Less than a week after an alleged hate crime attack in a Brooklyn neighborhood, another has been perpetrated.
Vandals attacked the Avenue J subway sign in the Midwood section of the New York borough early Wednesday morning, spray painting it to read “Avenue JEW.”
Last week three cars were set afire in the neighborhood, several blocks from the new vandalism. The sidewalk and park benches nearby also were spray-painted with anti-Semitic graffiti, including “F— the Jews” and Nazi swastikas. “KKK” was painted on a nearby van.
The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.
“Education and vigilance are our only weapons in fighting against this blatant hatred,” State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) said, according to reports. “We must send a message to those who perpetrate these vile acts that we will not tolerate their behavior.