South Nyack police looking for racist, anti-Semitic intruders of government Zoom meeting – The Journal News

Posted By on September 4, 2020

SOUTH NYACKPoliceareseeking the public's help to capture two masked bigots who interrupted a government meeting to spewracist, anti-Semitic comments and terrorist threats.

The police released videos of theintrusions on the village website, warning, "The videos and photographs contain vulgar and offensive content."

"The suspects stated multiple times 'I am going to bomb your village tonight and ISIS is coming to your village'," South Nyack-Grand View Daniel Wilson said in a news release.

After displaying a Nazi swastika flag during an initial appearance, one hacker showed a rainbow flag, stating, "This is what I do to LGBTs," as a person is beheaded in the background, Wilson said.

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When the flag was not seen, one person sat in a room painted green. That person woregoggles, an Orange-colored wool hat,a scarf or bandanna across the mouth, and gloves.The second person didn't turn on a camera but could be heard making vulgar comments.

One of the two suspects that police say crashed the South Nyack Board of Trustees' ZOOM meeting on Monday, August 31st, 2020. The suspects made racist and anti-Semitic remarks and stated they were going to bomb the village.(Photo: Courtesy of South Nyack/Grand View Police Department)

The man and woman based on the sound of their voices interrupted the Board of Trustees' Zoom meeting seven times on Monday morning, police said.

They targeted Mayor Bonnie Christian with vulgar comments, as well as cursing out Jews and using racist language about Blacks.

The verbal assault cameasthe Board of Trustees hired a consultant for $15,000 to study the pros-and-cons of dissolving the village.

Partially spurring the dissolution movement is a Ramapo Hasidic Jewish congregation plans to buy Nyack College's 107-acre campus and run schools with dormitories for 500 high school and college-level students.

The schools would replace the Christian Missionary School and become tax-exempted like the college

Dissolution proponents argue eradicating the government for Orangetown would reduce taxes. Underlying support comes from those residents whofear what the Hasidic Jewish congregation will bring to the community.

Christian said she reported the disruption, known as a"Zoom-bomb," to the village police chief. One resident suggested calling the FBI.

"That was disgusting," Christian said. "Our police are investigating. We dont tolerate that behavior."

One of the two suspects that police say crashed the South Nyack Board of Trustees' ZOOM meeting on Monday, August 31st, 2020. The suspects made racist and anti-Semitic remarks and stated they were going to bomb the village.(Photo: Courtesy of South Nyack/Grand View Police Department)

The police investigation involves other law enforcement agencies, including the Rockland Computer Crimes Task Force.

Anyone with information can call the South Nyack-Grand View Police Department at 845-358-0206 or email: police@southnyack.ny.gov.

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