It is a new week across New York State and there is a renewed alert for the residents of the Empire State. As we are waiting to see what happens next in the Middle East, officials here at home are on the look out for hate crimes.

The current war in the Middle East has tensions high all over the globe. The fear is that crimes against various groups pf people may be sparked as a result of what we are seeing on TV and online. Both sides of the conflict seem to have increased the biases and hatred for one another.

New York State is renewing it's alert for it's residents. The second largest Jewish population in the world is here in New York State.

Those hoping to report a hate or bias crime will also be able to fill out a form online, which is monitored by the Hate and Bias Prevention Unit. Hochul says the unit is ready to assist community members who may need help filing complaints, organizing educational programs, or providing conflict resolution.

This comes as the Governor has returned from a trip to the Middle East and Israel.

Demonstrations have been getting larger here at home and across the world. According to the NY Post:

The “Flood Brooklyn for Palestine” demonstration devolved into chaos as night fell, with protesters completely shutting down traffic, screaming at police and lighting small fires in the middle of the roadways.

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