'I am disgusted.' Rockland County executive responds to report of anti-LGBTQ+ graffiti on Pride center in Nyack

County Executive Day says he views the incident as a hate crime but adds it is not known what type of charges the perpetrator may face.

News 12 Staff

Jan 11, 2023, 9:15 PM

Updated 502 days ago

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Rockland County Executive Ed Day says his office was notified Wednesday about anti-LGBTQ+ graffiti on the exterior of the Rockland County Pride Center in the Village of Nyack.
"I am disgusted by this type of vandalism surfacing here in Rockland and condemn it in the strongest possible terms," says Day. "Words matter and we must not allow intolerance to grow or fester in this beautiful county that we all call home. We must continue our efforts to get to know and embrace our neighbors from different backgrounds. Despite any differences we all seek the same things; a safe and welcoming place to live and work.
Day says he views the incident as a hate crime but adds it is not known what type of charges the perpetrator may face.
Commissioner of Human Rights Spencer Chiimbwe issued a statement in response to the incident saying, "In the wake of the anti-LGBTQ+ graffiti at the Rockland County Pride Center in Nyack, New York, the Rockland Human Rights Commission doubly condemns the incident and submits that such actions are horrific and must not go unaddressed. The Commission will always remain supportive of the work of the Rockland County Pride Center and all other organizations that are working to make our county a great place. No form of social animus will prevent our collective zeal from fighting such frontiers of hate in Rockland County.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Orangetown Police Department at 845-359-3700 or send an email to orangetownpd@orangetown.com.


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