June 6, 2019
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Directs Hate Crimes Task Force to Assist in Investigation of Anti-Semitic Graffiti on Mailbox in Bay Ridge

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"I am disgusted to learn of yet another disturbing incident of anti-Semitism in our State, this time with the words "Kill All Jews," "Israel" and "Mario Cuomo" written on a mailbox in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Hate speech and threatening language has no place in our state, and the mailbox was immediately replaced with a new one after the graffiti was reported.

 

"Enough is enough. We are reaching our breaking point and these despicable acts of violence must stop. We will not back down in this fight against intolerance and bigotry, and we will continue to stand up to those individuals who spew hateful language and attempt to spread fear across our state.

 

"As New Yorkers and as a nation, we must denounce anti-Semitism and hate in all its forms. I am directing the New York State Police Hate Crimes unit to assist the NYPD in the investigation into this incident and to provide all resources necessary to hold accountable those responsible.

 

"In the face of these ongoing incidents that are ripping at the fabric of our State, we will do everything in our power to ensure the continued safety and equal treatment of all New Yorkers."

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