Israel-born NY politician gets hate mail for bid to rename Trump Park

Israel-born NY politician gets hate mail for bid to rename Trump Park

White supremacists target Nily Rozic after she suggested naming park for Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer

New York Assemblywoman Nily Rozic. (YouTube screenshot)
New York Assemblywoman Nily Rozic. (YouTube screenshot)

A New York assemblywoman has been receiving hate mail since proposing a bill that would rename Donald J. Trump State Park in honor of the counter-protester killed during the Charlottesville white supremacist rally.

Nily Rozic, a Queens Democrat who was born in Jerusalem and moved to New York as a child, said she has received postcards with white nationalistic phrases such as “alt right,” “white race” and “goyim,” as well as “kike” and “Tel Aviv should be nuked.”

The Trump park, which straddles New York’s Westchester and Putnam counties, would be renamed Heather Heyer State Park under the proposed legislation, according to the New York Daily News.

Heyer was mowed down last month by a white van driven by a suspected white supremacist from Ohio. Trump purchased the land in the 1990’s for $2 million and donated it to the state in 1996, according to the New York Post.

Flowers surround a photo of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, who was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of people protesting against the white supremacist Unite the Right rally, August 13, 2017. in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP)

The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the postcards, which were addressed to Rozic at her office.

At least one card used the numerals “1488,” which the Anti-Defamation League has described as code for white supremacy and “Heil Hitler.”

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