Saturday, June 16, 2012

Surveilliance Video Released Of Borough Park Swastika Suspects 

Police have released surveillance video of two suspects who spray-painted a series of swastikas onto multiple building around the heavily Orthodox Jewish area of Borough Park in Brooklyn yesterday. The two incidents in the video below took place around 2:15 a.m. at Fischman’s Food Center at 442116th Avenue, and at a deli at 1605 46th Street.

Other places spray-painted by the suspects included the Irgun Shiurai Torah synagogue, Mikvah Israel bathhouse, an office building and a van parked near the Montauk High Schoo in the neighborhood. Residents and local politicians were appalled: “These are people who don’t really understand our culture and how we live,” Moshe Zwolinski told the Post. “We hope that they will enlighten themselves.”

“We aren’t really paying attention,” Suri bas-Chana told Tabletmag. “We go about our lives as if anti-Semitism can’t touch us here in the United States.” City Council member David Greenfield said that there is a $1,000 reward for any information regarding the graffiti.


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