Sometimes, a Swastika is Just a Swastika

Or is it? I don’t know.

I can easily imagine an ignorant teen with a can of spray paint feeling empowered to be bad: a swastika, the N-word, maybe a cuss word or two. Ah, youth!

But what happens when it’s more than one swastika and it’s accompanied by “F*** the Jews” and a couple of torched cars?

Oh yeah, and it takes place on the anniversary of Kristallnacht?

Today’s youth can barely remember the 4th of July; you think they know when or even what Kristallnacht was?

And then it happens again—and the police have no suspects!

The NYPD Hate Crime Unit is investigating a swastika found yesterday in a Brooklyn building — the second time in nine days that the anti-Semitic symbol was found scrawled at the location, officials said.

The swastika was discovered inside an elevator at 70 Ross St. in Williamsburg at about 3 p.m. yesterday, sources said.

The same building was targeted earlier this month, when a swastika was etched into the button control panel of an elevator.

Police said the latest incident is believed to be a new act of vandalism at the building.

The hateful symbol comes after three cars were torched in a Hasidic neighborhood in Midwood on Nov. 11. In addition, swastikas were found on benches near the crime scene.

There have been no arrests in any of the incidents.

Does this look like a prank?

How about this?

Barely a week after anti-semitic vandalism hit Midwood on the anniversary of the end of Kristallnacht, it seems there has been yet another vandalism incident in Brooklyn. An Avenue J subway sign in Midwood was found vandalized earlier today with the words “Avenue Jew,” according to local Assemblyman Dov Hikind. Transit Police have since removed the sign and are investigating this incident as a bias crime.

No suspects. None.

1 Comment »

  1. Saul Levy said,

    November 29, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    The burned cars look like Paris last year!

    Jews couldn’t have been involved!

    But Muslims were!

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