Kenney releases statement on alleged hate crime in South Philly

Mayor Kenney released the following statement on an alleged hate crime that took place in South Philadelphia on Thursday evening. 

"It is difficult to express the full extent of the devastation and anger I felt upon learning of this hate crime. To the victim, you have my sincerest apologies, both as the mayor of this city and as someone who resided in South Philadelphia for most of my life. I will do everything I can to ensure that neither you nor any other Philadelphian feels unsafe because of who they love. 

To the people who committed this crime, we will do everything we can to see you face justice. Your actions have no place in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. Now more than ever we must be focused finding unity and common ground with our fellow Philadelphians, not letting hate divide us."

According to reports, a gay man reported being attacked on his walk home from the subway. 

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