United States / 09-08-2012
Brooklyn, NY - A Brooklyn Holocaust Memorial was defaced Wednesday with F-word graffiti and a mocking Star of David over the monument’s inscribed names.
Police responded to a call for a possible bias incident at the park, located on West End Avenue between Emmons Avenue and Shore Boulevard. A vandal had spray-painted the word “Fuck” next to a Star of David on the base of the Eternal Light – the centerpiece of the memorial – according to Councilman Michael Nelson’s chief of staff, Chaim Deutsch.
Police are currently on the scene, though it’s unclear if the incident will be investigated as a bias crime. We are awaiting a response from NYPD.