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NY Gov. Condemns Latest In String Of Antisemitic Attacks

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

State leaders are condemning the latest in a string of antisemitic attacks in New York City.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he directed a state hate crimes task force to investigate the assault this week of an Orthodox Jewish man on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Police arrested a Miami, Florida, man in the attack. They accused him of assaulting the 65-year-old man as he was checking his cellphone. The attack came less than two weeks after a deadly shooting rampage at a New Jersey kosher market. Authorities have said that attack was driven by hatred of Jews and law enforcement.  

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Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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