New York deploying more investigators, money to combat hate crimes
New York state is deploying additional staff to the Joint Terrorism Task Force in the wake up of a rise in hate and bias incidents.
Gov. Kathy Hochul also announced that she has directed an additional $2.5 million to New York State Police to deploy 10 additional investigators in cities across the state, including Albany.
The governor will do everything in her power to fight back against the rise in incidents after the Hamas terror attacks in Israel, she said.
There has been a rise in hate incidents, including a rise in antisemitic and Islamophobic incidents.
“It’s painful to me as the Governor of this great state, that has been known for its diversity, and how we celebrate different cultures, different religions, different viewpoints, it’s painful to see the cruelty with which New Yorkers are treating each other. Everywhere from college campuses, to our streets, to schools, to playgrounds; even as they’re entering their houses of worship,” she said in a statement.
She is making $75 million available, including $50 million for local law enforcement and $25 million in security grants.
“If anyone thinks that they can get away with spreading hate and harming other New Yorkers and violating the law, you will be caught,” she said in a statement.