There’s three swastikas painted on the side of the Temple Beth Shalom, but the cops don’t think its a hate crime:
WHITTIER – Vandals painted graffiti – including a swastika – on the main building at Temple Beth Shalom over the weekend, officials said Monday.
At this point in the investigation, the incident is not being labeled a hate crime, said Sgt. Craig Harman of the Norwalk Sheriff’s Station.
“Not to diminish the painting of a swastika on the synagogue, but it looks like it was just some punk kids who did this,” he said.
Herb Sussman, Beth Shalom boardmember agreed, saying he thinks it was gangs and not anti-semitic.“Graffiti has popped up here before, and it’s been gang-related,” he said.