Parishioner removed from Sunset Park church during visit from Hochul after criticizing gov’s choice for top judge


The New York City Police Department removed a parishioner from a Sunset Park church on Sunday when she stood up to speak out against Governor Kathy Hochul’s nominee for chief judge in the state’s Court of Appeals.

Video of the incident shows housing advocate and Trinity Lutheran Church parishioner Genesis Aqunio standing up to address the governor as she advocated for Justice Hector LaSalle, her choice to lead the state’s top court, on Jan. 15 — a day before Martin Luther King Jr. Day.