“NYPD has launched an investigation into a possible hate crime”
Are we to believe there are people at Columbia who would carry out such a hateful act, or will we eventually learn that this was another hoax?
Jewish professor finds swastikas spray-painted on her office walls at Columbia’s Teachers College
The NYPD has launched an investigation into a possible hate crime after a Columbia University professor’s office was vandalized with two spray-painted swastikas and a derogatory word aimed at Jewish people.
Professor Elizabeth Midlarsky, who is Jewish and has published various articles related to the Holocaust, told CNN, “I opened the outer door and almost passed out,” when she saw the two swastikas spray-painted in red.
Midlarsky, who has worked at the university’s Teachers College for 28 years, reported the incident to security and received support from staff before being brought home by a van.
“I was so shaky, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it,” she said.
Thomas Bailey, the president of Columbia’s Teachers College said in a statement Wednesday, “We unequivocally condemn any expression of hatred, which has no place in our society. We are outraged and horrified by this act of aggression and use of this vile anti-Semitic symbol against a valued member of our community.” Bailey added that they are working with police to find the perpetrator.
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