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Reward to catch temple graffiti suspects

June 6, 2008 6:36:39 AM PDT
Authorities hope a $20,000 reward will help catch two men accused of vandalizing a synagogue.Police say the suspects sprayed anti-Semitic graffiti on Beth Israel Temple on Beverly Boulevard several times. It was a devil with horns sprayed on the outside of the temple.

The taggers later painted peace and anarchist signs on the rear passenger window and door of an LAPD squad car parked in front of the synagogue.

"Now an attack on a house of worship, not only is it intolerable but it's an attack on all of us in civilized society. An attack on a law enforcement vehicle, frankly, is an insult to all of us," said L.A. City Councilman Jack Weiss.

Police have not yet called this a hate crime. They say as of right now, it's an open felony vandalism investigation, but a hate crime charge could be added.

Anyone with information is urged to call (877) LAW-FULL.

 

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