SPLC reports 40 incidents of 'hateful harassment' in New York since election
Nov 23, 2016 12:03 am
Dylan Stableford reports in Yahoo News that the Southern Poverty Law Center reports 40 incidents of “hateful harassment” in New York State and more than 700 nationwide since election day. On Nov. 22, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference with Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren to denounce recent hate crimes in Rochester and across the state. Since the election, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has created a special police unit to address the issue. “The ugly political discourse of the election did not end on Election Day,” Cuomo said on Nov. 20 at a church in Harlem. “In many ways, it has gotten worse.” On Nov. 15 New York opened a telephone hotline, (888) 392-3644, for New Yorkers to report incidents of bias and discrimination across the state. Since then, 400 New Yorkers with something to report called (888) 392-3644 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Read the full story in Yahoo News.