Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Community meeting in Port Richmond

At a community meeting in Port Richmond last night local officials called for unity, announced a ten point plan to battle bias attacks, and implored leaders not to 'fight semantics' about the nature of the crimes.

Council Speaker Christine Quinn joined North Shore Councilwoman Debi Rose, Borough President Jim Molinaro and other civic and social leaders to denounce to recent attacks and announce a definitive plan of action that would go into effect immediately.

The plan calls for education through ads and schools, in addition to working with local groups in outreach, and providing a venue for immigrant victims to come public when they are attacked.

A representative from Al Sharpton's National Action Network was on hand to pledge the group's support and ask Councilwoman Rose to join the 'I AM Staten Island' coalition.

Though he attended, the Borough President, it seems, is still on the fence.

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