Friday, June 2, 2023
Friday, June 2, 2023

    4 Swastikas Found Spray Painted in Center City Philadelphia, Police Deem It a Hate Crime

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    Police in Philadelphia are searching for the culprits behind racist graffiti found in center city Philadelphia over the weekend, Your Content is first to reveal.

    Philadelphia Police told Your Content they located one swastika along with the word “Rome” spray painted on a newsstand on the 1900 block of Market Street; two swastikas spray painted on the pillars of a property on the 2000 block of Market Street; and one swastika spray painted on a vacant property on the 2300 block of Market Street.

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    There were a total of 4 swastikas found.

    The incidents are being investigated by Central Detective Division.

    “Acts of hate will not be tolerated in our city,” said Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, adding, “Our detectives are actively investigating these heinous acts, and those responsible will be held accountable.”

    “We have also advised our stakeholder partners of these incidents, and will continue to update them on the status of the investigation. Together, we will condemn these types of acts, and promote healing and tolerance among all communities.”

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    The Police Department is encouraging anyone with information regarding these acts to Contact Central Detectives, the anonymous tip-line [(215) 686-TIPS], or 911.    

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