Jewish cemetery headstones defaced with swastikas, anti-Semitic messages: Police

A hate crime investigation is underway after 59 headstones were defaced and two were knocked over at a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts, according to local police.
1:35 | 03/20/19

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Transcript for Jewish cemetery headstones defaced with swastikas, anti-Semitic messages: Police
As suspicious. Anti semitism reaching in its ugly head again I hate crime. On holy ground. Vandals big X desecrated Hebrew cemetery in Fall River over the weekend. Pushing overhead stilts and scrolling swastika eyes and messages of pew or a tree. Seeing someone right expelled did you. And Hitler was right and Heil Hitler on Jewish grave stones. It is. It's really is it's a scary thing. We determine or for 25 at stones have been a victim of either being pushed over what had been defaced with a black magic marker some of the graves date back to a more hateful time in America's history. In the years since the country had been moving in a more tolerance direction. Or so people here had hoped its its its shocking it said. We have dedicated the entire detective division right now and trying to get to the bottom ends today Fall River police were canvassing the cemetery. Catalog the damage and looking for any clues as to who's responsible for the hate crime. But even when the case is salt the psychological damage will remain I think about deport people. Bush family did relatives are buried here who came from. Out of poverty in Europe to make that'll exemption which helped build America in this ordinance but. A reward is being offered for information leading to arrest in this case call fall were for police if you have any information. Reporting a Fall River targets gave XWCVB. News center for.

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