A Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn saw swastikas etched into multiple spots on newly poured concrete, said NY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) who contacted the police regarding the incident. The perpetrator was caught on private video surveillance cameras sneaking past a taped-off area of wet cement and painstakingly drawing swastika after swastika into numerous sidewalk flags in front of 242 Newkirk Avenue.
“What has happened to society that people take any pleasure in spreading hate?” asked Assemblyman Hikind. “Imagine the reaction of Holocaust survivors and their descendants who live in this community when they come across these symbols of hate? This was a purposeful determination to hurt people. But the surprise will be on the vandal who brought this hate crime to this neighborhood. He was caught clearly on video.”
Assemblyman Hikind immediately contacted the NYPD’s 70th precinct and shared the videos that had been provided to his office. “Our community supports and works with the police,” said Hikind. “I have great confidence that the perpetrator of this hate crime will be caught.”