Saturday, November 19, 2016

Spike in Bias Crimes in New York City Since Election: NYPD Official

Trump encouraged intolerance and hatred toward those outside the pack, such as those of different religions. It is human nature for people to generalize it.

Nov 18 2016, 8:47 pm ET
by Tom Winter and Corky Siemaszko

The NYPD [New York Police Department] is reporting a "spike" in bias crimes in New York City since Donald Trump was elected president.

Some thirteen swastikas — the sinister symbol of Nazi Germany — have been reported citywide, including some referencing the Republican victor, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said Friday.

And there have been a spate of verbal attacks against Muslims, Boyce said.


New York City has seen an increase in bias crimes of about 31 percent over last year, NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill said.

There have been 25 bias crimes against Muslims this year from 12 last year at the same time, and there have been 111 bias crimes against Jewish victims so far this year compared to the same period last year, O'Neill said.


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