Golden Criticizes Formation Of City Panel To Consider Removal Of “symbols Of Hate” Citywide – The Brooklyn Home Reporter
Golden criticizes formation of city panel to consider removal of “symbols of hate” citywide – The Brooklyn Home Reporter
Following a statement by Mayor Bill de Blasio promising to form a panel tasked with reviewing and potentially removing “symbols of hate” on city property, State Senator Martin Golden has denounced the plan as “divisive and counterproductive.”
De Blasio first brought up the idea of the panel on Twitter on August 16, following a rally surrounding the removal of Confederate statues in Charlottesville, Virginia that turned violent on August 12, resulting in three deaths.
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