NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York state will defend minorities towards an uptick in hate crimes and anti-Semitism.
The Democratic governor stated Thursday that he needs lawmakers to approve $25 million to assist spiritual faculties rent safety and set up cameras and alarms to stop vandalism and different crimes.
“There isn’t any doubt that there was an explosion within the variety of hate crimes,” he stated.
Cuomo stated a particular regulation enforcement process pressure will examine any hate crimes and assist to “chase down” these accountable.
The state can also be establishing a $5,000 reward for info resulting in hate crime convictions.
Cuomo appeared with Jewish, Muslim and Christian religion leaders to debate efforts to battle what he calls “cowardly, anti-American and anti-New York” acts.
He stated he’s involved by a rise in hate crimes across the nation, together with current vandalism of a Jewish cemetery in suburban St. Louis.
As WCBS 880’s Mike Smeltz reported, the governor stated he didn’t need to make the difficulty political, however did say there’s a connection between what occurred in the course of the presidential marketing campaign and the rise of hate crimes in New York.
“I feel it’s plain however that the political tone from final yr has created excessive views,” he stated.
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