Jan 06 2012

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Molotov Man Admits Hate Crime

PRESS RELEASE: The following is a statement from Council Member Leroy Comrie on the arrest of Ray Lazier Lengend, who has been charged with a hate crime after confessing to throwing five molotov cocktails at various businesses and religious institutions.

“I am pleased to see that swift action was taken to find and arrest the alleged perpetrator. Hate crimes have no place in our society and will not be tolerated.

I would also like to thank the NYPD for their work in this investigation, specifically Detective Charles LoPresti, Detective Rick Johnson and Lt. Sal Salerno, for determining the car which was used and the entire Department for their quick action to inform and protect other houses of worship to prevent copycat actions.

With the help of a video camera outside of one of the sites that was attacked, law enforcement officials were able to create a composite sketch of the assailant and quickly send it out to the public. Subsequently, the suspect was apprehended. I encourage the community to continue to be vigilant and alert authorities whenever crimes are committed. Only by working together can we improve safety for our community’s residents.”



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