Brooklyn lawmakers are vowing to find those responsible after six swastikas were found painted on multiple locations in Borough Park Friday morning.
David Haddad, 56, was arrested for allegedly making anti-Semitic phone calls to elderly women and vandalized the inside of an apartment building.
A Manhattan man has been arrested in connection with a series of hate crimes. The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force has been investigating a number of hate crimes in the city since early December, including a number of anti-Semitic phone calls as well as anti-Semitic graffiti and vandalism.
Whereas the infamous Nazi swastika has points that seem to face clockwise, earrings that were for sale at the shop face counter-clockwise.
Police sources said the firebombing was not likely a hate crime, but an insurance scam, and could have manufactured by someone outside the community.
Swastikas have been scrolled in white grease paint on the windows of a Japanese bookstore and clothing store on 41st Street and 6th Avenue, where several rabbis and Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer gathered Tuesday to say ‘enough.’
According to detectives, a 63-year-old woman in Sea Cliff discovered a swastika drawn in black marker on a panel of her garage door.
The graffiti includes swastikas, the numbers “420,” the words “White Knight” and the letters “WK.”
Community and church leaders joined members of the Jewish community to rededicate Temple Beth-El and demonstrate their “solidarity against hate.”
Police in New Jersey are looking for the vandals who painted swastikas outside of synagogues in Hackensack and Maywood.
Franco Rodriguez, 40, has been charged with graffiti as a hate crime for allegedly spray painting swastikas on a library, synagogue and church in Jackson Heights.
At least three cars were torched and dozens of pieces of anti-Semitic graffiti were plastered along benches along Ocean Parkway between Avenues I and J early Friday morning.
Police are checking surveillance cameras to see if they can identify who would have painted swastikas on two libraries and a synagogue in Queens.
Police investigate whether two swastika graffiti incidents are connected.
There have been vicious attacks, taunts and vandalism. Edison resident are haunted by recent incidents of anti-Semitism. Now police are taking extra steps to protect the community during the high holy days.