Congressman Sean Maloney

Representing the 18th District of New York

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Maloney Statement on Anti-Semitic Graffiti Scrawled on New Home of Jewish Family in Putnam County

Nov 1, 2018
Press Release
Hate Speech and Swastikas Spray-Painted on Walls, Construction Site

Cold Spring, NY – Only days after a deadly shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh left nearly a dozen dead and more seriously injured, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement in support of a Jewish family who was attacked with anti-Semitic graffiti at the construction site of their new Cold Spring home. Cold Spring residents, including Rep. Maloney, were shocked to find hate speech and swastikas written in graffiti on the home.

“Cold Spring is our home, and we won’t let the hateful actions of one or more cowards intimidate our friends, or our kids, or our community. Especially after last week’s shooting, we owe it to each other to stand together against this kind of bigotry and anti-Semitism.

“This took place within eyesight of my kids’ school, where good people from all walks of life bring our kids to learn tolerance and respect. Hate has no home in Cold Spring, and the light of good people coming together will expose it.

“We will find the person or persons who did this, and they will be brought to swift justice. If you have any information about this crime, please contact the sheriff’s department or your local law enforcement agency. The sooner this criminal is caught, the better.”