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Hate-crime charges filed in anti-Semitic graffiti case in Van Nuys
LA Times ^ | 7/29/14 | Richard Winton

Posted on 07/29/2014 6:46:40 PM PDT by Nachum

A man accused of scrawling anti-Semitic graffiti outside a Jewish-owned business in Van Nuys has been charged with multiple hate crimes by Los Angeles city prosecutors.

Amos Hason 49, allegedly painted swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti on a fence and trash bin behind the plumbing business. Surveillance video from the site shows a man applying graffiti on two occasions.

Among the scrawlings were the words: “Adolf was right. Kill Jews!” with a swastika at the end.

“This case is a stark reminder that there is still hate in our society and we must strike back against it every time it emerges,” City Atty. Mike Feuer said in announcing the charges.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antisemitic; graffiti; hatecrime

1 posted on 07/29/2014 6:46:41 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
Holder will squash this ASAP. After all, the only hate crimes he acknowledges are those against his people, muslims and gays.
2 posted on 07/29/2014 6:52:12 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Nachum

I been in Van Nuys and its like a third world crap-hole.

If you never been there they you are lucky.


3 posted on 07/29/2014 6:54:43 PM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: sickoflibs

Ive been to Van Nuys many times at the Costco on Sepulveda..and your right, you don’t want to be there after dark..the Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks border is decent, but once your deep in, nothing but gang activity


4 posted on 07/29/2014 6:57:04 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Nachum

Charge him with vandalism and if convicted, give him the max, “hate crime” is so stupid.


5 posted on 07/29/2014 6:58:53 PM PDT by Graybeard58 ( A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things. Eccl 10,v 19)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
RE:”Ive been to Van Nuys many times at the Costco on Sepulveda..and your right, you don’t want to be there after dark..the Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks border is decent, but once your deep in, nothing but gang activity”

I used to have to go to Van Nuys for work meetings few times a year and it took me a while to find Sherman Oaks to stay at, and then traffic is the opposite direction each way,

When I stayed in Van Nuys the clerk at the Holiday Inn told me that she wouldnt take a walk outside at night, but I used to anyway. It was a sight for sure.

6 posted on 07/29/2014 7:05:00 PM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: Graybeard58

This may be one of the exceptional cases, where “hate crime” is an apt description. This was more than mere vandalism — this was uttering death threats, and inciting violence.


7 posted on 07/29/2014 7:09:41 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Graybeard58
Charge him with vandalism and if convicted, give him the max, “hate crime” is so stupid.

Wow, an American adult. I remember your kind. You must get lonesome! ;)

8 posted on 07/29/2014 7:17:29 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Peace On Earth! Purity of Essence! McCain/Ripper 2016)
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To: Nachum

I once saw a Jewish Cemetery and on the sign that read “Jewish Cemetery” (whatever it exactly said, I think it did say that), someone had egged it. I’ve always wondered about that and who’d do such a thing.

That said, better than 50% of Jewish American Voters are all screwed up and I don’t think a lot of them really care about Israel as well.

Netanyahu is a great leader, make no mistake about it.


9 posted on 07/29/2014 7:21:43 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: sickoflibs

The deeper you go in Van Nuys, the worse it is..Van Nuys/North Hills border..you don’t want to be there during the day..I have had to go there a few times since my dentist is in Mission Hills which isn’t a nice area either..basically the valley is known for their porn, in fact many people here make fun of the fact that the San Fernando Valley is the porn capital of the world


10 posted on 07/29/2014 7:27:06 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

A few times not knowing a better place I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express on Orion Ave near Roscoe, once almost for a whole week .

This was back about five years ago.


11 posted on 07/29/2014 7:48:21 PM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: sickoflibs

I worked out that direction. On my way home one day about seven years ago, I decided to stop by a Sears (I believe it was Sears) store. All the signs were in big Spanish words, with small English versions written below.

While I was there, one of the female employees came up to me and warned me that I should probably get out of the area. At dusk the parking lot turned into a big gang haven. She was concerned about my safety.

I grew up from the 70s, around the San Fernando Valley. In the 70s it was a white middle class area. At 3.5 million strong, it was the model for American Graffiti. I the 70s I used to cruise Van Nuys Boulevard.

Then one day in the early 1990s, I drive down Van Nuys Boulevard all the way, and took at good look at the vagrants, or close to it along the way. Some of the areas along the boulevard had been pretty upwardly movile in the 70s. Now it was inhabited by people who looked like they just got off the turnip truck from Tijuana.

Shopping baskets were being pushed down the sidewalk. The stores had taken on the character of a slum like look. The 3.5 million area, was now more illegal immigrant exemplary than middle-class.

I wouldn’t go into that area at night.

When I warn other parts of the country what illegal immigration winds up doing, they laugh. Never here, is their mantra. Well, let them learn the hard way.

Yes, Van Nuys is now a third world crap hole.


12 posted on 07/29/2014 7:54:04 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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13 posted on 07/29/2014 8:29:36 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DoughtyOne

I guess “Valleyspeak” has changed, too.


14 posted on 07/29/2014 8:48:33 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: aposiopetic

Safe bet...


15 posted on 07/29/2014 8:51:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: Nachum

Well the MSM is effective. They are creating hate just like this.


16 posted on 07/29/2014 9:04:41 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: sickoflibs
What is the makeup of Van Nuys...are we talking blacks & illegals? Someone of the Jewish faith should pay a stealth visit to Amos Hanson and “straighten” out his anti-Jewish thinking. If Holder won't do it, the Jews must. Any pro-Israeli Jews left in California?
17 posted on 07/30/2014 1:46:02 AM PDT by itssme
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60% Hispanic, 20% white, 20% other.


18 posted on 07/30/2014 2:11:06 AM PDT by NathanR
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RE :”What is the makeup of Van Nuys...are we talking blacks & illegals? “

Its like a crime ridden Mexican border town with lots of fast food stores.

19 posted on 07/30/2014 5:21:13 AM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: Graybeard58
Charge him with vandalism and if convicted, give him the max, “hate crime” is so stupid.

I don't particularly like the "hate" crime concept, but it probably fits here. This is clearly intimidation, not graffiti, in fact the perp has delivered a clear death threat. I would assume there are other charges in California which could have fit the actions, including assault since a threat was made, but if a hate crime charge fits best, in instances like this imo that's OK.

20 posted on 07/30/2014 5:35:08 AM PDT by SJackson (incompetent and feckless..the story of the Obama presidency. No hand on the f***ing tiller, Hillary)
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To: SJackson
There are many real crimes this idiot could be charged with and if convicted, receive the maximum sentence for each of them and he would and should spend some serious time in jail. The whole concept of "hate crimes" reeks of "thought crimes" and doesn't belong in our Republic, not to mention that it is applied almost exclusively to white on black & perverts crimes.

It's a "get whitey" & "homophobes" concept, for the most part and should be abolished.

21 posted on 07/30/2014 8:02:40 AM PDT by Graybeard58 ( A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things. Eccl 10,v 19)
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To: Graybeard58
I don't disagree with what it reeks of. And you're right about it's use. And from most news articles I read, the problem is not only racial selectivity, but the fact that they sometimes seem to be used in inappropriate circumstances to enhance charges. Perhaps some of FR's lawyers will help us. For example, a couple of inebriates in a bar come to blows, one of them uses a racial epithet, I'm not thinking about cracker here.. The altercation may not have been about race, but he said the wrong word, enhancing the charge. Inappropriate. That's not the case here. This was clear intimidation. As a Jew I would take Kill Jews as a threat, reinforced by the Nazi references. As a layman, I'd take it as a threat of assault, which I believe qualifies in many states as assault. I think that's the approach the legal system should take though I acknowledge I don't know the charges that could be brought. But it's not simply graffiti. And if hate crime charges are how California handles it, I'm OK with that. I hope they'd handle my cracker example the same way, though I doubt it. As an aside I do think "hate" is a legitimate sentencing issue, but that's less a function of the crime than the risk of recidivism.
22 posted on 07/30/2014 4:02:15 PM PDT by SJackson (incompetent and feckless..the story of the Obama presidency. No hand on the f***ing tiller, Hillary)
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To: Graybeard58

Are you implying that punishments should be settled upon by courts and juries based upon the circumstances of the individual case?

What kind of radical are you?

This is America, 2014. Our charges and sentences are dictated by politicians trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator.

Now, let’s go find a dead kid to name another law after!

/sarc


23 posted on 07/30/2014 10:12:30 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Peace On Earth! Purity of Essence! McCain/Ripper 2016)
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To: NathanR
Sounds like the upcoming numbers for Chicago. I just read Chicago got 1000 illegal alien kids, all with Rahm Emanuel’s blessing. How do you spell hell hole.
24 posted on 07/31/2014 12:32:40 AM PDT by itssme
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