All The Swastikas And Broken Glass Since Charlottesville

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The ADL has kept a list:

  • On Aug. 13, a man made an obscene gesture to a security camera outside a Philadelphia synagogue. He then urinated on the synagogue. 

  • On Aug. 13, someone drew a swastika on the door of a woman’s home in Manistee County, Michigan. 

  • On Aug. 14, a 17-year-old boy allegedly threw a rock at the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston, shattering one of the memorial’s glass panels. (In June, a 21-year-old man was arrested for doing the same thing.) 

  • On Aug. 15, a 37-year-old man was arrested for damaging flowers that had been left at the memorial. 

  • On Aug. 15, the anti-Semitic slur “KIKE” was spray-painted on a building in Washington, D.C. 

  • On Aug. 15, a swastika and the words “WAR IS COMING!” were spray-painted on a wooden neighborhood fence in Bakersfield, California. 

  • On Aug. 15, a swastika was found painted on a high school in Santa Rosa, California. 

  • On Aug. 15 or 16, someone spray-painted swastikas on the driveway of a home in Lakewood, Ohio. Earlier that week, someone smashed in the windows of that family’s car. 

  • On Aug. 15, someone shattered the glass doors at a synagogue in Queens. 

  • On Aug. 16, a swastika and the initials “SS” were spray-painted on palm trees in Miami. 

  • On Aug. 16, a large swastika and the word “Trump” were spray-painted near Goleta, California.

  • On Aug. 16, a swastika was painted on a restaurant in New Milford, Connecticut. 

  • On Aug. 17, an unidentified vandal threw rocks at the glass windows of a synagogue in Alameda, California, shattering them. 

  • On Aug. 18, a swastika was discovered on a sign in a park in Conejo Valley, California. 

  • On Aug. 18, a neo-Nazi hung banners reading “UnJew Humanity” and “Jewish Financing Available” from a highway overpass near Springfield, Oregon.

  • On Aug. 18, 15 swastikas and messages including “Jews die” were found spray-painted at a skate park in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

  • On Aug. 18, swastikas were spray-painted on a sidewalk near a bus stop in Bellevue, Washington. 

  • On Aug. 19, swastikas and the word “Trump” were spray-painted on a street in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 

  • On Aug. 19 or 20, someone spray-painted a swastika on a sidewalk outside an Orthodox synagogue in Scranton, Pennsylvania. 

  • On Aug. 19 or 20, anti-Semitic flyers bearing the name of the white supremacist group American Vanguard were posted at multiple locations in Asbury Park, New Jersey. 

  • On Aug. 20, a family in Westerville, Ohio, discovered the word “Jew” written in shaving cream near their driveway. Their neighbors also found Nazi flyers in their front lawns. 

  • On Aug. 21, a swastika was found carved into the green at a golf course in Lakeville, Minnesota. 

  • On Aug. 21, a swastika was painted on a sidewalk near an elementary school in Las Vegas. 

  • On Aug. 21, swastikas and a bomb threat were discovered carved into the walls of a Washington State University dormitory in Pullman, Washington, prompting an evacuation. 

  • On Aug. 22, a 24-year-old man was arrested for spray-painting swastikas, “Heil Hitler” and other messages specifically targeting Jews and blacks at multiple locations in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. The man claimed to be associated with white supremacist groups. 

The ADL cautions that it is impossible to directly link these anti-Semitic incidents to what happened in Charlottesville “without knowing the full motives of the perpetrators behind the attacks.” 

You can read the rest at the Huffington Post.

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