Governor Cuomo Directs New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Investigate Noose Found in Harlem
"I am disgusted by the recent discovery of a noose - the epitome of hatred and an evil icon of our nation's racist past - in Harlem's Marcus Garvey Park.
"I am directing the New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to investigate this immoral and illegal act.
"New York is no place for hate, and the progress we've made as a society will not be undone by the work of a few cowards. We will continue to stand united and condemn hateful acts that target and threaten people because of their race, religion or sexual orientation."