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A Texas man was charged with felony vandalism with a hate crime allegation after allegedly vandalizing a menorah in California and carving a Nazi image into its base, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s workplace mentioned Tuesday.
Eric Brian King, 47, allegedly threw gadgets at a nine-foot-tall menorah displayed on the yard of a Beverly Hills dwelling, authorities mentioned. He can also be accused of carving “a symbol associated with the German Nazi regime into the base,” the district lawyer’s workplace mentioned.
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“The ugliness of antisemitism has revealed itself in many ways throughout our community and across the country in recent weeks,” District Attorney George Gascón mentioned. “I condemn it, and we must make clear that such hate will not be tolerated.”
King is predicted to be arraigned on Tuesday, the district lawyer’s workplace mentioned.
Police responded to a personal property in Beverly Hills at 8 p.m. PT Sunday after experiences of a “suspect defacing a menorah,” the Beverly Hills Police Department mentioned in a news launch.
After taking a person in custody, police mentioned that surveillance video depicted the suspect “throwing objects at a Menorah” and carving Nazi symbols into the menorah’s base.
It’s the newest antisemitic incident to make headlines in latest months.
In the Beverly Hill vandalism incident, King, a resident of Dallas, was charged with felony vandalism and a hate crime, police mentioned. He was being held within the custody of the Beverly Hills Police Department on a $20,000 bail, in accordance with on-line data.
“A despicable act such as this will never be tolerated in our City,” Police Chief Mark G. Stainbrook mentioned in a press release.
In November, police and federal authorities thwarted a potential assault on a New York space synagogue, arresting two males in reference to on-line threats.
Earlier in December, police in New York arrested a person accused of firing a BB gun at a Jewish father and son who had been grocery purchasing.
Also this month, rapper Kanye West, now legally generally known as Ye, was suspended from Twitter after he tweeted a picture of the Star of David with a swastika inside. The tweet got here the identical day he expressed his love for Adolf Hitler. Former President Donald Trump had hosted West together with White nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes at his Mar-a-Lago property in November.
Earlier within the fall, NBA participant Kyrie Irving was suspended by the Brooklyn Nets after posting a Twitter hyperlink to a documentary containing antisemitic messages. He initially refused to situation an apology.