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Noted bigot: Cops seek suspect who posted anti-Semitic note on wall at Jewish Children’s Museum in Crown Heights

The museum staff reportedly set up the mural to encourage people to post good resolutions on it.
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Cops are hunting the lowlife who left an anti-Semitic Post-it note that read “Hitler is coming” on a billboard outside the Jewish Children’s Museum on Eastern Parkway on May 30.

Witnesses reportedly saw a teenage girl writing the note on the wall — where the organization has invited passersby to leave Post-its describing how they would transform the world — at around 8 p.m. Onlookers put up a search for the vandal, but she had already left the scene, according to the local Jewish news site Collive.com.

Police are currently anticipating a harassment charge — not vandalism — due to the semi-public nature of the wall, according to a police spokesman.

“My understanding this is an area where people were welcome to come and leave notes,” said Det. Michael DeBonis. “It isn’t a traditional vandalism, or graffiti.”

The case is being pursued by the department’s Hate Crimes Task Force, and any charges issued may be upgraded if investigators can prove bias in the incident, DeBonis said.

The museum’s spokesperson did not return requests for comment.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo condemned the act and directed the state’s Hate Crimes Task Force to assist NYPD with their investigation.

“To ensure those responsible for this heinous act are held accountable to the fullest extent of the law, I am directing the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to immediately provide the NYPD with any resources needed to assist in the investigation of this incident,” Cuomo said in a May 30 statement. “Now and always, there is no place for hate in our state.”

The state’s commander-in-chief noted the rise of anti-Semitic episodes across the country, calling for both unity — and condemnation.

“In the wake of a rise in anti-Semitic and other hate crimes in our nation, it is more important than ever that we stand united to condemn these despicable acts of violence and root out hate in all its forms,” the pol said.

The event comes just more than a week after another malcontent drew a swastika on a Jewish community center in Clinton Hill.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Updated 8:15 am, June 3, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Good people on all sides. Welcome to trumps AmeriKKKa. Antisemitism attacks have increased to unfathomable amounts under drumpfs regime. Thanks to all the idiots who voted for him.
June 3, 2019, 6:37 am
Avi from Kensington says:
I don't get what the big deal is or how they could conceivably catch the perpetrator (if you want to call it that). Sorry, but I'm a lay-low kind of Jew. I've never been a victim of an anti-Semitic act. You put yourself and your billboard with free post-it notes "out there" you got this. I don't think the person who put up the note is going to attack anybody in the near future.
June 3, 2019, 10:15 am
Abel from Flatbush says:
Funny how President Trump is so popular in the Jewish community. Perhaps it’s because we know the real antisemites reside on the left these days.
June 3, 2019, 10:44 am
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Oh really? Do you have a source for that BS? https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/03/22/sorry-president-trump-heres-why-american-jews-arent-abandoning-democratic-party/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.93531a9942d4
June 3, 2019, 11:17 am
Abel from Flatbush says:
Lecturing people about antisemitism using the name of an infamous bigot is typical of the tyrannical left. Go look at the voting maps from the Jewish communities in NYC in the 2016 election, bigot.
June 3, 2019, 11:45 am
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
You're absolutely right Abel, facts are hard for trump supporters to comprehend. They aren't the brightest bunch after all.
June 3, 2019, 12:48 pm
BKMan in Prospect Heights from HIPBK says:
@ABEL and @AVI For Avi, if you wear sabel hats or any of the typical Hassid/Orthodox garb your practically wearing a target on your back. For Abel, it's conservative Jews that are basically selling the rope the Aryans will hang them by.
June 3, 2019, 2:01 pm
Freud from Your unconscious says:
I used to write a lot about this thanatos thing... what, you say? NO, NOT THE MARVEL COMIX CHARACTER, YOU IDIOTS! ( slaps palms against face, freeze frame).
June 3, 2019, 2:56 pm
Chaim from Midwood says:
That stick it note was probably left there by some transplant that learned their hatred from their Jew hating college professors.
June 3, 2019, 3:05 pm
Henry Finkelstein from Sheepshead Bay says:
Graffitti is not violence no matter what our pandering governor might think. Those Jewish Kids are tough. They can dish it out as well as take it. They know that sticks and stones can break your bones but nasty words can't really harm you. Chicken littles and boys who cry wolf are the bigger problem here and the media , politicians and special interest just make a bad situation worse.
June 3, 2019, 3:43 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Pipe down, fecelstain!
June 3, 2019, 3:45 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Pipe down, fecelstain!
June 3, 2019, 4:10 pm
James Maggio from Marine Park says:
Probably just a teen-ager with a magic marker who thinks he is funny. This is not political as some would try to make it out. When caught, the perp will probably get to do community service and his parents will get to pay a fine. This is not a capital crime in the least. So many things worse are happening all over the world as well as in the city
June 3, 2019, 4:13 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Thank goodness James Maggio can put us at ease now. What problem will he tackle next?
June 3, 2019, 4:18 pm
Avi from Kensington says:
I am Hasidic and I dress that way as well. I mind my own business and don't cry wolf. I don't believe I'm entitled to special privileges. I say greet bus drivers and train conductors and thank them. The way I behave makes my attire irrelevant.
June 3, 2019, 5:40 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Avi, I thought you guys wern't allowed to use the internet?
June 3, 2019, 6:08 pm
SCR from Realityville says:
There does seem to be a connection between the election of President Donald Trump,and soaring anti-Semitism. In NYC/NY state,anti-Semite incidents,have roughly doubled;since 2016. Yet,there's little or any evidence,that Trump;is an anti-Semite. Perhaps,these soaring openly anti-Jewish incidents,come from what parents say about them;in front of their children? For example,the Jews are christ-killers,money misers;or slumlords. This certainly,was an a major source of open anti-Semitism,back in the 1960s;and the 1970s. The only difference,is that such attitudes are taught mainly,in Hispanuc homes;as opposed back then-to mainly Irish and Italian homes. Unlike,other places,there is little evidence of strong anti-Semitism;from the Left-Wing. This includes,anti-Zionism.
June 3, 2019, 7:16 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Does SCR from Realityville have a source for his racist rant?
June 3, 2019, 8:19 pm
Avi from Kensington says:
I guess when you lay low people make less of a fuss...
June 4, 2019, 9:20 am
Ms. Me from Bay Ridge says:
Why is this a police matter? Just take the note off! Don't the police have more pressing concerns than a piece of paper?
June 5, 2019, 6:41 am
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
With the rise of anti-Semitism occurring around the world, I doubt whoever placed that note was making a joke, and as an Israeli-born Jew this needs to stop right now.
June 9, 2019, 1:29 pm

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