate of the few who persist in these attacks. We will summon every ounce of energy and courage from the community, and use every tool at our disposal, to stand up to vicious acts of hatred in New York City."