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Two former California officers charged for alleged swastika vandalism, 13 on leave over derogatory messages

Two former Torrance, California officers are facing vandalism charges after they allegedly spray-painted a swastika on a car they impounded, the Los Angeles County District Attorney announced Thursday. More than a dozen other officers have been placed on leave after the investigation revealed they allegedly shared racist, homophobic and antisemitic messages,¬†reports CBS Los Angeles. “It’s […]

Headstones bearing swastikas removed from veterans cemetery in Texas

Two German WWII graves bearing Nazi swastikas have been removed from Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery and replaced with new headstones. The pair of headstones had become a long controversy over whether they were historical artifacts worth preserving or emblems of hate that should be destroyed, CBS affiliate KENS-TV reported. The cemetery director, Aubrey David, […]

The New York town of Swastika votes to keep its name

A small town in upstate New York voted to keep the name Swastika, saying that the town founders named it after the Sanskrit word and not the hate symbol associated with Nazis. The Town of Black Brook town board, which has domain over the hamlet, voted unanimously to not change the name, Jon Douglass, supervisor […]

Sanitation employee fired for painting swastikas on septic tank in Collier County

Racially-charged vandalism in Collier County has cost a man his job after an inspector found swastikas on a brand-new septic tank. The inspector confirms swastikas were painted on a septic tank at a Monty Sanitation project in Collier County recently. Monty Sanitation in North Naples says it fired the employee who drew the swastikas immediately. […]