Hate Crimes Minus 42
According to various Jewish groups, hate crimes against Jews have risen dramatically since The Donald became president. You can now safely scratch out 42 anti-Jew hate crimes:
Police and the general manager of a Jewish cemetery in Brooklyn said that 42 fallen headstones were not caused by vandals, saying Sunday that the memorials had naturally tipped over due to age — though some elected officials were calling for an investigation, anyway.
“It definitely was not vandalism,” Marisa Tarantino, general manager of the Washington Cemetery on Bay Parkway in Midwood, told reporters.
“The older sections, as the stones wear, they do fall over or are unstable,” she continued. “What we do is we lay them across the grave to keep them memorialized rather than taking (them) away.”
A police spokesman agreed.
Seems like an open and shut
casket case, doesn’t it? Not so fast. Something is not kosher here:
But later Sunday, a trio of officials stood outside the 100-acre property, demanding an investigation.
“Nobody wants to jump to conclusions,” said state Assemblyman Dov Hikind. “In light of everything going on in the country, we wanted to see what this was all about.
“There are many tombstones that clearly have been pushed over, clearly vandalized,” he added. “We are not talking about tombstones that are naturally lying down. There are some of those. All you gotta do is walk in there and see that something is just not right.”
The Albany pol said the police commissioner and the hate crime task force visited the area of 20th Ave. and 57th St.
“They are taking it seriously,” said Hikind, who pointed at a section of barbed wire missing in the area facing the toppled tombstones.
“Someone cut this? Who cut it? Why did they do it? Just to have fun?” he asked.
And that leaf, has that always been there? Why would a leaf fall sideways like that, leaves don’t fall that way? and look at that squirrel, it gave me the stink-eye. What’s the deal with squirrel’s, are they all Jew haters? The red squirrel’s I have no problem with, it’s the black one’s that are running around causing havoc and what-not.
“I actually hope that it’s not about vandalism. But if it is, we must stand united as a city to make sure that anytime that there is a hate crime…that we gather as a community and fight back, sending a loud message that turning over tombstones, writing swastikas on walls, threatening Jewish centers around the city, around the country, is unacceptable.”
That sure is some scary stuff, except NOTHING HAPPENED.
The folks that run the cemetery have come to the conclusion that there was zero vandalism. They explained why the tombstone’s had fallen over – because of NEGLECT. Perhaps if the Jewish community cared so much about these tombstone’s they would have tossed in a few dollars for a proper maintenance program to have them repaired.
But no, instead they go the other route and demand an expensive investigation, and waste everyone’s precious time. They also get to go in front of the camera and use the word swastika, in case you aren’t cowering in fear as it is.
Look, if Jim Rockford pulls up in a 73 Firebird and tells me the cemetery has been vandalized, then yes, this must be investigated. But for now, listen to the professionals and go and be paranoid elsewhere on your own dime.