By COLlive reporter
Is a swastika, made famous by the German Nazi Party, a symbol of Jewish hate?
An officer of the New York Police Department that responded to a call about a swastika drawn in an apartment building in Crown Heights, didn’t think so.
The offensive graffiti was discovered on Friday night by Jewish residents. “We had some guests over for the meal,” a tenant told COLlive. “When the meal was over, they left and they notified us that in our stairway there are swastikas.”
She said they were debating whether to call the police on Shabbos, since it wasn’t a life threatening emergency. They ended up calling on Sunday morning.
“They came fast and they took my husband’s information,” she said. “But after that, they said that it is not a hate crime because the building’s residence is half black and half Jewish.”
Hours later, the NYPD contacted them again and sent a captain. “They are now calling it a hate crime and contacted the Hate Crimes Task Force.”