Lawler: We Must Work Together To End Anti-Semitism

Ramapo, NY, 7/20/2022…​ Assemblyman Mike Lawler (R,C,I,SAM - Pearl River) released the following statement in response to news that the Town of Ramapo Police Department had arrested four individuals charged with a number of crimes, including Attempted Assault (Felony) as a hate crime, Reckless Endangerment as a hate crime, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Conspiracy, and Aggravated Harassment & Endangering the Welfare of a Child, following their unprovoked attack on Jewish residents of Ramapo this past weekend.

“I'm pleased to hear that the Town of Ramapo Police Department, in conjunction with the Rockland County District Attorney's Office and the Rockland County Sheriff's Office, has made arrests relating to the hate crimes against Jewish residents this past Saturday. This is, regrettably, the second incident in as many months."

"We must all denounce anti-Semitism wherever we encounter it and work towards building a more perfect and equal country and county. In the State Assembly, I worked in a bipartisan way to pass legislation that will require every school in New York State to provide an education on the horrors of the Holocaust as well as a legislative resolution calling on Governor Hochul to proclaim September 8th as End Jew Hatred Day. Together, we can and will end Anti-Semitism and Jew Hatred in the United States.”