Albany Community Center vandalized with hate speech

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Officials from the Grand Street Community Arts, Inc Community Center said their building was vandalized on Friday with hate speech.

“Hate has no place in our community and this community will not stand for any such hate. We must unite and show those who continue to spew hate that we will not be divided.” – Ta-Sean C. Murdock, Executive Director.

Albany Police released a statement on Saturday evening, claiming that:

“Through the investigation, detectives have learned that an unknown black female suspect damaged the building sometime Friday afternoon.”

Executive Director Murdock made a statement on Saturday at 1 p.m. and a call to action will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. for a cleanup day on Grand Street.

“We all may not agree on everything and that’s all well in good but stuff like this hate speech in our community, it’s just inappropriate. It’s not fair to the people that live here. You know we just saw a child looking out the window and they had to wake up to this. Their parents now have to answer questions as to why they can see hate speech on the building across from them. So it’s just inappropriate and it’s unfair,” said Murdock.

At this time the investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the Albany Police Detective Division at 518-462-0839.

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