In the wake of a recent increase in hate crimes, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said the state will spend millions in an effort to protect its citizens, Spectrum News reported.
Among the resources will be $50 million for local law enforcement agencies, $25 million for increased security for houses of worship and community centers, and an independent review of antisemitism policies on college campuses, specifically City University of New York (CUNY) due to the school’s questionable track record when it comes to responding to antisemitism on campus, according to the report.
Hochul’s announcement comes after a rise in hate crimes in the state after the Hamas terror attacks against Israel on Oct. 7.
“When our shared values have been put to the test in the past, many New Yorkers have done what’s right,” Hochul said.
“Today, Jewish New Yorkers are experiencing the greatest increase of antisemitic hate crimes in decades, and I must ask: Where are their allies now? You can vigorously oppose Israel’s response following the attack on their people but still be vigorously opposed to terrorism, Hamas, antisemitism and hate in all of its forms.”