The New York City Police Department arrested a Democratic activist on Friday night for allegedly vandalizing a synagogue in New York City with vile anti-Semitic messages. This comes just days after 11 people were murdered at a Pittsburgh synagogue in what was the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history.
Authorities arrested 26-year-old James Polite, a former volunteer on Obama’s first presidential campaign, for allegedly vandalizing Brooklyn’s Union Temple on Thursday with anti-Semitic messages that included “die Jew rats we are here,” “Jews better be ready,” and “Hitler.”
UPDATE: The individual wanted for anti-Semitic graffiti at Union Temple in #Brooklyn has been APPREHENDED thanks to the hard working officers that are out there every day and night keeping this city safe. #NYPDProtecting https://t.co/zLFiDe2GCp
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Polite interned with Christine C. Quinn, the former Democratic Speaker of the New York City Council, for several years and worked “on initiatives to combat hate crime[s],” The New York Times reported in 2017.
According to the DCNF, Polite wrote a post this week that stated: “A dream with eyes wide open. civil war is here. Nobody gotta die. Mexico, latin America, carribean vs. Jew n***er pigs. One person touch me this whole shit a smoking.”- READ MORE