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Swastika painted on Omri Casspi poster in Sacramento

Sep 9, 2010, 12:37 AM EDT

Here’s the AP Report on the incident:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Police are investigating a possible hate crime after a swastika was painted on a mural depicting a Jewish player for the Sacramento Kings.
Police say they received a report of the backward swastika painted on a mural of Omri Casspi, the only NBA player born in Israel, in the midtown area about noon Wednesday.
The incident comes just hours before the start of Rosh Hashanah, the observance of the Jewish new year.

Sometimes there just aren’t words. This was obviously a despicable action, and hopefully whoever vandalized Casspi’s poster will be caught and forced to explain their actions. Freedom of  speech does not mean freedom from consequences; here’s hoping somebody learns that soon, whether the consequences end up being of the legal nature or simply having people know he, she, or they did this for the rest of their lives. 

  1. rizzo - Sep 9, 2010 at 1:27 AM

    disgusting behavior

  2. Gilad - Sep 9, 2010 at 3:32 AM

    This not an act of hate but of jealousy. Shana Tova Omri, we are proud of you!

  3. Tara - Sep 9, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    A cowardly hate crime-
    Truth always prevails
    Love and support Omri!

  4. Elan Corcia - Sep 13, 2010 at 12:46 PM

    Honestly, people have nothing to do.
    An act of Boredism (if that’s a word)
    Chag Sameach. Let the police handle this disgusting act.
    Much love to Omri :)

  5. judenfrei - Sep 16, 2010 at 12:11 AM

    Phuck these Jews already. The world has had enough of their murderous, destructive behavior.

  6. Aron Gomez - Sep 16, 2010 at 12:47 AM

    In the history of the Olympics, what’s the only gold medal the smelly jooz won? Answer: windsurfing. What a laugh!! Probabally bought the judges too!

  7. AH - Sep 16, 2010 at 2:16 PM

    Jews whine about some graffiti while the Israel Lobby is responsible for America’s disastrous foreign policy.

  8. reality - Sep 16, 2010 at 4:26 PM

    I am a proud Jew myself, but really, many of these graffiti “hate crimes” are perpetrated by Jews themselves to get attention for whatever cause. Sad, that some Jews feel the need to do that, but it’s true. These cases often pop up in the news. Regardless, Jews in America live a privileged life for the most part, and I have never experienced any real hatred. The media always tries to make a story out of nothing. Life is good! Can’t wait for the upcoming season to kick off. Go Omri!

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