Burlington Mayor Issues Statement Following Hate Crimes in the City
Burlington Mayor, Marianne Meed Ward, has issued a statement following a number of hate crimes that have occurred in the city.
The hate crimes, according to the statement, took place on May 21, 23, 26, and 30, and on June 1 and 2.
And earlier today, Halton Police issued a media release pertaining to these crimes.
The crimes, as noted by Meed Ward, were related to individuals displaying hate-motivated and anti-Semitic messages at six locations in the city.
One of the locations was the front doors of Burlington City Hall.
Meed Ward is reminding people that these types of crimes have no place in Burlington.
“On behalf of the City of Burlington and Burlington city council, I join Halton Police in condemning all incidents where this type of despicable behavior takes place,” Meed Ward said in a statement. “Hate absolutely has no place anywhere in our city. Burlington is a place that embraces and celebrates diversity, acceptance and respect.”
Meed Ward also thanked Halton Police for looking into the incidents.
“I want to thank Halton Police for looking into all of these incidences and I urge everyone in Burlington to contact our police service, and Crime Stoppers of Halton at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca, if they have any information or know who may be behind these appalling and evil acts of race-based hatred,” Meed Ward said.
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