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60 Headstones Toppled; Police Say No Hate Crime

Some 60 headstones were toppled in a Jewish cemetery in Hartford, CT, but local police say they do not believe a hate crime was committed.

From the JTA:

The damage at the Ateres Knesseth Israel Cemetery was discovered on Friday, when a relative of someone buried there visited the gravesite.

The woman who made the discovery told police that when she visited the cemetery on Monday, five days earlier, she had not seen any such damage, according to reports.

Most of the 60 gravestones reportedly can be reset on their bases, but at least two were shattered.

The cost to repair the damage is estimated at up to $10,000.

Hartford Police told the daily newspaper, the Hartford Courant, that there is no evidence that the vandalism is a hate crime since no anti-Semitic graffiti was found at the scene. There were no security cameras in place at the cemetery.

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  • 1. ? wrote:

    where were the surveillance cameras? did anyone nearby there see anything on their surveillance cameras?

    • 2. Milhouse wrote:

      Since when do cemeteries have cameras all over? And who would be there to have cameras?

  • 3. hopeful wrote:

    Realy now? It was done at a jewish cemetary, But no, it’s not a hate crime. What then is it? Love? Just plain vandalizm?

    • 4. Milhouse wrote:

      Probably. What makes you suspect otherwise? Are you under the delusion that Jews are somehow magically immune to all crimes except those motivated by antisemitism?


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