Police are investigating a link between Tuesday’s wide distribution of anti-Semitic leaflets in Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill to this weekend’s anti-gay, anti-Jewish rallies (see story, page 1).
Handwritten notes reading “Kill Jews” in black marker were found at the corner of Clinton and President streets and along Atlantic Avenue between Smith and Boerum streets.
Sgt. Vinny Marrone of the 76th Precinct said police are investigating whether the hate message were done to promote Saturday’s rally by the Westboro Baptist Church at the Kane Street Synagogue at nearby Tompkins Place.
“But this also happens every year during the Jewish holidays,” Marrone added. “Someone always wants to ruin their good time when they’re celebrating.”
The alarming leafletting comes in the wake of a similar incident last week when someone distributed profane anti-Obama fliers from the roof of a Downtown Brooklyn skyscraper. That crime has not been solved.
Taken together, Brooklynites are fed up with the hate that is literally lining their streets.
“I was disgusted and concerned more than anything,” said one Cobble Hill resident who contacted The Brooklyn Paper and the 76th Precinct after finding the slips.
“I fear that these fliers are evidence of dark forces cropping up in our neighborhood,” he added.
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