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Bias Crimes

Bias crime also know as Hate crime is a criminal offense against a person or group of persons because of their race, religion, disability, language, nationality, physical appearance, or sexual orientation. The criminal act directed against such persons might include physical violence, bullying, damage to property, harassment, verbal abuse or insults, offensive graffiti or hate mail.

Hate crime laws are meant to deter bias-motivated violence.  In the United States, hate crime laws have been upheld by both the Supreme Court and lower courts, especially in the case of 'fighting' words and other violent speech, but they are thought by some people to be in conflict with the First Amendment right to freedom of speech, so they have occasionally been overturned as unconstitutional.


List of Cities in NY

Addisleigh Park  Albany  Albertson 
Alden Manor  Allenwood  Allerton 
Amagansett  Amherst  Amity Harbor 
Amityville  Arden  Ardsley 
Argo Village  Arlington  Astoria 
Athol Springs  Babylon  Baldwin 
Baldwin Harbor  Bar Harbor  Barnum Island 
Bay Hills  Bay Ridge  Bay Shore 
Bay Terrace  Bayberry Point  Baychester 
Baycrest  Bayshore  Bayside 
Bayside Hills  Beach Hampton  Bedford Corners 
Bedford Hills  Beech Croft  Beechhurst 
Bellerose  Bellerose Manor  Bellerose Terrace 
Bellerose Village  Bellmore  Bellport 
Bellrose Village  Bethpage  Blooming Grove 
Borough Hall  Boulevard  Bowling Green 
Bowmansville  Box Hill  Breezy Point 
Brentwood  Brewster  Briar Park 
Briarcliff  Briarcliff Manor  Briarwood 
Brighton  Bronx  Brookhaven 
Brooklyn  Brooklyn Heights  Buchanan 
Buffalo  Cambria Heights  Canaan Lake 
Canal Street  Carle Place  Carmel 
Cedarhurst  Center Port  Centerport 
Central Islip  Centuck  Chappaqua 
Chatham  Cheektowaga  Chestnut Ridge 
Chinatown  Church Street  Clarkstown 
Cold Spring Harbor  Cold Spring Hills  College 
College Point  Colonial Park  Colonie 
Colonie Center  Colvin Elmwood  Commack 
Congers  Cooper  Corneil Estates 
Corona  Cortlandt Manor  Crompond 
Croton  Croton Falls  Croton Hudson 
Croton on Hudson  Crotona Park  Crotonville 
Davis Park  Deer Wells  Defreestville 
Depew  Dix Hills  Douglaston 
East Atlantic Beach  East Elmhurst  East Farmingdale 
East Hampton  East Hills  East Islip 
East Massapequa  East Meadow  East Northport 
East Norwich  East Patchogue  East Rochester 
East Rockaway  East View  East White Plains 
East Williston  East Yaphank  Eastchester 
Eastman Kodak  Eastwood  Edgemont 
Edgewood  Eggertsville  Elmhurst 
Elmont  Elmsford  Elmwood 
Elwood  Esplanade  Excellus BCBS 
Fair Harbor  Fairport  Far Rockaway 
Farmingdale  Fire Island  Fishkill 
Flanders  Fleetwood  Floral Park 
Flowerfield  Flushing  Forest Hills 
Fort George  Fort Hamilton  Fort Tilden 
Fort Totten  Franklin D Roosevelt  Franklin Square 
Freeport  Fresh Meadows  Fresh Pond 
Frontier  Garden City  Garden City Park 
Garden City South  Gates  Gedney 
Getzville  Glen Oaks  Glendale 
Glenham  Goshen  Gracie 
Grand Central  Great Neck  Great Neck Estates 
Great Neck Plaza  Great River  Greece 
Greeley Square  Greenburgh  Greenlawn 
Greenvale  Halesite  Hamburg 
Hamilton Grange  Harbor Heights  Harbor Hills 
Harbor Island  Harbor Isle  Harrison 
Hartsdale  Hauppauge  Head of the Harbor 
Heathcote  Hempstead  Henrietta 
Herricks  Hewlett  Hewlett Bay 
Hewlett Bay Park  Hewlett Harbor  Hewlett Neck 
Hicksville  Hiler  Hillside 
Hillside Manor  Hollis Hills  HSBC 
HSBC Atrium  Hub  Hughsonville 
Huntington  Huntington Bay  Huntington Station 
Ind Order of Foresters  Irondequoit  Island Park 
Island Trees  Islandia  Islip 
Islip Manor  Islip Terrace  Jackson Heights 
Jamaica  Jamaica Estates  Jericho 
Jerome  Kaser  Kenilworth 
Kenmore  Kensington  Kent Cliffs 
Kent Lakes  Kew Gardens  Kew Gardens Hills 
Kings Park  Kings Point  Kismet 
Kitchawan  Knickerbocker  Knollwood Beach 
Kodak Apparatus Division  Kodak Office  Lackawanna 
Lake Carmel  Lake Gardens  Lake Peekskill 
Lake Success  Lakeview  Lakeville Estates 
Larchmont  Latham  Laurel 
Laurel Hollow  Lenox Hill  Levittown 
Lido Beach  Lincolnton  Linden Hill 
Little Neck  Lk Peekskill  Lloyd Harbor 
Lloyd Neck  Locustwood  Loehmanns Plaza 
Loehmanns Plz  Long Beach  Long Island City 
Longwood  Loudonville  Lynbrook 
Lyncourt  Madison Square  Malba 
Malverne  Mamaroneck  Manhasset 
Manhasset Hills  Manhattan  Manhattanville 
Manor Park  Marine Midland  Maryknoll 
Maspeth  Massapequa  Massapequa Park 
Mastic  Mastic Beach  Mattituck 
McKownville  Meacham  Melville 
Menands  Merrick  Middle Village 
Midtown  Millwood  Mineola 
Morningside  Morris Park  Morrisania 
Mosholu  Mott Haven  Mount Ivy 
Mount Kisco  Mount Vernon  Mt Vernon 
Muttontown  Nesconset  New City 
New Hempstead  New Hyde Park  New Rochelle 
New Square  New York  New York City 
Newtonville  Nissequogue  North Amityville 
North Baldwin  North Bay Shore  North Bellmore 
North Bellport  North Hills  North Massapequa 
North Merrick  North New Hyde Park  North Patchogue 
North Salem  North Valley Stream  North White Plains 
North Woodmere  Northampton  Ny 
Ny City  Nyc  Oakdale 
Oakland Gardens  Ocean Bay Park  Ocean Beach 
Oceanside  Old Bethpage  Old Brookville 
Old Mastic  Old Westbury  Orchard Park 
Ossining  Oyster Bay Cove  Ozone Park 
Panorama  Parkside  Patchogue 
Peck Slip  Peekskill  Pelham 
Pelham Manor  Penfield  Peter Stuyvesant 
Pilgrim  Pine  Pine Air 
Pittsford  Plainedge  Plainview 
Plandome  Planetarium  Point O Woods 
Pomona  Pomonok  Poughkeepsie 
Prince  Promised Land  Purchase 
Purdy Station  Purdys  Queens 
Queens Village  Randalls Island  Rego Park 
Rensselaer  Richmond Hill  Ridgemont 
Ridgewood  Riverdale  Riverhead 
Rivers Edge  Rochdale  Rochdale Village 
Rochester  Rockaway Point  Rockville Center 
Rockville Centre  Roessleville  Ronkonkoma 
Roosevelt  Roosevelt Island  Roslyn 
Roslyn Estates  Roslyn Harbor  Roslyn Heights 
Roswell Park Memorial Instit  Russell Gardens  Rye 
Saddle Rock  Saint James  Salisbury Mills 
Salisbury Mls  Saltaire  San Remo 
Scarborough  Scarsdale  Scarsdale Park 
Seaford  Sears Corners  Seaview 
Shirley  Siena  Sloan 
Smith Point  Smiths Point  Smithtown 
Snyder  Snyder Square  Somers 
Somers Town  South Cheektowaga  South Farmingdale 
South Floral Park  South Hampton  South Hauppauge 
South Hempstead  South Huntington  South Ozone Park 
South Richmond Hill  Southampton  Southeast 
Spencertown  Spring Valley  Spuyten Duyvil 
St James  Stadium  Staten Island 
Stewart Manor  Stuyvesant Plaza  Sunnyside 
Syosset  Syracuse  Thomaston 
Throggs Neck  Tn of Tona  Tonawanda 
Town of Tonawanda  Triborough  Trinity 
Tuckahoe  Uniondale  University at Buffalo 
University Buffalo  University Gardens  University Heights 
Upper Brookville  Utopia  Valhalla 
Valley Cottage  Valley Stream  Van Cott 
Vassar College  Verdoy  Wakefield 
Wall Street  Wantagh  Wards Island 
Washington Bridge  Washingtonville  Washingtonvle 
Wesley Hills  West Bay Shore  West Brentwood 
West Farms  West Group  West Harrison 
West Hempstead  West Henrietta  West Hills 
West Seneca  Westbury  Westchester 
Westmere  White Plains  Whitestone 
Williamsbridge  Williamsville  Williston Park 
Wincoma  Woodbury  Woodhaven 
Woodmere  Woodsburgh  Woodside 

Other NY bias crimes Links

Hate Crimes 
Hate Crimes - NYS DOJ 
New York State Penal Code: Hate Crimes Act of 2000 
Under the Magnifying Glass: A Dissection of Hate Crime