Man Sentenced To Jail For Painting Swastika On Jewish Neighbors’ Home


A man who painted a swastika on a New York family’s home was sentenced to six months in jail and five years’ probation, the New York Jewish Week reports.

James Rizzo Jr., who was 37 at the time of his arrest in October, told police at the time that he knew the Staten Island family was Jewish “because of the way they spoke.” He misspelled a Jewish slur on the garage.

Rizzo, who served the jail time while awaiting trial, pleaded guilty last month in State Supreme court to third-degree criminal mischief as a hate crime, the Staten Island Advance reported.



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