Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Investigate Anti-Semitic Incident in Brooklyn

Posted to Applied Web NY on Mon, 01/06/2020 - 10:25

"I am completely disgusted by yet another incident of bias that occurred in Brooklyn on Saturday night, when a man on a bicycle yelled anti-Semitic slurs at a member of our Jewish community.

"As upwards of 25,000 New Yorkers showed during yesterday's solidarity march, these cowards who spew hate and division do not represent the majority of New Yorkers. When you attack one of us, you attack all of us, and we will remain united during these deeply troubling times and continue to show our love and support of the Jewish community.

"I am directing the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to assist the NYPD in their investigation of this crime to ensure the man responsible is held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. Racism and anti-Semitism aren't just repugnant to New York values — it's also anti-American and illegal, and we will stand up and fight it every time we see it."

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