August 19, 2019
Albany, NY

ICYMI: Governor Cuomo's CNN Op-Ed: Mass Hate Shootings Should Be Treated as Domestic Terrorism

TOP ICYMI: Governor Cuomo's CNN Op-Ed: Mass...

Cuomo: "It's clear our country is plagued by the toxic cocktail of guns and hate. And while the federal government refuses to address this violence, New York is stepping up with a proposal to call these hateful acts exactly what they are - domestic terrorism."

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Yesterday, CNN.com published an op-ed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on the growing scourge of hate-fueled mass shootings and calling for a new law that would name these acts as domestic terrorism. Partial text of the op-ed is available below and the full op-ed can be viewed online here.

 

Two weeks ago, a gunman killed 22 people in El Paso, Texas, in what he later told authorities was a targeted attack against Mexicans, according to the arrest affidavit. This tragedy is the latest incident of hate-fueled violence; it's clear our country is plagued by the toxic cocktail of guns and hate. And while the federal government refuses to address this violence, New York is stepping up with a proposal to call these hateful acts exactly what they are -- domestic terrorism.

 

Hate is nothing new in America. Our country bears the scars of the KKK, the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, and the Porvenir Massacre in 1918, which led to the execution of 15 Mexicans -- just to name a few. Many of us thought these incidents were long in the past, but this hate remains a part of our reality today.

 

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