The Village Board remains outraged by the assault against one of our juvenile residents last weekend. We fully support the charges filed against Ms. Stephanie Rapkin containing a hate crime enhancer. We commend the District Attorney for acknowledging the true and ugly nature of Ms. Rapkin’s hateful behavior.
There is no excuse for this violent behavior and Ms. Rapkin must be held accountable. We stand in solidarity with the victim and his family. Furthermore, the Village Board pledges to work hard to support all people of color within our community who expect to work and live in a safe environment.
Hate has no home here.
You can read the official press release here.