Nov 11 2011
Three cars were burnt and property vandalized with swastikas and anti-Semitic slurs overnight in Brooklyn. Authorities have classified the attack as a hate crime.
(Amazing, I thought ‘hate crime’ designations were the exclusive property of muslims now?)
NY POST The incident occurred along a tree-lined stretch of Ocean Parkway in the Midwood section flanked by synagogues and yeshivas that serve the neighborhood’s largely Orthodox community.
The attack shocked residents in the normally quiet neighborhood and several noted that it came on the anniversary of the infamous “Kristallnacht” attack on Jews in November 1938. The “Kristallnacht” attack was a series of attacks of Jews and their property during the early days of Nazi Germany.
The fires broke out near 907 Ocean Parkway around 5:30 a.m., authorities said. “KKK” was spray-painted across a van and benches were marred by references to the “SS” and scrawled with swastikas. “F–k Jews” was spray-painted on the sidewalk.
The NYPD still has investigators at the scene and a heightened police presence in the neighborhood, and said the incident is being investigated by the department’s hate crimes task force.
New York City Councilman David Greenfield says his office is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the attack.
The councilman said he was briefed by police on the attack this morning and has been assured that “every resource” was being dedicated to apprehend those responsible. Hillel Stein, 27, lifelong resident, also drew an eerie comparison to anniversary of the Nazi-era anti-Semitic attacks.