By COLlive reporter
A Jewish family was shocked to find a Swastika drawn in the snow on the hood of their car which was parked in Crown Heights on Thursday.
The car had been parked on Malbone Street in Crown Heights, just down the street from the 71st Precinct on Empire Boulevard.
Earlier on Thursday, Councilmember Chaim Deutsch condemned the “disturbing rise” of hate crimes in New York, “which are impossible to miss.”
“In just the first two months of 2019, there has been nearly one hate crime every single day,” Deutsch said.
In response to an incident yesterday in which a 12 year old child was arrested in Queens for graffitiing swastikas and anti-Semitic symbols all over a school playground, Deutsch is co-hosting a rally against hate with Councilmember Karen Koslowitz.
“This demonstrates the clear need to educate kids while they are young about the importance of respecting others, and understanding the impact that hate can have,’ Deutsch said.
“This Sunday, I’ll be doing something that’s never been done before in New York City. Along with my colleague, Councilmember Karen Koslowitz, I’ll be co-hosting a rally against hate that will be run by youth leaders from across the City. These teenagers and young adults will speak up about what their generation can do to fight back against hatred and prejudice. These kids are uniquely situated to be positive role models for their peers,” Deutsch said.
“People always ask me what they can do to get involved. Here’s your opportunity! I urge you to join us at our rally, to support and empower our youth to send a strong message that our city is united in our condemnation of these hate crimes.”
The rally will take place on Sunday, March 3rd | 12:00pm | Madison High School Lobby, 3787 Bedford Avenue (corner Avenue P).
Some reserved street parking will be available