Cindy Rodriguez is the Urban Policy reporter for New York Public Radio.
Brooklyn Hate Crime
Police and elected officials are looking for leads in the brutal attack that left an Ecuadorean immigrant brain dead
Thursday, December 11, 2008
New York, NY —
Council speaker Christine Quinn helped hand out flyers this morning at a subway station in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
The flyer shows a picture of a young African-American male. The suspect along with several others, allegedly beat 31 year old Jose Sucuzhanay with a baseball bat.
Police say the attackers made anti-gay and anti-Hispanic remarks, and they're investigating the incident as a hate crime.
Quinn says the crime requires a strong response.
QUINN: It's an unthinkable amount of violence. It's an unacceptable amount of hatred. We're just not going to allow something like that to go unchecked.
REPORTER: Police are offering a $22-thousand reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.