Tutor in NYC Myles Timko faces criticism for taking down posters depicting Israeli children abducted.
An increase in hate crimes against Arabs and Jews in Los Angeles and New York
Governor Hochul acts to prevent hate crimes and enhance school security.
The self-described “science-loving queer commie,” Myles Timko, has drawn criticism for reportedly removing posters depicting Israeli children who have been abducted.
Meet Myles Timko – a self described “science-loving queer commie”.
When Myles is not tearing down posters of kidnapped Israeli children, he’s tutoring kids in NYC.
— StopAntisemitism (@StopAntisemites) November 1, 2023
Timko, who also tutors kids in New York City, is now under criticism for his actions.
Who is Myles Timko?
Timko is a student at Temple University seeking a bachelor’s degree in psychology; his academic aspirations are highlighted on his HeyTutor profile. He emphasizes his academic accomplishments and involvement—such as finishing high school at the top of his class, working as an academic assistant at a special needs school, and taking notes for advanced psychology courses in class—despite the fact that he lacks professional experience.
But Timko’s reputation increased because of his alleged involvement in taking down posters showing Israeli kids abducted by Hamas. This has sparked worries and calls for his connection with HeyTutor to be reevaluated.
The controversy involving Timko is part of a bigger issue since, in the wake of Israel’s conflict with Hamas, antisemitic and anti-Arab hate crimes have surged in New York City and Los Angeles. Preliminary data from these locations indicates a concerning upsurge in violence against Arab and Jewish Americans, which is consistent with the increase in hate crimes nationwide.
In response to the rise in hate crimes, Governor Kathy Hochul said that she would not tolerate any kind of bigotry, including Islamophobia and antisemitism. She has made significant financial investments to protect communities from hate crimes as part of her efforts to stop and prevent them.
Talks about the relationship between hate speech and free speech on college campuses and steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and communities have grown in importance as the issue has worsened.
The Myles Timko case serves as a reminder of how tough it may be to combat prejudice and hate crimes while upholding the values of tolerance and free expression in various societies.
Authorities are keeping a close eye on the situation as they react to occurrences and work to make the neighborhood safer and more welcoming to all citizens.