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Cops seek anti-Semite who drew swastikas inside Brighton Beach playground

Hateful: Cops discovered swastikas scrawled on the play equipment at Brighton Beach Playground on Feb. 24.
Councilman Chaim Deutsch

Authorities are hunting for the anti-Semitic scoundrel who scrawled a pair of swastikas on equipment inside a Brighton Beach playground.

Police on Sunday found the two symbols of hate drawn in black marker beneath the slide at Brighton Playground on Brightwater Court near Brighton Second Street, according to cops, who said officers with the department’s Hate Crimes Task Force are investigating the incident and have yet to make any arrests.

The local councilman, who announced the swastikas’ discovery on Twitter the next day, demanded the city take swift action in the wake of the vile vandalism, urging Mayor DeBlasio to approve a pair of billsone of which the pol sponsored — that Council already passed, which together would create a new mayoral office of Hate Crime Prevention if Hizzoner signs them into law.

“Are swastikas in playgrounds the new normal? Enough is enough,” Councilman Chaim Deutsch (D–Brighton Beach) said on Twitter. “@NYCMayor- please implement Hate Crime Prevention Office!”

City Hall reps did not immediately respond when asked if DeBlasio plans to sign the bills into law. But if he does, his mayoral hate-crime office would take shape months after District Attorney Eric Gonzalez formed his own Hate Crimes Bureau in response to what the top prosecutor said was a growing number of biased attacks across Kings County.

News of the sullied slide came roughly a week after another bigot whom cops are still searching for threw an unknown object through the window of a Bushwick synagogue, shattering the glass as members celebrated the Sabbath inside the holy site.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at jmcshane@schnepsmedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.

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