NYS police to step up patrols for possible hate crime targets

The New York State Police are stepping up their surveillance of potential hate crime targets after a foiled attack on Big Apple synagogues and a deadly mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Sunday.

“I have directed the New York State Police to increase surveillance and support for communities who are potential targets of hate crimes,” Hochul said in a statement.

“Here in New York, we will not tolerate violence or bigotry against any community,” the governor said. “We stand united against hatred – today and every day.”

The announcement follows Saturday’s horrific shooting at Club Q, a Colorado Springs gay club, that killed five guests and wounded 18 others.

Closer to home, the NYPD and FBI on Friday foiled a conspiracy to attack New York synagogues — with two men in the case now in custody.

Hochul said state police also played a role in the arrests.

New York State Police Officers.
State police will increase patrols of potential hate crime targets in the state.
Governor Kathy Hochul.
Gov. Kathy Hochul said two recent hate crime arrests prompted her to direct state police to increase security at potential hate crime targets in the Empire State.
Shooting at a gay club in Colorado Springs.
The deadly mass shooting at a Colorado Springs gay club on Saturday has put state police in the Empire State on high alert, Gov. Kathy Hochul said.

Earlier this month, the governor also announced a $96 million tax injection to increase security at community-based locations that are potential targets of hate crimes.

In a statement, Acting State Police Superintendent Steven Nigrelli said his agency will continue to work with local, state and federal agencies in the increased effort.

https://nypost.com/2022/11/20/nys-police-to-beef-up-patrols-of-possible-hate-crime-targets/ NYS police to step up patrols for possible hate crime targets


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