Lose the Hate Monday

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Elected officials, religious leaders and Adam Yauch’s bandmate Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz gathered with a large crowd at Adam Yauch Park today to denounce the swastikas drawn in the park this week and vow to stay vigilant against future hate incidents in New York City.

A crowd of a couple hundred people packed Adam Yauch Park, in order to hear a number of speakers condemn the swastikas and the increase in reports of hate crimes in New York City and around the country. “We have a bigger crowd than I think any of us could have imagined, which I think speaks to the strength of this community,” State Senator Daniel Squadron told the crowd at the beginning of the rally.

Imam Khalid Latif, a university chaplain at NYU called the swastika a representation something that the rally goers had to remember: “Those individuals who perpetuated the most vile of acts against our Jewish brothers and sister in pursuit of genocidal mass extinction were only able to do so when those who had the ability to speak out against it chose not to.” Latif told the crowd to not be bystanders to hate that happens in front of them.

“For us as New Yorkers, ‘If you see something, say something’ has to mean something different today. If you see hatred, say something. If you see racism, say something. If you see bigotry, say something,” Latif said.

Rabbi Serge Lipp of the Broolyn Heights Synagogue brought up the case of Ivalyo Ivanov, the Brooklyn Heights resident who spray painted swastikas around the neighborhood and was eventually caught with a large home arsenal, as a warning to not dismiss the swastikas as “an isolated instance” of vandalism.

At one point, State Senator Squadron led the crowd in a singing of the national anthem, because as he put it, “this event is about American values.”

@ THE GOTHAMIST

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14 Responses to Lose the Hate Monday

  1. David B. Benson says:

    Actually the swastika is an ancient symbol used in Germany but also in the American Southwest. It was just stolen by the Nazis.

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  2. Den says:

    Imagine having to deal with this behavior all these years, stupid humans off the rails in self righteous tirades. Until idiots are called out for being idiots, including all the trump voters and non voters, we will wallow in their mental sewage.

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    Downtown to the CPA’s office in 22 minutes. Then just strolled down to the Foundry where the menu seems much improved.

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    • David B. Benson says:

      After stuffing it was slower returning home up College Hill Climb and Maple Street Extension. Daily total, so far, is 49 minutes but it is nice out so maybe I will go out stick walking some more today. Chores first.

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    • David B. Benson says:

      Just went north as far as Larry Street since my upper back muscles are definitely noticeable today. Some sparrows and a kestrel. A killed rabbit on the way back; wasn’t there when I went north.

      Daily total is 91 minutes.

      Day 2: 137+91=228 minutes.

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    I think I am already going insane and The Donald isn’t even president yet.

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  5. Micki says:

    It’s not just here.

    France’s Rise of the Right: Francois Fillon, a conservative candidate in France’s presidential race, may see far-right leader Marine Le Pen as his main challenger. Le Pen is hoping anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and anti-establishment sentiment can propel her to the presidency.

    Fillon is no prize. Sound familiar?

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  6. º¿carol says:

    Trump, Trump, Trump. He is getting away with EVERYthing. This is just some of the stuff from the past week.

    • Trump settled his Trump University fraud case for 25-mil
    • Trump’s DC hotel is actively soliciting foreign diplomatic delegations to switch their business to his new hotel
    • Trump met with his Indian business partners about expanding his business in India
    • Trump’s Philippines business partner Jose E. B. Antonio has been named the Philippines new trade envoy to the US

    Good thing we didn’t elect Hillary because she was so corrupt.
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    Got that from a FB friends of mine. I must give credit, didn’t want you to think I put it together.
    There were other things, his meeting with the media people where he reamed them out, that’s a scary one. Mein Fuhrer.
    Oh, and Melania is going to stay in NYC so we get to support Trump Tower AND the president in the White House.

    I’m going to bed. Sick of it all, and I have to go to the grocery store tomorrow, have to make Thanksgiving dinner in two days. I miss the Detroit Athletic Club, but I still had to make a turkey back then for the kids, just not on Thanksgiving.

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