Cindy Rodriguez is the Urban Policy reporter for New York Public Radio.
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.