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In the wake of the Jersey City shootout, Governor Andrew Cuomo will increase police patrols near New York City synagogues and kosher establishments, according to his press page.  

The recent attack occurred inside a local kosher bodega. Among the dead were a rabbi and two young orthodox women. Though the attack has yet to be classified as an “anti-Semitic act,” there is evidence that one of the perpetrators did post anti-Jewish propaganda on social media, according to the New York Times.   

Governor Cuomo released this statement: 

"My heart breaks for the police officer and the three victims killed in yesterday's attack on a kosher market in Jersey City. 

We now know that this disgusting act of violence was a deliberate attack on the Jewish community in Jersey City. Out of an abundance of caution, I am directing State Police to increase patrols and security around synagogues and Jewish establishments while New Jersey law enforcement further investigates this horrific act. 

Anti-Semitism and violence against the Jewish community are on the rise both in our state and across the nation. We must stand united, be vigilant and stamp out this vile disease of hate wherever we see it. New York is a proud home to the Jewish community and we will continue to reject hateful acts whenever and wherever we see them.” 

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                To read the full New York Times report on the shooting, please click here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/nyregion/jersey-city-shooting.html