Queens lawmaker introduces resolution supporting COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

Councilman Peter Koo introduced a resolution to the City Council on Thursday, April 29, in support of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act to address the surge of anti-Asian hate crimes during the pandemic. 

Koo’s resolution calls upon Congress to pass, and the president to sign, the legislation that would facilitate the expedited review of COVID-19 hate crimes, provide support for state and local law enforcement agencies to respond to hate crimes and coordinate with local and federal partners to mitigate racially discriminatory language used to describe the pandemic.

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