Teens Arrested for Bialystoker Shul Swastika


bialystoker-shulThe NYPD has arrested two teens who have been terrorizing Jewish residents and sites on the lower East Side with eggs, smoke bombs and swastikas. The youngsters kicked off the anti-Semitic spree at 1 p.m. Thursday when, armed with a magic marker and a smoke bomb, they scrawled a swastika on a wall at the United Hebrew Center on East Broadway, police said. They set off the smoke device, too, before bolting. An hour later at the Bialystoker Shul, the teens drew another swastika and wrote a slur on a wall (see original report here). They later hurled eggs at the shul, cops said.The kids – a 15-year-old Asian male and a 16-year-old black male – were charged with aggravated harassment, criminal mischief and reckless endangerment, all as hate crimes.

“This is a desecration of God, no matter what your religion,” said Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who has attended the Willet St. shul since he was 4 years old.

 {NY Daily News/Matzav.com Newscenter}