Elected Officials Denounce Rockland County Incident, Threats Being Investigated


Haverstraw Police Chief Peter Murphy will be meeting with the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office on Friday, according to Supervisor Howard Phillips, to determine if the man’s statement was a threat and if any laws were broken.

“In either case, it’s extremely sad and dangerous when an individual gets up in front of a public meeting and makes vicious statements and a threat to harm any person in our town,” Phillips said Thursday night.

“Haverstraw has always been a true melting pot of all cultures and religions,” Phillips said. “We have never tolerated hate speech in any form.”

Governor Kathy Hochul denounced the incident:

Everyone has the right to walk down the street without fear. New York, we are better than this.

— Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) November 11, 2021

Rockland County executive Ed Day calls the Haverstraw incident “beyond disgusting”:

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