Brooklyn Man Faces Four Hate Crime Charges after Synagogue Defaced with Anti-Semitic Messages
A New York man was arrested and charged with hate crimes Friday night after anti-Semitic messages were found in a temple, police said. James Polite, 26, was charged with four counts of criminal mischief in the fourth degree as a hate crime and making graffiti. Graffiti was found on four floors of the Union Temple of Brooklyn on Thursday night, some of which said "Hitler," "Jews better be ready" and "Die Jew rats we are here," the New York Police Department reported.