Los Angeles – A man an accused of scrawling anti-Semitic graffiti outside a Jewish-owned business in Van Nuys has been charged with multiple hate crimes by Los Angeles city prosecutors.
Amos Hason, 49, allegedly painted swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti on a fence and trash bin behind the plumbing business. Surveillance video from the site shows a man writing graffiti on two occasions, prosecutors said.
Among the scrawlings were the words: “Adolf was right. Kill Jews!” with a swastika at the end.
“If you commit an act of hate, there will be swift and decisive consequences,” said City Atty. Mike Feuer in an interview. The city’s top prosecutor said the six charges and the prospect of three years in prison for Hason, if convicted, reflects the seriousness of the crime. “This case is a stark reminder that there is still hate in our society and we must strike back against it every time it emerges,” he said. Read more at the Los Angeles Times.