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“Nazi graffiti, in the form of swastikas, were etched into playground equipment at Kings Park Park and painted on a sign at the Kings Park library”

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See below for statements on the latest anti-Semitic activity in the northern Virginia area. Recall that back in early October,  Nazi swastikas were drawn on the Jewish Community Center in Fairfax. To my knowledge, nobody’s ever been apprehended/charged in that crime. Hopefully, someone will be caught this time around…

Braddock Supervisor John Cook (R):

“Today, some concerned citizens brought to my attention that Nazi graffiti, in the form of swastikas, were etched into playground equipment at Kings Park Park and painted on a sign at the Kings Park library. My office immediately reported the incidents to Fairfax Police and I requested that a criminal investigation be conducted. If you have any information regarding these incidents, please contact the West Springfield Police Station at 703-691-2131. Last fall, in response to swastikas painted at the Jewish Community Center, I scheduled a meeting of the Board of Supervisor’s Public Safety Committee, which I chair, to discuss the subject of hate crimes. We learned at that meeting that the incidence of reported hate crimes is on the rise nationally and in Fairfax County. Today’s incidents are yet another reminder that we have significant work to do in our culture to combat all forms of hatred and discrimination. Please continue to report to my office and the police any incidents of hate crimes, or any other crimes, in Braddock District, and continue to work to bring more respect to our interactions with each other. Hate is a destructive force that I condemn fully, but it will take all of us to make our culture more respectful of all people.”

House Democratic Leader Eileen Filler-Corn:

“I am shocked and deeply saddened to learn that anti-Semitic graffiti, in the form of swastikas, was painted on a sign at Kings Park Library, in the 41st district & etched into playground equipment at Kings Park Park. I stand strongly with our community. This hate does NOT represent us nor our values.”

Braddock District Supervisor candidate James Walkinshaw (D): “I just learned via Braddock Supervisor John C. Cook that Nazi graffiti was etched into playground equipment at Kings Park Park and sprayed on a sign at Kings Park Library. I join him in condemning this repugnant hate crime. Whoever did this should know that your ideology will gain no traction here. You only strengthen our resolve to unify. If you have any information regarding these incidents, please contact the West Springfield Police Station at 703-691-2131.”