Statement From Council Member Vincent J. Gentile On Hate Incident In Bay Ridge

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
OFFICE OF COUNCIL MEMBER VINCENT GENTILE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December4, 2016

STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL MEMBER VINCENT J. GENTILE ON HATE INCIDENT IN BAY RIDGE

"Bay Ridge is extremely proud to call NYPD Officer Aml Elsokary one of our own. Two years ago, Officer Elsokary personified courage when she saved a grandmother and baby from a perilous fire. Last night this man personified cowardice when he attacked Officer Elsokary and her 16-year-old son. I have zero tolerance for this ugly type of behavior and have faith in the NYPD Hate Crimes Unit to track down and arrest this coward. While the current political climate seems to have given false permission to unveil racist and vile comments, be it known that this great City, the melting pot of the world, will not fall victim to this disgusting behavior."