11/12/08

LI Hispanic Bar Association: Unite Against Hate in Suffolk County

The Long Island Hispanic Bar Association issued issued the following statement in response to the murder of Marcelo Lucero:

The Long Island Hispanic Bar Association (LIHBA) expresses it deepest sympathy to the family of Marcello Lucero. The vicious and reprehensible attack on Mr. Lucero, simply because he was Hispanic, should outrage everyone.

Sadly, over the past few years, the tenor across Suffolk County as it relates to race, in particular Hispanics, has been very troubling. There have been many inflammatory and derogatory comments made on both sides with no progress to show for it. While we were all hopeful that the election of the New President of United States heralded in a new era in race relations, passion and prejudice still runs deep. It is now time to put an end to this ugly period in Suffolk County’s history and come together as one community. Together, let’s stand as Long Islanders and say "Enough."

Long Island Hispanic Bar Association
P.O. Box 8003
Miller Place, New York 11764
(631) 741-8505
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