NY State Police will increase protection for LGBT and Jewish communities

There are only a couple of days left before the end of the year festivities begin, which start with the Thanksgiving celebrationand security will be one of the top priorities on the part of the police authorities.

the recent armed attack on a gay club in Colorado and the threats that the Jewish community in New York has received, made sound the alarms among New York authorities, who announced that surveillance work by the state police will increase.

This was confirmed by the governor Kathy Hochulafter warning that the state police, which works with the NYPD, and the anti-terrorist intelligence unit, will be very vigilant to prevent hate crimes and domestic extremism.

“I have directed the New York State Police to intensify monitoring and increase support for communities that are potential targets for hate crimes,” he said. Governor Hochul. “Here in New York, we will not tolerate violence or intolerance towards any community. We stand united against hate, today and every day.”

Acting Superintendent of the New York State Police, Steven A. Nigrelli, He stressed that the investment of more resources in favor of security is of maximum help.

“State Police will work closely with our state, local and federal partners to keep all of our communities safe from violence,” the official said.

One of the tools used by the authorities will be continue tracking social networks Looking for hateful threats that could turn into potential attacks.

In his ad, the Office of Governor HochuHe stressed that the joint work of the authorities bears fruit, because in an effort between the MTA police, the state police, the New York police and the FBI Joint Task Force against Terrorism, two men were arrested gunmen at Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan, accused of having plans to attack the Jewish community.

Since the white supremacist shooting in Buffalo, the state has expanded resources to combat hateful extremism and violence in New York.

Recently, Governor Hochul revealed an investment of $96 million to strengthen security and protection measures in community organizations at risk of attacks or hate crimes, as well as $10 million to support the creation of threat assessment and management teams.

Another of the initiatives that the State has promoted was the creation of a dedicated unit within the New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC) to track domestic extremism, as well as to expand the monitoring efforts of social networks in the State Police Intelligence Center.

LGBT and Transgender groups from counties such as Queens have requested that more protection plans be promoted for these groups that continue to be the target of attacks and threats, but in addition to police support, they request community education efforts.

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