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United States / 10-03-2017

Antisemitic bias incident

Source: twcnews

Pittsfield, Mass. – Pittsfield police say a man has told them he printed antisemitic messages and left them on cars for "shock value."


The investigation began in February when Virginia O'Leary reported to Pittsfield police she found a parking receipt on her windshield with the words "Kill the Jew" written on it.


Police used surveillance video from the North Street area where she was parked and found a suspect.


Police say during questioning, 27-year-old Joshua Tagge told them he printed that receipt and another.


He said he placed them on cars for shock value.


Police expect to charge Tagge with threat to commit a crime and a civil rights violation.