Another Jewish Cemetery Vandalized

Hate crime task force investigating in NY
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2017 8:07 AM CST
Another Jewish Cemetery Vandalized
Flowers rest on a damaged headstone at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Philadelphia.   (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

Citing a "dramatic increase in acts of hate and intolerance," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a statewide investigation into crimes targeting Jewish groups Thursday after at least a dozen tombstones were toppled and some defaced in a Jewish cemetery in Rochester. The crime at Waad Hakolel Cemetery follows similar incidents in St. Louis and Philadelphia and a New York state hate crime task force is investigating, reports CNN. No suspects are in custody, though the Anti-Defamation League has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to a conviction, reports the Democrat and Chronicle. (Read more antisemitism stories.)

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