New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered the NY State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to investigate after swastikas were found carved into a bathroom door at a Starbucks location in Nyack, located near Monsey in Rockland County.
“Two swastikas were recently found carved into a Starbucks bathroom door in Nyack, Rockland County. In New York we have absolutely zero tolerance for such abhorrent symbols, which are designed to intimidate and sow division and are part of the cancer of hate that has infected the nation’s body politic in recent years. I am directing the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to assist local authorities in their investigation into this incident and to punish those responsible to the fullest extent of the law. Anti-Semitism and hate in all its forms are repugnant to New York’s values of inclusion, diversity and acceptance – and we will continue to call out cowardly acts of hate whenever and wherever we see them.”