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Vandals deface Ruth Bader Ginsburg posters in NYC with Nazi symbols



The New York Police Department’s hate crimes unit is investigating after a poster of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was defaced with a swastika, a sexist epithet, and an anti-Semitic insult.

A commuter tweeted a photo to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the police on Wednesday showing the defaced poster located on a Brooklyn subway platform, according to WNBC.

“DIE, JEW B—-” was written across the image of Ginsburg. There was a swastika over her mouth.

The MTA tweeted a response and later followed up saying that the defaced poster, which was for the 2018 book “The Unstoppable Ruth Bader Ginsburg: American Icon,” was cleaned up after the New York Police Department finished collecting evidence.

“Again, we regret that our customers were exposed to this hate speech, and thank you for notifying us,” the MTA said on Twitter.

The NYPD tweeted that the hate crimes and transit divisions were looking into the matter, adding, “There is no room for hate in NYC.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio also weighed, calling Justice Ginsburg “the very best of our city.”

“We’ll find whoever is responsible for this anti-Semitic trash and ensure they face consequences for trying to spread hate in New York City,” de Blasio said in a tweet. “If you have any information on this despicable act, please contact the NYPD.”

There has been an increase in hate crimes in New York, according to The New York Times, including anti-Semitic acts. As of March 10, there were 86 hate crimes reported in New York City. The police told The Times that it was an increase of 62%, compared to the same time last year.

Sixty percent of the crimes reported so far this year were anti-Semitic in nature.

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