February 25, 2019
Albany, NY

Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on New Swastikas Found in Brooklyn Playground

TOP Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on New...

 

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"Swastikas and other disgusting anti-Semitic messages have been found in a Brooklyn playground, days after similarly heinous graffiti was discovered in a school yard in Queens. Let me be very clear: in New York, we have zero tolerance for anti-Semitism and hate of any kind, and no student should ever feel discriminated against or threatened because of their religion or ethnic origin. 

 

"To that end, I am directing the New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to provide assistance to the NYPD in the investigation into this despicable act as well as the anti-Semitic graffiti in Queens. New York is a beacon of tolerance and hope, and we will do everything in our power to make sure the perpetrators of these vile acts are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

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