Friday, June 15, 2012

Swastica Spree in Borough Park, Brooklyn: Reward Offered UPDATE: Caught on Camera

Councilman David G. Greenfield reviews security footage.
Borough Park, Brooklyn residents woke up this morning to find swastikas painted on at least a half-dozen buildings throughout the neighborhood. Councilman David G. Greenfield is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible.

Borough Park (also spelled Boro Park) is home to one of the largest Orthodox Jewish communities outside of Israel.

Council Greenfield's office said that swastikas were discovered early this morning spray painted on at least six buildings in the vicinity of 16th Avenue, including a synagogue, a public school and several businesses. The NYPD is investigating this hate crime against Brooklyn’s Jewish community, including reviewing security footage from local businesses.

“Once again, we find ourselves under attack from individuals who think nothing of spreading hate and fear throughout the community. This is absolutely unacceptable, especially in an area that is home to so many Holocaust survivors," Greenfield said.

UPDATE: Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said this morning, "Cameras on the streets have proven their worth by catching footage of the perpetrators, and they will face consequences for what they’ve done."

Anyone with information is urged to call the NYPD’s confidential tip line at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Photo courtesy of Councilman Greenfield

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Jane Jackson said...

Can’t we all just get along? Let’s all join in a little Hipster Dust, it’s kosher and vegan.

bj said...

Wow jane, way to bomb a post.