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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2012
A swastika was spray-painted in red on a road near an elementary school in Lutherville this weekend, and neighbors are hoping it will be removed before schools reopen Wednesday. "As I was approaching, I was like, 'That isn't what I think I just saw in the road.' I had to back up and look again," said Ellen Birkenthal, a resident of Tenbury Road who spotted the symbol - used by the Nazis in World War II and considered anti-Semitic - on Sunday. "I just find it very offensive. " The mark was painted on Tenbury Road near Charmuth Road, near Hampton Elementary School, Birkenthal said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2013
Four places in Pikesville, including the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and an elementary school, were tagged over the weekend with graffiti carrying swastikas, pentagrams and other vulgarities, and Baltimore County police say they are investigating the incidents as being connected. The graffiti was reported from Friday night through Sunday night, police spokeswoman Cathy Batton said Monday. Batton said police are investigating the incidents as a possible bias or hate crime, and are asking anyone with information to call 410-307-2020.
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By Boston Globe | August 14, 1991
PLYMOUTH, Mass. -- The painting of a swastika on Plymouth Rock is under police investigation as tourists and residents decried the vandalism."It's absolutely deplorable that anybody should do such senseless vandalism," Plymouth Selectman Alba Thompson said yesterday.Lt. Victor Higgins said there were no suspects in the incident early yesterday. The swastika was removed within hours of being discovered.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2012
A swastika was spray-painted in red on a road near an elementary school in Lutherville this weekend, and neighbors are hoping it will be removed before schools reopen Wednesday. "As I was approaching, I was like, 'That isn't what I think I just saw in the road.' I had to back up and look again," said Ellen Birkenthal, a resident of Tenbury Road who spotted the symbol - used by the Nazis in World War II and considered anti-Semitic - on Sunday. "I just find it very offensive. " The mark was painted on Tenbury Road near Charmuth Road, near Hampton Elementary School, Birkenthal said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 4, 2000
State police are investigating a log-burning and swastika-drawing incident that occurred early Sunday in Sykesville. According to troopers, a resident of Freedom Avenue found a log set afire on the front lawn about 1 a.m. The fire was put out, but after dawn, the resident discovered someone had used a stick of butter to smear swastikas on a vehicle parked in front of the residence. A trooper assigned to the criminal investigation division will interview the resident to determine motivation for the incident, said Lt. Terry Katz, commander of the Westminster barracks.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 3, 1996
Vandals believed to be teen-agers used a chocolate bar to smear a swastika on the garage window of a Jewish family's home in Columbia about 2 a.m. Sunday, Howard County police said.No arrests have been made in the incident, which occurred on Sweet Hours Way.Pub Date: 9/03/96
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | July 1, 1997
Annapolis police are looking for vandals who drew a black swastika with a marking pen on the window of Alderman Carl O. Snowden's mayoral campaign headquarters.The incident Saturday morning is the second campaign-related hate crime reported in recent weeks. In mid-June, dozens of campaign signs for Sylvanus Jones, who is running against Snowden in the Democratic primary, were spray-painted with swastikas.Police officials said they did not believe the two cases were connected but that they have nor ruled out the possibility.
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By Gregory P. Kane and Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writer | December 21, 1994
A suspicious package with a swastika on it that was delivered yesterday to a Jewish lawyer's office in Glen Burnie turned out to contain a spent shotgun shell and a game called "To Kill A Lawyer," Dennis Weisberg, the lawyer, said.He said the package -- a shirt box wrapped in brown paper that was addressed to him with letters cut out of newspapers and magazines and with the swastika where the postage should have been -- arrived at his office in the 7400 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard about 1:10 p.m.Mr.
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April 10, 2006
Baltimore: Homicides Woman, 2 men die in weekend violence A woman in her mid-30s was fatally stabbed at 9:20 last night on a street in the city's Upton community, police said. Police found the woman lying in the 1100 block of Druid Hill Ave., bleeding from a stab wound. The woman, whose name was withheld, died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. In other incidents, two unidentified men were fatally shot in Baltimore in apparently unrelated attacks Saturday night, city police said. One victim died at Sinai Hospital after a 10:30 p.m. shooting in the 3600 block of Lucille Ave. in Pimlico.
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By JACK GERMOND & JULES WITCOVER | May 27, 1993
LOS ANGELES -- The large poster for Republican mayoral candidate Richard Riordan stands against the wall in the headquarters office of his campaign manager, Jadine Nielsen. Affixed to it is a printed swastika, the symbol of Nazism, of a violent past never forgotten, especially by Jews here and everywhere.As the June 8 runoff election approaches between nonpartisan primary winner Riordan and the runner-up, Democratic City Councilman Michael Woo, it has become a symbol as well of the bitterness and negativism of the campaign in this city already gripped by racial and ethnic animosities and fears after the Rodney King police brutality nightmare.
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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2010
It was billed as light entertainment, a ride back to the 1940s on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad complete with Abbott and Costello impersonators entertaining passengers during the annual "Cumberland Goes to War" festivities. But the inclusion last weekend of volunteers playing German soldiers and wearing uniforms bearing swastikas gave the excursion a far more somber feel, and sparked strong reaction from at least one passenger as Veterans Day approached. "There is no way to have a swastika, there is no way to have the Nazis, there is no way to have this presented that is not inherently offensive," said Marcia Lurensky, a Washington lawyer who was riding in the first-class cabin of the train and said she found the depiction of Axis soldiers deeply disturbing and insensitive.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2010
David Rosen walked out of his house on Strathmore Avenue, on his way to synagogue with his children Saturday morning, and came face-to-face with a swastika spray-painted in black on a white Aerostar van parked across the street. Neighborhood children had gathered around his neighbor's vehicle and were staring at the offensive symbols, which included a crude drawing of male genitals and an expletive. "This is a tranquil block, and it was a tranquil day," said Rosen, referring to last week's Sabbath, the day on which four other Jewish families awoke to find similar graffiti painted on their white or gray vans in Northwest Baltimore.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2010
Baltimore City police are investigating several acts of vandalism in Northwest Baltimore last weekend in which swastikas and other messages were spray-painted onto cars, said a police spokesman. Cars were tagged on Strathmore Avenue, Clarinth Road and Labyrinth Road between late Friday night and early Saturday morning, said Kevin Brown, the spokesman. In the 2800 block of W. Strathmore Ave., a swastika was spray-painted on a vehicle, along with the phrase "IH8U," while an expletive was found on the side of another vehicle in the same block.
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By Maria Glod | July 28, 2010
Vandals struck a Montgomery County synagogue, spray painting swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans on the outside walls, parking lot and light posts, according to police and a synagogue member. The vandalism at B'nai Shalom Synagogue of Olney, in the 18400 block of Burtfield Drive, was discovered early Monday, police said. The anti-Semitic phrases, scrawled using black spray paint, included "work will set u free," a reference to a sign that hung over the Auschwitz concentration camp, and "Death 2 Zionists."
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April 10, 2006
Baltimore: Homicides Woman, 2 men die in weekend violence A woman in her mid-30s was fatally stabbed at 9:20 last night on a street in the city's Upton community, police said. Police found the woman lying in the 1100 block of Druid Hill Ave., bleeding from a stab wound. The woman, whose name was withheld, died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. In other incidents, two unidentified men were fatally shot in Baltimore in apparently unrelated attacks Saturday night, city police said. One victim died at Sinai Hospital after a 10:30 p.m. shooting in the 3600 block of Lucille Ave. in Pimlico.
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By TYRONE RICHARDSON | December 23, 2005
Two 14-year-old Elkridge boys have been charged with spray-painting swastikas on 10 vehicles and garage doors in an Elkridge neighborhood this month. Both teens, whose names were not released because of their age, were charged with 10 counts of destruction of property, 10 counts of committing a property crime for ethnic reasons and a conspiracy charge. Police said they received a tip that led to the teens' arrest on Wednesday. A police spokesman said the teens would receive disciplinary action in the juvenile system.
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,Washington Bureau of The Sun | June 11, 1991
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court stepped yesterday into the middle of the deepening national controversy over so-called "hate crimes," agreeing to decide whether the Constitution protects burning a cross in a black family's yard.The court acted against a background of rising efforts by state and local governments as well as college administrators to stamp out public remarks or conduct deemed hostile to minorities -- blacks and Jews especially -- and to women.In reviewing a St. Paul, Minn., ordinance against cross-burning, the justices will be taking their first look at a modern version of laws designed to enforce "politically correct" standards of expression.
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By Adam Sachs and Howard Libit and Adam Sachs and Howard Libit,Sun Staff Writers Sun staff writer Ed Heard contributed to this article | February 7, 1995
Vandals painted seven large red swastikas on the windows and outside walls of a photography shop owned by Russian Jewish immigrants in Columbia's Harper's Choice Village Center early yesterday or late Sunday -- the third time the store has been attacked since it opened in September.The co-owners of Uniphoto Labs Inc. -- Solomon Keyser and Yakov Fox, Columbia residents from Odessa, Ukraine -- were disturbed by the incident but focused more on their future."We don't have time to be angry. We have to decide what to do with our business," said Mr. Keyser, adding that he and his partner are considering moving to another location.
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By MELISSA HARRIS | December 2, 2005
Vandals spray-painted at least 10 homes or vehicles with swastikas in an Elkridge neighborhood Wednesday night or yesterday morning, Howard County police said yesterday. Police are calling the graffiti "hate-bias incidents" rather than "hate crimes" because no one was targeted. "There are no similarities between any of the victims," said police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn. "The victims were not of one race or faith." All the incidents occurred in the 6100 blocks of Ducketts Lane, Kyle Leaf Court, Lori Lane and Kara's Walk, which are within walking distance of each other.
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By Vanessa Bauza and Vanessa Bauza,SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL | December 18, 2004
HAVANA - First Santa Claus came to town. Now the swastikas are here. An escalating controversy over a political holiday decoration at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana got nastier yesterday when Fidel Castro's government unfurled large billboards with swastikas, photos of the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal and the words "Made in the USA." The billboards are Cuba's response to a holiday display on the lawn of the U.S. Interests Section, which includes a tinsel Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman and a sign with the number 75, referring to the Cuban dissidents imprisoned last year.
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