Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

Representing the 2nd District of New Hampshire
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Kuster Statement on Alleged Racial Attack in Claremont

Sep 12, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement on the ongoing investigation into an alleged racially motivated attack in Claremont, NH:

"Like many others, I've been outraged and sickened by the chilling images on social media and in the news of a young boy whose neck has been gouged by a rope. No parent can look at this photo without feeling a pit in their stomach. The reports that this was potentially a race-based act of violence underscores the need to gain a full understanding of what happened. I'm encouraged that Governor Sununu is offering the resources of the Attorney General's office to the Claremont Police Department to assist in the investigation of this matter. We must be vigilant in always combating hate and intolerance wherever it appears. New Hampshire communities must be safe and healthy environments for all our citizens."