Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered state police to help find the vandals who scrawled dozens of swastikas and other anti-Semitic symbols and “Hail Hitler” in a Queens schoolyard, the Daily News reported.
On Friday, police found anti-Semitic symbols and slogans at the yard of P.S. 139 in Rego Park, Queens, an NYPD spokesman said Sunday.
The NYPD “will work closely with all of our partners in law enforcement to keep New York safe from crime and free from fear,” police said in an emailed statement.
“The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is the finest unit of its kind in the nation, vigorously investigating hate crimes and bringing to justice those responsible for these reprehensible acts,” police said.
“I am appalled and disgusted by the swastikas and other anti-Semitic symbols of hate that were scrawled in a Queens schoolyard,” Gov. Cuomo said in a statement on Sunday.
“In New York, we have zero tolerance for such vile acts of anti-Semitism. I am directing the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to immediately assist the NYPD in the investigation of this hideous act and hold those accountable to the full extent of the law.
“New Yorkers stand with the Jewish community against anti-Semitism in all its forms,” Cuomo said.