Suffolk County Officials Urge All To Speak Out Against Hate Crimes, BigotryA regional increase in hate crimes since Election Day has officials in Suffolk County calling attention to the problem and urging all to speak out against bigotry.
Facing Increased Threats, Muslim Women Learn Self-DefenseMany Muslim woman are on alert after increasing attacks against them, and some are so fearful they are taking steps to defend themselves.
Nassau County Police Dealing With Frightening Hate Crime TrendAuthorities responded to Nassau County Community College Friday evening after a student notified security that he discovered multiple swastikas along with the words "Germany" and "Heil Hitler" drawn with a black marker inside a men's restroom.
Police Release Sketch Of Man Connected To Assault Of Muslim MTA EmployeeThe assault took place Monday morning as the victim was heading to work on the 7 train and comes on the same day Mayor Bill de Blasio decried the alleged weekend harassment of a Muslim NYPD officer.
Muslim NYPD Officer Speaks Out After Alleged Bias IncidentOfficer Aml Elsokary said in a press conference Monday that crimes like this will not be tolerated.
De Blasio: 'Sick' That Muslim NYPD Police Officer Allegedly Harassed Over Her FaithWith Officer Aml Elsokary sitting by his side, the mayor called the incident "unacceptable" in this city and this nation.
Gillibrand Calls For Federal Funding To Protect Religious Institutions, Nonprofits From Hate, TerrorHate crimes are up, and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is trying to have $5 million more added to an end-of-the-year federal funding bill.
De Blasio: New York City Will Resist Any Federal Muslim RegistryMayor Bill de Blasio on Monday vowed to fight the federal government if it forces Muslims to register, or requests any information from New York City ID cards.
Schneiderman Asks Local Police Departments To Be On Watch For Hate CrimesNew York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Thursday asked local law enforcement agencies statewide to be vigilant about identifying and reporting possible hate crimes.
New York State Sets Up New Hotline To Report Hate CrimesWith an increase in bias incidents recently, New York state has set up a hotline to report the cases.
Orthodox Jewish Man Beaten In Williamsburg In Latest Possible Hate CrimeA 65-year-old man was attacked around 11 p.m. across the street from his home near Wilson Street and Wythe Avenue.
CBS2 Exclusive: Brooklyn Resident Describes Paintball Attack, Incident Investigated As Possible Hate CrimeOn Saturday night, two Jewish teenagers reported being struck with paint at Morton Street and Juliana Place in Williamsburg, police said.