Supervisor Mark Farrell’s statement on the assault and possible hate crime committed against a Latina woman at Fort Mason’s Great Meadow yesterday.

“Hate, discrimination, and violence are not welcome and will never be tolerated in San Francisco. San Francisco is known across the world as a place that accepts people for who they are regardless of their religion, ethnicity, or sexual identity.”

“With hate crimes unfortunately on the rise across the country, we must recommit as a city and country to fight against hate, discrimination, and violence anywhere it may rear its ugly head. Hate and discrimination fester and grow when we do not address and challenge it. We must never sit idly by when members of our community are targeted because of their ethnicity, or color of their skin.”

“Thankfully, the San Francisco Police Department has the suspect who may have committed this hate crime in custody and are currently investigating the alleged crime further. If it is indeed found to be a hate crime, I urge the full penalty for the individual who committed this disgusting act.”

“I stand ready to fight with our community against hate, discrimination, and violence and ask our residents across San Francisco do the same.”