Anti-Semitic Symbol, Racist Word Reportedly Drawn on Broadway Car

Incidents and arrests in Arlington from Tuesday to Wednesday, Nov. 6-7.

The following information comes from the Arlington Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Anti-Semitic Symbol, Racist Word Reportedly Drawn on Broadway Car

Police responded to Broadway at about noon Wednesday to investigate a possible hate crime.

Once there, police heard from the reporting party, who said that someone had drawn offensive material into the dust on her car on two separate occasions.

The night of Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31, someone had drawn a swastika on her car’s back window, she said. At the time, she thought it was a random act.

Then on Monday, Nov. 5, she woke up to find another swastika in the dust on her car, along with the “N-word,” she said. That’s when she decided to call police.


Break-in Reported on North Union Street

A North Union Street resident returned home from work Wednesday to find that someone had broken into his home.

He told police that roughly $200, various jewelry and a digital camera had all been taken.

The residence’s side door was forced in, police said.

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Notable Incidents from Tuesday to Wednesday, Nov. 6-7

Wednesday, Nov. 7

11:09 p.m., Mass. Ave., Breaking and entering

8:47 p.m., Chestnut and Mystic streets, Motor vehicle crash without injury

5:41 p.m., North Union Street, Breaking and entering during the day for felony (see above)

4:41 p.m., Mass. Ave., Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle

4:31 p.m., Forest Street, Neighbor problem

2:37 p.m., The Costume Company, Mass. Ave., Suspicious condition

12:03 p.m., Broadway, Civil rights violation (see above)

Tuesday, Nov. 6

3:19 p.m., Broadway and Winter Street, Motor vehicle crash with injury, failure to yield

11:54 a.m., Ridge Street, Breaking and entering during the day for felony

2:05 a.m., Medford Street, Fugitive from justice on a court warrant

Phil Krackenhauser November 09, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Are they sure it was a swastika? There are a lot of Greeks in Arlington and it could have been the symbol for the Golden Dawn party, which when traced in dust, could be mistaken for a swastika. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b7/Chrisi_Avgi_Logo.svg/150px-Chrisi_Avgi_Logo.svg.png
Donald Mei November 09, 2012 at 02:14 PM
The last time I checked the First Amendment had not been repealed. This is either a property crime or it isn't. Did the drawing damage the car? It should be treated the same as if the person wrote "I hate Starbucks" on the window. Like it or not, offensive speech is protected speech. Don
JK P November 09, 2012 at 03:32 PM
No Don it isn't. As much as you would like it to be OK to put words that degrade people on their cars you can't.
Gavin Bonesaw Weinman November 09, 2012 at 05:23 PM
unless Greeks hate black people it's safe to say it was a swastika
Tim Buckley November 10, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Mr. Mei, You need to be corrected, the first amendment was never intended to include hate speech or any other derogatory, demeaning, racist or any other inflammatory remarks or expressions. You need to do some research on the historical intentions of the first amendment. Even if it did, it is just morally wrong to do it.
John November 10, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Tim, He's a reich winger, and doesn't care about what is morally correct.
Tim November 10, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Arlington is going to HELL IN A HEN BASKET ... Anti Catholic's , Anti Jewish , Anti Yuppie , Anti Normal People . I am going to quote a great American Rodney King . WHY CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG .
James Carroll January 07, 2013 at 05:48 AM
If people were not caught up on the negatives and anti semetic thought or fervor, they would know that the Swatstika actually comes from INDIA and is a religious symbol to ward off evil or Vishnu Doshi. What if this was someone from the Hindi religion? Would they be accused of being anti semetic out of pure ignorance?
James Carroll January 07, 2013 at 05:52 AM
Whatever the symbol, if, it were painted or was illegally placed on someone's private property, then, that, is a crime of malicious destruction of property and religious thought of any type, hatred or any other act is only secondary to the real act or injury. From what I have experienced from Arlington Police, I would not doubt it was an action from some of Arlington's Finest.
James Carroll January 07, 2013 at 06:04 AM
All law and rights are moot if, noone will protect them or defend them. If, you become a victim of the system, you are on your own and all law is nothing, but worthless words, Only ethical people, public vigilance and public disobediance and rebellion can save you then, if at all. If, you have seen the system at work, an you are aware of all the injustices and attrocities, you would know the Constitution is now a dead document. Look at what has happened to this company do to the greed of the elite and that should tell you something!
James Carroll January 07, 2013 at 06:10 AM
Sorry, Arlington is not going to HELL, IT IS ALREADY THERE! Know my story about how Socialite Josephine Carroll and her son were kidnapped and robbed at gunpoint of their home and land at 7 and 9 Oldham Road and how the town fathers and members of the court with Romney and friends were involved. Mrs. Carroll was later murdered by actions of the Romneys sending a Trooper into NH to attack her from Deval Patricks Office. Town Fathers and Police were involved in all the crimes robbing her and her son of everything and rapidly developing the property for Robert Murray, John Gahan, III Belmont Zoning attorney and Brian F. Sullivan Town Manager who all received stolen property by their conspiracies to defraud. The Police Chief, Town Counsel and various officers at the top with names you regularly would know as names in the town were all involved. Everyone COVERED IT UP!


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