To the editor:

The news that Columbia County is developing its state mandated Domestic Terrorism Prevention Plan and Threat Assessment Management Team to identify and confront threats of domestic terrorism, is a welcomed next step by the county. Resolutions against hate speech and violence were passed in 2021 by the county, the City of Hudson and nearly every town, with the exception of Claverack, Stockport and Greenport, in response to the rising presence and growing threat of white supremacist and Neo-Nazi groups in our county. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) tracked 35 active Hate Groups in New York State in 2021.

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Audrey G. Schoenfeld

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