A tense confrontation erupted during a community meeting in New York City (NYC) involving City Council member Crystal Hudson and local residents discussing concerns about a migrant shelter in the area. A video posted on X by independent photographer Viral News NYC captured the heated exchange between the two parties.

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The video begins with Hudson addressing the crowd about an issue before briefly mentioning a recent stabbing incident near the Clinton Hill migrant shelter. The councilwoman’s remarks were met with residents shouting and using rattles to express their discontent.

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Amid the commotion, a male resident confronted Hudson, accusing her of avoiding the issue and expressing concern about the safety of housing 3,200 single men in the city. The exchange grew more intense as other residents joined in, emphasizing their belief that the situation was unsafe.

The tension stems from a recent violent incident outside the Clinton Hill migrant shelter, where a 20-year-old man was stabbed following a verbal dispute with another individual. The NYPD responded to the altercation and subsequently arrested a 25-year-old resident of the shelter in connection with the stabbing, which was reportedly related to a moped.

In addition to safety concerns, local residents have cited issues such as excessive trash, loitering, and an increase in homelessness near the shelter due to the expiration of the migrants’ 30-day stay. These grievances prompted residents to hold a press conference advocating for a reduction in the number of migrants at the shelter and improved resource allocation to address the surrounding conditions.

Concerns surrounding the shelter’s management have been ongoing, with City Council member Crystal Hudson expressing frustration in a letter to Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams, citing a lack of support from federal and state officials and emphasizing the challenging circumstances faced by both migrants and residents.

The clash at the community meeting reflects the growing unease among Brooklyn residents regarding the migrant shelter and its impact on the local community, underscoring the need for a comprehensive response to address the concerns raised by concerned citizens.

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