Sen. Chuck Schumer: We Need 'Stronger Federal Action' To Protect Houses Of Worship | NBC News

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Published: 12/30/2019 10:02 PM

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. announced a plan to increase federal funding in order to protect houses or worship and prevent hate crimes after an attack on a Hanukkah party in Monsey, New York. » Subscribe to NBC News: » Watch more NBC video:

The current state of hate in america has become a national crisis. We are here today to push a plan that will affect the new york and the rest of the country, and we are not going to rest till we get this done. First, let me say the months: the attack on the jewish community was cowardly, callous calculated, and we have seen over the last several years that there's been a rash of attacks on houses ...
of worship of all kinds throughout america and our houses of worship are targets and They'Re defenseless and so bad people, hateful people, terrorists, angry people choose houses of worship over and over again. What should really alarm every american across thecountry. Is that what happened last night or two nights ago in rockland county and happened in texas? The following night is part of a cascade of violence and intolerance in america and it's risen to a boiling point. So we need much stronger federal action. Houses of worship are particular targets, they're, not the only targets, so we need the federal government to strengthen its hand in helping our houses of worship defend themselves and in going after hate crimes in general. First, we should dramatically increase the not-for-profit security grants that the recent episodes demand a surgeon and second, we need to increase support for federal programs to prosecute hate crimes. The statistics are unnerving hate crimes, areup significantly 17 % in the last year. Hate crimes against jewish people are up 37 %, but we've seen them everywhere. Hey news viewers, thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interviews show highlights, and digital exclusives thanks for watching.

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