QUEENS (VINnews) — A Jewish resident of Fresh Meadows in Queens woke up Monday morning to find anti-Semitic messages scrawled on his vehicle.
The despicable messages were scrawled onto several seats inside the vehicle.
A message sent out by the community read as follows:
One of our community members woke up to this in the morning.
It happened in fresh Meadows.
We will be contacting the precinct.
We need to take more action as a community.
Unfortunately these tragedies are getting worse and getting close to home.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force to investogate the incident.
“I am disgusted by the reports of swastikas and hateful language found written inside a car that was broken into in Queens this morning,” Cuomo said. “These blatant anti-Semitic acts are meant to instill fear and feed the cancer of hate that has become pervasive across this nation in recent years. I stand with all New Yorkers in condemning these hateful acts — whether they be in the form of graffiti or violence — and we will continue to call them out whenever and wherever we see them. I am directing the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to assist the NYPD in their investigation to ensure the person responsible for this vile act is held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”
Assemblyman Daniel Rosenthal tweeted about the incident, saying “Yet another antisemitic attack. This time in our own backyard. We must be able to feel safe in our neighborhoods. We must do more. This trajectory is unsustainable and unacceptable.”
Yet another antisemitic attack. This time in our own backyard. We must be able to feel safe in our neighborhoods. We must do more. This trajectory is unsustainable and unacceptable. pic.twitter.com/TXzX2RAzuh
— Daniel Rosenthal (@DanRosenthalNYC) January 13, 2020