2017-05-03 / Features

Gianaris Denounces Homophobic ‘Obama’ Hate Graffiti


Hate graffiti located on 23rd Street, between 28th and 29th Avenues, with nearly the exact hateful messages discovered at the district offices of State Senator Michael Gianaris, Assembly Member Aravella Simotas and Council Member Costa Constantinides, three weeks in a row. Hate graffiti located on 23rd Street, between 28th and 29th Avenues, with nearly the exact hateful messages discovered at the district offices of State Senator Michael Gianaris, Assembly Member Aravella Simotas and Council Member Costa Constantinides, three weeks in a row. State Senator Michael Gianaris released the following statement condemning hate graffiti located on 23rd Street, between 28th and 29th Avenues.

Senator Gianaris said, “These brazen acts of hate are not tolerated in our community and will be met with a swift and aggressive response. It is critical that this hoodlum be brought to justice and taken off our streets as quickly as possible before more of our neighbors are affected. I will continue to work with the NYPD to make that happen.”

Gianaris, Assembly Member Aravella Simotas and Council Member Costa Constantinides were recently victims of these same attacks when the nearly exact hateful messages were discovered on the building of their district offices three weeks in a row.

The suspected perpetrator involved in the aforementioned graffiti on Senator Gianaris’ office building is believed to be a white or light-skinned Hispanic male, 30- 40 years old, who is left-handed. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

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