Jewish cemetery in Brooklyn vandalized
New York police: Jewish cemetery damage wasn’t caused by vandalismThe New York police stated that the damage caused to a local Jewish cemetery occurred due to poor weather and the maintenance conditions at the place.
The damaged tombstones in a Jewish cemetery in Brooklyn was not caused by vandalism, the New York Police Department determined. They added that the damage was likely caused by poor weather combined with the maintenance conditions at the place, a fact that was confirmed by the managers of the cemetery.
The graves in the New York cemetery, which is mostly used by local Jews, were found damaged and the local police opened up a hate crime investigation following the incident.
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New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind posted images of the damaged tombstones on social media sites and called for a further investigation into the incident. The incident happened in the background of a series of anti-Semitic incidents within the country. Over the past few weeks, Jewish cemeteries were vandalized in Rochester, Philadelphia and St. Louis.
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