By Westchester District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr.
“On November 7, I met with the Westchester Jewish Council at their security roundtable as they continue to find the best possible ways to secure their synagogues and community centers. I spoke about the viciousness of mass violence in America, which strikes our places of worship, our schools and the places we gather to relax and have fun,” stated Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr.
“Just hours later, a gunman killed 12 people at a bar and dance hall in suburban California. Young lives were lost and so was the life of a career law enforcement officer – Ventura County Sherriff’s Sergeant Ron Helus. Our heartfelt condolences go out to their families, friends and colleagues. I said last night, we are all traumatized by these unspeakable acts. But, our trauma should not freeze us. Instead, it should make us more vigilant. Once again, I want to remind Westchester residents if you see something say something. Hate and this kind of gun violence has no place in our society.”