Councilman D’Esposito Decries Hate Graffiti

Issued by: Council Member Anthony D’Esposito

Joins with Jewish Leaders and Police Department to Seek Public’s Help

Councilman Anthony D’Esposito was joined by local Jewish leaders, members of the Oceanside Jewish War Veterans and an Oceanside homeowner who was the victim of hate graffiti, as he called for the public’s help in tracking down the vandal.

On Wednesday, February 21st, a homeowner came out of a Lincoln Avenue home to discover a swastika spray painted on the sidewalk, according to police reports.

“Graffiti on its own is a huge problem here on Long Island, but the graffiti that was found in Oceanside yesterday is criminal,” said D’Esposito. “Our township is home to many World War II veterans and others who endured the horror of Nazi death camps. Swastikas have no place in a free, democratic society.”

The Councilman asked anyone who had any information about the graffiti to please contact the Nassau County Police Department and report it. “I am imploring the public to please share any tips you may have,” added D’Esposito. “Do not try to protect this person. They need to understand that this type of hate speech is not a joke. It is completely unacceptable.”

Police asked anyone with information about the graffiti to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-8477. All calls will remain confidential.

“There is no place for hatred and bigotry of this sort in our Township,” concluded D’Esposito.