Skip to comments.Teens arrested for breaking 100 headstones in Jewish Connecticut cemetery
Posted on 11/15/2012 9:19:37 PM PST by expat1000
(Scroll down for video) Nearly 100 Jewish headstones in one Connecticut cemetery were found smashed last month, according to police reports.
Three teenagers were arrested over the weekend for the alleged destruction of 90 to 95 headstones in a Jewish cemetery in Connecticut, causing about $20,000 in damages.
Hartford Police began investigating the case in mid-October, and only recently received a notice that three teenagers who live in the neighborhood were responsible for the crime.
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Nazis R Us.
And why would that be?
Because the perps were Amish?
What IS the fascination for desecrating tombstones and cemeteries? Kids do it and have done it all the time. I wonder if it’s no some subconscious fear of death, and this is a way of confronting that fear?
I suspect it was originally looked at as a ‘hate crime’ because it was a Jewish cemetery, but then it turned out the the kids just were wreaking havoc without the first thought as to the nature or religion of the cemetery. Could well be that the kids themselves are Jewish, it’s all in a Jewish neighborhood and it was just THERE.
Probably youths of color, hence impossible to be Nazi or commit hate crimes.
Possibly just vicious hatefulness in general rather than anti-Semitism.
Hartford is about 40% Hispanic, 40% black. The remaining white population is probably on the elderly side.
Lots of Jewish cemeteries in places where Jews no longer live in any great numbers - Newark comes to mind.
Their parents should pay for new gravemarkers to replace all the ones they broke and the kids should clean up the entire cemetery once a week for a year. They they should watch every movie or film clip ever made about the Holocaust and the history of the Jews, read every book ever written about it and then write a 25,000 word report which they should read aloud in their class.
It’s past time to hold kids and their parents responsible.
You are maiking a few assumptions:
1. that perps can read and write.
2. that they attend school
3. that they have parents
4. that they would understand or care if forced to read about Holocaust- as they obviously do not care about the rights of others
Yeah. This is a new movie “When Amish Run Wild”.
This was not a prank. It was malicious anti-semitic vandalism and should be treated as an act of violence, not stupidity.
I remember when Hartford and Bridgeport were safe places to visit and live. Not anymore.
Time to stop making excuses for violence.
There are no longer any Jewish neighborhoods in Hartford.
>.Why not a hate crime for the 3 teens?
Wow. I’m impressed with the sleuthing. I was going to say it was probably as suggested in comment #5 but that changes things. Now I think more likely what I would call the “Holder rule”: blacks cannot be charged for hate crimes.
2 was actually 16 and my point was false!
See post 18. Sorry!
The change from 2 to 16 whites in the 4 tracts surrounding the cemetery only changes my conclusions from "certainly not white" to "extremely unlikely to be white" for the following reason.
The 4 Census tracts surrounding the cemetery (5015, 5011, 5012 and 501) list a combined estimated population of 8,500 people. What's the odds of members - whatever their age - of a minority of 16 out of 8,500 would call attention to themselves in such open declarations of their toughness or badness? Very, very unlikely!