Brooklyn Vandals Won’t Quit With the Anti-Semitism

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A car burned in Brookly late last year. Photo: Paul Martinka/Polaris

In November, the NYPD investigated three separate incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti (and some torched cars) in Brooklyn's Jewish neighborhoods, followed by the discovery of swastika graffiti last week in Manhattan. More ugliness turned up over the weekend in Midwood, where "Die Jews" was sprayed onto a garage door, along with three swastikas. "This is just the latest in a series of ongoing anti-Semitic occurrences in Brooklyn and throughout New York City," said local Assemblyman Dov Hikind. "People are justifiably very concerned and upset." Police are investigating the vandalism as hate crimes, and have released security footage of the Manhattan defacement, which shows two Asian men and two Asian women as suspects.