Rockland Human Rights Commission Schedules Symposium for March

Rockland County is looking to its residents to help ease the tensions that have flared up of late, culminating in what the feds are calling a hate crime attack in Monsey last month. Rockland Commissioner on Human Rights Constance Frazier announced yesterday that there will be a meeting this March with local officials, schools, and community-, religious- and ethnic groups to hear their needs, concerns, ideas and recommendations to figure out how to calm the waters…

County Executive Ed Day said the problem is not unique to Rockland…

The next annual Rockland County Human Rights Symposium will be held at 6:30 pm on Wednesday March 25th in the Cultural Arts Center at RCC in Suffern.

Meanwhile, the 37 year-old Greenwood Lake man faces new charges following a federal indictment that was handed down yesterday. Grafton Thomas now faces five counts of “willfully causing bodily injury to five victims because of their religion.” That’s on top of the five federal counts of obstructing the free exercise of religion in an attempt to kill. Each count carries a maximum of life in prison. At least five people were hospitalized with serious injuries, including slash wounds, deep lacerations, a severed finger, and a skull fracture. One remains hospitalized.

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