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Sun Nov 20, 2016, 09:36 PM

Spike in hate crimes prompts special NY police unit

Source: CNN

An "explosion" in hate crimes since Election Day has prompted the creation of a special police unit to fight the uptick in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.

The announcement coincided with an address at Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, where Cuomo called for an end to the divisiveness that has gripped the country.

"The ugly political discourse of the election did not end on Election Day. In many ways it has gotten worse, [turning] into a social crisis that now challenges our identity as a state and as a nation and our people," he said.

President-elect Donald Trump wasn't specifically mentioned in his church address, but Cuomo has in the past criticized Trump and vowed in a New York Daily News op-ed that he would "reject the hateful attitudes that pervaded throughout the 2016 campaign."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/20/us/hate-crime-unit-new-york/



The Southern Poverty Law Center has counted more than 700 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation since the election.

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Sun Nov 20, 2016, 09:37 PM

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Sun Nov 20, 2016, 10:51 PM

2. Sadly, it's pretty clear Trump likes and supports homegrown terrorism. Trump, is so pathetic. n/t

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Sun Nov 20, 2016, 11:21 PM

3. K&R / nt

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Mon Nov 21, 2016, 01:32 AM

4. It will only get worse.

They feel emboldened now. And the ones who haven't acted out yet, as simply bidding their time, seeing what happens to those who "act out." When little to nothing is done, they will act. They are cowards at heart, but now that they have a cowardly leader, who, like them, is a raging bigot, they will feel their oats and the rest of us will suffer.

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