Press conference addresses nooses found near Bed-Stuy library, Brooklyn museum

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Residents and local leaders are demanding the NYPD's help after two nooses were found in the borough last week. 

One noose was found in Crown Heights by the Brooklyn Museum. The other noose was found outside a library in Bedford-Stuyvesant. 

City Councilman Robert Cornegy Jr. joined members of the NAACP, National Action Network and other local leaders on Sunday to address residents concerns. 

"Not on our watch and not in our community. We do not believe in discrimination and any actions that occur to spark those kinds of fear and hatred, we will stand up, we will gather as a community to combat that terror," said Cornegy Jr.

Police say the Hate Crimes Task Force is looking into the incident.

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