Police Investigate Racist, Anti-Semitic Images In Northeast Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police are investigating half a dozen incidents of racial and anti-Semitic hate slogans, images and slurs that have been spray painted at six separate locations across Northeast Philadelphia within the last two weeks.

“I just wanted to know who it was,” victim Christina Green said. “I just wanted it to stop, and I was hoping it wouldn’t happen to anyone else in the neighborhood.”

Green called 9-1-1 over the weekend when her car was broken into and she spotted swastikas on her neighbor’s cars.

“There has not been one iota of racial trouble that I know of,” said Gregory Hilliard of Northeast Philadelphia.


A Kinder Academy Bus on Horrocks Street had to be wiped clean of the slurs that were on it.

“I just think it’s horrible, there’s no need for it, especially when we have a child care center with all denominations of everybody here on it,” said Green.

Police are investigating all of the incidents, trying to figure out if they’re connected in any way and despite the fact that at least three of them happened within a five-mile radius, they don’t believe there’s a link.

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  1. Grant says:

    “… Police are investigating all of the incidents, trying to figure out if they’re connected in any way and despite the fact that at least three of them happened within a five-mile radius, they don’t believe there’s a link….”

    Why not?

  2. Guess Who says:

    Pathetic excuses for swazis. This is news?

  3. Anonymous! says:

    This is not a hate crime! A filipino, quite a few whites and quite a few blacks were hit. We are dealing with a teenager who got a hold of his father’s garage keys!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hate comes from ignorance and prejudice. Some people were raised and trained to hate certain people. Hate is not born into a person. Hate is learned. There are certain parents and grandparents who actually TEACH their children and grandchildren to hate certain other people. This is 2011. And, as much as I don’t like to say it, hate isn’t going anywhere. It’s such a pitiful shame. We’ve come this far in time, but, for prejudice and ignorance, hate goes on. :-(

  5. Melissa M. says:

    Al Sharpton, are you going to help us?

  6. Pamela Bunting Lewis says:

    Apparently there is an anti-Semetic feeling there. Why? What is the cause of it? That may lead you to the hate crimes. Why do they hate? Pamela Bunting Lewis

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