Councilmember Pinto Speaks Out Against Hate Crimes

Posted by
Emmanuel Brantley
November 11, 2020

Councilmember Pinto Speaks Out Against Hate Crimes: This week, Councilmember Pinto spoke with news outlet Local DVM about the recent assault on the owner of the Valley Brook Tea Shop in Dupont Circle. During the conversation, the Councilmember condemned the attack and spoke about the importance of our community “speaking up and being on the same page”. To see the interview, click here.

In a separate statement to WUSA9, Councilmember Pinto wrote, “We cannot sit idly by and let these attacks become even more commonplace or sustain a culture in which individuals [can] assault someone on account of their ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, or other identity."

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