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Posted on: March 31, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Acting DA Singas Urges Public to Remain Vigilant During Passover & Easter Holidays

Reminds residents to call 911 if they see suspicious behavior or packages; encourages victims of hate crimes to come forward

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas asked members of the public to continue to be the “eyes and ears” of law enforcement during the upcoming Passover and Easter holiday season, and encouraged victims of hate crimes to come forward and report those crimes to the DA’s office.

"Unfortunately, Nassau County is not immune from the dangers posed by terrorism and hate crimes that plague modern society,” Acting DA Singas said. “During this busy holiday season, I urge members of the public to take these threats to public safety seriously and to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement immediately.”

Though no specific terrorist threat has been reported in Nassau County, law enforcement officials are stepping up their patrols during the Easter and Passover season around places of worship and other places where a large number of people congregate. Residents are urged to call 911 if they witness suspicious behavior or see a package, box, or bag left unattended.

Acting DA Singas pointed to recent reports of hate crimes targeting members of Nassau’s increasingly diverse religious and ethnic communities as another reason for everyone to remain vigilant.

"Hate crimes will not be tolerated in Nassau County. My office will continue to investigate reports of bias crimes made against individuals or groups to ensure that our communities remain safe and inviting places for all,” Acting DA Singas said.

Victims of hate crimes are encouraged to report those crimes to Acting DA Singas’ office by calling the DA’s Tip Line at 516-571-7755.

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