Turn to Tara: 1 year later, ‘Hate at Home’ has only intensified
In 2019, the Turn to Tara team brought viewers an in-depth,
award-winning investigation that documented incidents of intolerance across the
One year later, the “Hate at Home” problem has only
News 12 combed through thousands of public records and
tracked 600 local incidents over a decade. Sixty-eight more incidents have been
added since the five-part story aired last September.
The incidents include swastikas found at schools in Pelham,
Pleasantville, Nyack and Scarsdale – as well as anti-Semitic graffiti found at
the Holocaust Garden of Remembrance in White Plains.
Tension hit a fever pitch on the seventh night of Hanukkah
after a machete-wielding attacker
broke into a rabbi's home in Monsey and
slashed five people.
The interactive database
created on News12.com garnered
national attention after being shared by our partners at the nonprofit newsroom
State Sen. David Carlucci is now fighting to bring
mandatory lessons on hate inside every classroom in New York.
“We've got the best teachers in the world right here in New
York state. Let's use that professionalism to educate our children to know how
to deal with these situations,” he says.
More than half all the cases News 12 tracked involved