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BP Adams Statement on Hate Crime Attack Against Jussie Smollett

Jan 30, 2019 - Targeted News Service

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams issued the following statement:

"I am disgusted by the heinous attack on actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago yesterday morning. I applaud the Chicago Police Department for rightly treating this incident as a hate crime, because it clearly was just that. This was a lynching, a targeted attack fueled by homophobia and racism.

"Nobody should fear for their life just by walking down an American street, but that is a reality for so many.

"It is ...