For Immediate Release
HIKIND TO PERPS: WE WILL FIND AND PROSECUTE YOU
Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is vowing to find the perpetrators who painted swastikas in multiple locations in Borough Park last night. The discovery was made this morning when a resident saw a swastika painted on a 16th Avenue synagogue and called Assemblyman Hikind at his home. Four additional swastikas were soon discovered.
“What kind of sick person does this in a neighborhood of Holocaust survivors?” demanded the Assemblyman. “This is yet another example of the type of hate crimes that result from bigoted rhetoric. There will be no tolerance for hatred here and our community will address this from top to bottom. We’ll show that we’re serious about prosecuting criminals who would hurt us with their vile actions.”
The Assemblyman said law enforcement was immediately notified and a search is underway for the individual(s) who painted the swastikas.
“Hate crimes aimed specifically at the innocent people of this neighborhood are precisely why we need heightened security,” said Assemblyman Hikind. “The Security Initiative that is being put in place will go a long way towards protecting Borough Park and Midwood residents.