Swastika discoveries in Brooklyn prompt leaders to denounce hatred

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The two swastikas discovered in Brooklyn this week prompted local leaders to say that hate crimes would not be tolerated in the borough.

Officials met in Midwood to denounce the hateful acts – one was found drawn on a parking meter in Coney Island and the other was found carved in Midwood.

"This is not the first time this has happened. I wish it would be the last, it may not be,” says Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. “But we have to get together every single time it happens. That is the only way we're going to defeat it."

The Anti-Defamation League released a statement saying "On this Holocaust Remembrance Day, it remains imperative that New Yorkers continue to stand up to condemn these hateful and anti-Semitic acts. No one should ever have to live in fear that they will be attacked, harassed or targeted because of their faith. New York is no place for hate."

Advocates say the key to reducing hate crimes is to educate everyone to be accepting of others.

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