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Three Arrested In Yom Kippur Anti-Semitic Vandalism

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Broward Sheriff’s Office Says Three Teen Boys Responsible For Act That Generated National Attention.

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BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher

BROWARD COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Three teenage boys — all 16 — are allegedly responsible for spray painting antisemitic symbols and messages on buildings in Weston on Yom Kippur and throughout October. The vandalism generated national attention.

As we reported at the time, the first incident occurred during the morning of October 5th — Yom Kippur. Several antisemitic and hate messages were spray-painted inside and outside the bathrooms of the Weston Hills golf course. Later in the day, similar messages were found on the playground at Hunters Pointe Park, also in Weston.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office Threat Management Unit (TMU) immediately launched an investigation with assistance from BSO’s Weston District detectives. As the investigation progressed, additional incidents were reported throughout the month.

“BSO district detectives continued actively investigating these incidents and were able to locate and identify three juvenile males as the subjects responsible for these crimes,” said a Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson on Wednesday. “All three subjects were arrested and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center for processing. Two juveniles face three counts of criminal mischief, two counts of burglary structure and one count of public order crime prejudice, which is a hate crime enhancement. The third juvenile faces two counts of criminal mischief and burglary structure.”

The Broward Sheriff’s Office says there are no outstanding subjects involved in these incidents. The agency states that it does not tolerate “any act of antisemitism or any form of hate and prejudice.”

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