Gov. Hochul responds to rise in hate crimes
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has directed flags to fly at half-staff on Monday to honor the victims of the Colorado shooting.
To combat threats, state police are ramping up surveillance of at-risk areas in response to threats against the LGBTQ and Jewish communities.
Additionally, state police will work with a Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit to monitor hate online.
Over the weekend, New York police say they arrested two armed men at Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan who are accused of traveling to New York City with plans to cause violence toward the Jewish community.
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