Vandals spray swastikas in NY Jewish area

Mayor Bloomberg says "there is no place for acts of hate in New York City," following vandalism; police investigating as hate crime.

June 16, 2012 03:04
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New York City Police were investigating the spray-painting of six swastikas in the predominantly Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Borough Park in Brooklyn on Friday, including on one synagogue.

Local politicians were quick to condemn the Nazi symbols.

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"There is no place for acts of hate in New York City," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement.

A hate crimes task force was investigating the vandalism, local media reported.

In addition to the synagogue, the swastikas were found on the wall of a school, a deli and a number of businesses, NBC New York reported.

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