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Legislative District 18

Posted on: August 9, 2019

Interfaith Coalition Forms to Denounce Anti-Semitic Graffiti

WHAT: A coalition of interfaith religious leaders, Nassau County Police Department officials and members of the Nassau County Legislature will join Legislator Joshua Lafazan (Woodbury) to announce a $20,000 reward for information leading to an indictment or arrest of those responsible for the defacement of Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay with swastikas.


The reward consists of a $5,000 commitment by the Nassau County Crime Stoppers and $15,000 in pledges from concerned residents and community leaders seeking to bring the perpetrators of this hateful, anti-Semitic act to justice.


Second Precinct police responded to the picnic pavilion at the Theodore Roosevelt Park at 8:40 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, where police observed an unknown person/s had drawn seven swastikas, approximately 10 inches in size, on the pavilion structure using a purple marker sometime between Wednesday, Aug. 7, and 8:40 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8.


Anyone with information can contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.


WHO: Legislator Lafazan is scheduled to be joined by Nassau County Legislature colleagues and; Nassau County Police Department Det./Lt. Richard LeBrun; Rabbi Deborah K. Bravo, Makom NY; Dr. Isma Chaudhry, Islamic Center of Long Island; Pastor John Yenchko, Senior Pastor, North Shore Community Church; Brookville Mayor Daniel Serota; Laurel Hollow Mayor Daniel DeVita and Deputy Mayor David Wright; Bayville Mayor Robert De Natale and Trustee Robert Nigro; and Brad Gerstman and David Schwartz, partners of GerstmanSchwartz LLP.


WHEN: Friday, August 9, 2019, 1:30 p.m.


WHERE: Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative

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