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Gov. Cuomo Announces Tools To Combat Hate Crimes

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced actions intended to protect civil rights and combat hate crimes in New York.

Speaking at a Harlem church on Sunday morning, Governor Cuomo condemned racially biased attacks and hate crimes in New York and across the country that have been reported since election day.

“I wish I could say that our beautiful state of New York was immune to this poison, but it’s not,” said Cuomo.

Cuomo announced the creation of a State Police Hate Crime Unit, expansion of New York’s Human Rights Law to protect all students, and the creation of an emergency legal defense fund for immigrants, regardless of status.

Lucas Willard is a news reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011. He produces and hosts The Best of Our Knowledge and WAMC Listening Party.
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