Elected Officials Stand Up Against Threats

Community activists and local elected official take a stand against politically motivated violence.  Among those at the press conference were (l to r) Rabbi David Niederman of United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg and North Brooklyn, NYC Council Member Sandy Nurse, U.S. Representative Nydia Velázquez, and NYS Assembly Member Maritza Davila

On the morning of October 29, in Bushwick, several cars were vandalized and the message, “Kill elected officials” was spray painted on a brick building nearby the vandalism.  This event happened within 24-hours of the attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, in which the attacker’s primary goal was to severely injure Speaker Pelosi.

On Tuesday, November 1 at 9 a.m., a press conference was held on the corner of Willoughby and Wyckoff Avenues to address the issue of politically motivated threats and acts of violence.  U.S. Representative Nydia Velázquez, speaks out.

On Tuesday, November 1 at 9 a.m., a press conference was held on the corner of Willoughby and Wyckoff Avenues to address the issue of politically motivated threats and acts of violence.  U.S. Representative Nydia Velázquez, NYS Assembly Members Maritza Davila and Emily Gallagher, Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso, and NYC Council Members Jennifer Gutiérrez and Sandy Nurse gave their support to the press conference, in addition to El Puente, Southiside United HDFC–Los Sures, St. Nicks Alliance, and United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg and North Brooklyn.

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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