A person was arrested after he allegedly vandalized a menorah in California and carved a Nazi image into its base, the Beverly Hills Police Division mentioned in a information launch.
Police responded to a non-public property in Beverly Hills at 8 p.m. PT Sunday after studies of a “suspect defacing a menorah,” the discharge mentioned. After taking a person in custody, police mentioned that surveillance video depicted the suspect “throwing objects at a Menorah” and carving Nazi symbols into the menorah’s base.
It’s the newest antisemitic incident to make headlines in current months.
Within the Beverly Hill vandalism incident, Eric Brian King from Dallas, Texas, was charged with felony vandalism and a hate crime, police mentioned. He’s being held within the custody of the Beverly Hills Police Division on a $20,000 bail, in line with on-line data.
CNN is working to establish an lawyer for King.
“A despicable act reminiscent of this may by no means be tolerated in our Metropolis,” Police Chief Mark G. Stainbrook mentioned in a press release.
In November, police and federal authorities thwarted a possible assault on a New York space synagogue, arresting two males in reference to on-line threats.
Earlier in December, police in New York arrested a person accused of firing a BB gun at a Jewish father and son who had been grocery purchasing.
Additionally this month, rapper Kanye West, now legally often called Ye, was suspended from Twitter after he tweeted a picture of the Star of David with a swastika inside. The tweet got here the identical day he expressed his love for Adolf Hitler. Former President Donald Trump had hosted West together with White nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes at his Mar-a-Lago property in November.
Earlier within the fall, NBA participant Kyrie Irving was suspended by the Brooklyn Nets after posting a Twitter hyperlink to a documentary containing antisemitic messages. He initially refused to subject an apology.