Police: Vandals Spray Paint Satanic Graffiti On 3 Suffolk County ChurchesShaw Temple A.M.E. Zion Church on Albany Avenue, Zion Gospel Church on Warren Street and Amityville Full Gospel Tabernacle on Brefni Street in Amityville were all targeted.
NYPD Pledges To Step Up Security To Combat Rise In Hate CrimesWith Passover just a few weeks away, the city's top cops says they will be stepping up security outside synagogues and Jewish Community Centers.
Cuomo Announces New Measures To Protect Minorities From Hate Crimes, Anti-SemitismThe governor said Thursday that he wants lawmakers to approve $25 million to help religious schools hire security and install cameras and alarms to prevent vandalism and other crimes.
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.