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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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Velázquez on Racist Graffiti, Vandalism in Cypress Hills Cemetery

Velázquez on Racist Graffiti, Vandalism in Cypress Hills Cemetery
August 16, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding reports of racist vandalism in Cypress Hills Cemetery:

            “That anyone would desecrate graves is beyond reprehensible.  The fact that this vandalism was biased-base makes this crime even more outrageous.  

            “Acts of hate never have any place in our city or our nation.  However, coming so closely after the events of Charlottesville, these crimes are particularly painful and disturbing.  All of us must speak with one voice in condemning bigotry of any kind.  

“I encourage the NYPD to swiftly pursue the perpetrators and ask any member of the community with knowledge of these events to contact the police tip line.”

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