Democratic Queens Councilman James Gennaro joined religious leaders Thursday to call for a thorough investigation into the theft of a sacred statue from the San Lorenzo Ruiz Spiritual Center in Jamaica.
Queens Leaders Denounce Vandalism of Religious Statue
The bronze sculpture depicted the first Filipino Catholic martyr -- for whom the center is named.
Officials with the NYPD Hate Crime Unit said vandals somehow chopped off the statue at the ankles Monday and stole the top half.
Call off the Hate Crime Unit because I think I can solve this one. It was a bronze statue. It's being melted down right now along with the bells from St. Mary's, St. Saviour's and St. John's. This has been going on for decades and is currently at an epidemic level. So let's knock off the ethnic pandering hate crime B.S. already. Thank you.