The suspect in the vandalism of a New York synagogue was a Democratic activist and former City Hall intern who worked on anti-hate crime issues, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.
A political event with two Democratic candidates at the Union Temple of Brooklyn was canceled Friday after attendees found graffiti saying “Die Jew Rats” and “Hitler,” which one of the candidates said highlighted the need to vote out “hate.”
Police arrested 26-year old James Polite, based on security footage found at the scene of the crime. Polite, a “queer” black man informally adopted by a Jewish couple, and The New York Times’ charity, the Neediest Cases, which helped pay for him to go to college to learn African American studies, is also suspected of setting fires at “seven shuls and yeshivas in Williamsburg” that same night.
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