Governor Cuomo Directs New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Assist in Investigation into Anti-Semitic Attack in Williamsburg
"I am appalled and disgusted by the apparent attack on a Jewish man in religious attire in Williamsburg. This abhorrent act of hate-fueled violence is deeply disturbing, especially in the wake of a reported spike in hate crimes and anti-Semitic incidents over the past year.
"In New York, we have zero tolerance for such abhorrent acts of anti-Semitism. Crimes like this are not just wrong - they are illegal. I have directed the New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to provide the NYPD with any resources needed to assist in the investigation to ensure those responsible are held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.
"We will always stand with the Jewish community against anti-Semitism in all its forms. There is no place for hate in our State, and we must continue to stand united against the cancer of division and hate spreading across our nation."