May 30, 2019
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Assist in Investigation of Anti-Semitic Note at the Jewish Children's Museum in Brooklyn

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"I am disgusted by the anti-Semitic message scrawled in front of the Jewish Children's Museum in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. We have zero tolerance for anti-Semitism, discrimination or hate of any kind in New York, and no person should ever feel threatened because of their religious beliefs. 

 

"I have visited this great museum, built in honor of Ari Halberstam who was tragically killed in an anti-Semitic terror attack on the Brooklyn Bridge, after it received threats in the past. It's all more distressing for this institution built to bring together children of all faiths and backgrounds to foster tolerance to be targeted. 

 

"In the wake of a rise in anti-Semitic and other hate crimes in our nation, it is more important than ever that we stand united to condemn these despicable acts of violence and root out hate in all its forms.

 

"To ensure those responsible for this heinous act are held accountable to the fullest extent of the law, I am directing the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to immediately provide the NYPD with any resources needed to assist in the investigation of this incident. Now and always, there is no place for hate in our state."

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