Governor Cuomo Directs State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to Offer Assistance in Investigation of Anti-Semitic Graffiti in Bay Ridge
“I am disgusted to learn that a swastika was spray-painted on a tree in Bay Ridge, and I thank the members of the local community for doing all of us a service and removing it from sight.
“These ignorant anti-Semitic hate crimes against our Jewish brothers and sisters are an attack on all New Yorkers. We will not tolerate them, and I want perpetrators to know that the more you try to divide us and spread hate, the more New Yorkers will come together and stand up for one another against the hate that you are trying to fuel.
“I am directing the State Police hate crimes task force to provide their assistance to the local authorities who are investigating this incident.”