In a joint statement, U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida and Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey B. Veltri of the FBI’s Miami Field Office express their unwavering commitment to combat hate crimes and potential threats. Both agencies are dedicated to protecting the safety and civil rights of all individuals in South Florida. They condemn acts of hate, terrorism, and threats against any community, emphasizing that no justification exists for such actions. The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI are actively working together to share information, identify potential threats, and disrupt them. They urge the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.
Joint Statements Reinforcing Commitment to Combat Hate Crimes and Potential Threats
U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe & Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey B. Veltri Reaffirm Commitment
In a joint statement, U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida and Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey B. Veltri of the FBI’s Miami Field Office reaffirm their commitment to combat hate crimes and potential threats in South Florida. They emphasize that their primary focus is on protecting the safety and civil rights of every individual in the region. They condemn acts of hate and terrorism, emphasizing that there is no justification for such actions. They express their grief for those affected by acts of terror and assure that the necessary legal authority will be utilized to bring the perpetrators of hate crimes to justice.
Protection of Safety and Civil Rights in South Florida
U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe and Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey B. Veltri underline their dedication to ensure the protection of safety and civil rights in South Florida. They recognize the importance of creating a safe environment for every individual residing in the vibrant and diverse communities of South Florida. They stress that hate, evil acts, and threats against any religious or cultural group have no place in these communities or anywhere around the globe. They aim to provide equal protection and uphold the rights of everyone, irrespective of their background.
No Place for Hate in South Florida Communities
Lapointe and Veltri firmly assert that hate has no place in the communities of South Florida. They emphasize the importance of fostering a harmonious and inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive without fear of discrimination or violence. They call upon the collective efforts of law enforcement agencies, government organizations, community leaders, and residents to combat hate and ensure that every person feels safe and secure in their surroundings.
Grief for Those Affected by Acts of Terror
Expressing their heartfelt condolences, Lapointe and Veltri extend their sympathies to those who have been affected by acts of terror. They acknowledge the pain and suffering experienced by individuals and communities targeted by hate crimes. Recognizing the immense loss and trauma caused by such acts, they stand in solidarity with the victims and their families. They emphasize the importance of supporting and assisting those impacted by offering resources and services to help them recover and rebuild their lives.
Legal Authority to Bring Perpetrators of Hate Crimes to Justice
Highlighting the commitment of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI, Lapointe and Veltri emphasize their legal authority to bring the perpetrators of hate crimes to justice. They state that every effort will be made to hold accountable those who perpetrate illegal acts of hate. They assure the public that law enforcement agencies will utilize all available resources, investigate hate crimes rigorously, and ensure that the perpetrators are brought before the court to face the consequences of their actions.
FBI Miami’s Efforts to Share Information
Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey B. Veltri highlights the efforts of the FBI’s Miami Field Office to collaborate and share information with law enforcement partners in South Florida. Recognizing the importance of a coordinated approach, Veltri states that the FBI is actively working with local agencies to identify and disrupt any potential threats that may arise. By sharing information and leveraging the expertise of various agencies, the goal is to enhance the ability to prevent and respond to hate crimes effectively.
Identifying and Disrupting Potential Threats
Lapointe and Veltri stress the importance of vigilance and the need to identify and disrupt potential threats. They encourage the community to remain alert and report any suspicious activities or behaviors to law enforcement authorities. They emphasize that even small details or seemingly insignificant information can play a vital role in preventing incidents of hate crimes. By promptly reporting concerns, the community can contribute to ensuring their own safety and that of others.
Vigilance and Reporting Suspicious Activity
In addition to identifying potential threats, Lapointe and Veltri underscore the importance of maintaining vigilance within the community. They urge individuals to be observant of their surroundings, noting any unusual or suspicious activities. They emphasize that proactive reporting of such activities is critical in preventing hate crimes. They assure the public that any tips or leads received will be diligently investigated to ascertain their credibility.
Encouraging Reporting of Suspected Hate Crimes
Lapointe and Veltri strongly encourage the community to report all suspected hate crimes to the FBI. They provide the contact information for reporting such incidents, including the FBI’s hotline number, 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), and the tips.fbi.gov website. They assure individuals that their reports will be taken seriously, thoroughly investigated, and necessary action will be pursued to address the situation and protect the rights of the victims.
Contact Information and Conclusion
In conclusion, Lapointe and Veltri emphasize the importance of collaboration between law enforcement agencies, community members, and government organizations in combating hate crimes. They provide the contact information for the U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Florida and urge individuals to reach out for assistance or to report any relevant information. They express their commitment to ensuring the safety, well-being, and civil rights of every individual in South Florida, and call upon the community to unite against hate and create a more inclusive and secure environment for all.