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02-05-2017, 03:56 PM

Police Release Video of Suspect in Hate-Crime Vandalism at Chicago Loop Synagogue
A $500 reward:) is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the offender

Authorities have released video of a suspect wanted in connection with the vandalism of a synagogue in downtown Chicago on Saturday.

Around 12:20 a.m., officers responded to a call at 16 S. Clark St. in the city's Loop, police said. There they found that the front window of the Chicago Loop Synagogue had been broken and two swastika stickers were posted on the front door.

On Saturday afternoon, officials released surveillance video showing someone pulling up to the scene in a dark SUV, which police said may have been a Toyota Highlander, and exiting the vehicle from the driver's side.

The offender can be seen placing the stickers on the entrance, then using a metal object to strike the adjacent window twice, shattering the glass.



The American Jewish Committee, a national advocacy group, condemned the attack, saying it came amid a rise in incidents of anti-Semitism across the country.:rolleyes:

The Bobster
02-05-2017, 04:07 PM

New Yorkers band together to clean Swastika-covered subway car
By Sophia Rosenbaum (Oy!)
February 5, 2017 | 2:21pm | Updated

New Yorkers clean anti-Semitic messages left on subway car

New Yorkers teamed up to remove swastikas and anti-Semitic messages scrawled onto a subway — less than a day after the Nazi symbol was found on a separate train.

The story of straphangers springing into action to eliminate the hate-covered train car went viral Sunday after one of the passengers shared it on Facebook.

“I got on the subway in Manhattan tonight and found a Swastika on every advertisement and every window. The train was silent as everyone stared at each other, uncomfortable and unsure what to do,” Gregory Locke wrote on Friday.

One of the riders broke the silence and revealed his plan, telling his fellow passengers, “Hand sanitizer gets rid of Sharpie. We need alcohol.”

The man found a few tissues and then the crew of strangers “got to work,” Locke said.

“I’ve never seen so many people simultaneously reach into their bags and pockets looking for tissues and Purel. Within about two minutes, all the Nazi symbolism was gone,” he wrote.

Photos included in the social media post showed one of the passengers wiping off “Jews belong in the oven” with a Swastika under it that was scrawled onto a subway map.

“Nazi symbolism. On a public train. In New York City. in 2017,” Locke wrote.

On Thursday evening, a passenger discovered a swastika drawn in green marker on a US flag in a northbound B train car.

But it wasn’t visible for long — riders covered it in black marker and wrote “LOVE” across it.

“This is what New Yorkers do — we turn hate into love,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement about the incident. “That is our message to the nation and to the world. And we won’t back down. Not now, not ever.”

A passenger on Locke’s train seemed resigned to the idea that events like this will be commonplace in “Trump’s America,” :rolleyes: but he also refused to let hate win. :rolleyes:

“Not as long as stubborn New Yorkers have anything to say about it,” Locke wrote.

The social media post has already racked up more than 376,000 reactions and nearly 260,000 shares on Facebook.