Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Officials continue to investigate Bushwick hate crime

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn [D-Chelsea] joined Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, members of the New York Police Department's Hate Crimes Task Force and others distributed flyers to strap hangers at the Myrtle Avenue subway station earlier this morning in connection with the bias attack that has left Mario Vega hospitalized with serious brain injuries.

The NYPD continues to offer a $12,000 reward for information that could potentially lead to the arrest of the three men who attacked Vega late last month near his Bushwick home.



City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, left, and Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, second from right, talk with strap hangers at the Myrtle Avenue subway station earlier this morning about the bias attack that has left Mexican immigrant Mario Vega hospitalized with serious brain injuries. (Photo courtesy of Shirley Limongi.)