Brooklyn Hate Crime

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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.