LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis and Vice Chair to the Metro board,  released the following statement after learning of two reported hate crimes committed against two individuals riding on Metro.

“I am appalled by the recent attacks of a 70-year-old woman on a bus in Eagle Rock, who was called anti-Asian racial slurs while being assaulted despite her Mexican-American identity, and a 39-year-old man who was physically assaulted and verbally attacked with homophobic and racial slurs in the East Hollywood area. Hate crimes continue to be on the rise in Los Angeles County and around the nation. I encourage those who have experienced or witnessed any act of hate to report through the 211 hotline or the website https://211la.org/la-vs-hate. As Chair of the Board of Supervisors and Vice Chair of Metro, I am committed to ensuring survivors of hate receive the resources they need to recover and heal.”

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CONTACT:

Kimberly Ortega, Acting Communications Director, (213) 361-6435 or KOrtega@bos.lacounty.gov

Stephany Villaseñor, Communications Deputy, (213) 308-9017 or SVillasenor@bos.lacounty.gov