State Attorney General Letitia "Tish" James has launched a hotline New Yorkers can use to report any bias-related incidents and/or hate crimes associated with the novel coronavirus pandemic.
"No one should live in fear for their life because of who they are, what they look like, or where they come from," James said in a statement.
"I encourage all victims of discriminatory actions stemming from this pandemic to contact my office. We will continue to work with local law enforcement to combat hate in all its insidious forms."
This in response to reports of Asian Americans being harassed or physically assaulted due to the origination of the virus in China.
The AG encourages all victims of ANY discriminatory actions to contact her office at (800) 771-7755 or via email at Civil.Rights@ ag.ny.gov