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Police Searching for Pair who Drew Swastikas on Greenpoint Restaurant

Jan. 8, 2020 By Allie Griffin

The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is searching for a pair of men who drew swastikas and other profanities on a Greenpoint restaurant last month.

The men were captured on surveillance video scribbling with a marker on the outside wall of Acapulco Restaurant & Deli, a Mexican restaurant located at 1116 Manhattan Ave, on Dec. 22 at 9:20 a.m., police said.

Acapulco Restaurant & Deli (Google Maps)

The swastika graffiti comes at a time of increased attacks and discriminatory incidents against Jewish New Yorkers.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the individuals is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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Tyronne Fauntleroy

They wont do one day in prison. Its making graffiti and damaging property. They’re getting swag bags gift cards burner phones and metro cards upon arraignment . I can see the excuses now?? we were drunk blah blah . Never a felony conviction in crooklyn. Nope nope


So how come the thousands of people who make virulently anti-white comments every single day are never charged with a hate crime?


You bring up an issue that should be discussed. However,
There is a difference between hate speech and narrow minded free speech. Anybody that says whites should be hurt or killed is guilty of hate speech and should be prosecuted. However if they say like Neo feminists say that the white man is the cause of all evil in the world that is narrow minded/bigoted free speech and not hate speech.

Same with the right ie if they say immigrants are the cause of all the problems in America it is narrow minded bigoted protected free speech not hate speech.


At least you can make these two out on the camera. They will be caught. Has this been on any TV news? Have to get the word out.

Richard Romano

So glad they’ll be locked up for their disgusting display of anti-semitism. Hey tough guys behind your Sharpie-Hope that you’re rewarded with a little time on the Island-Rikers.


They should be charged with criminal mischief and if deemed a hate crime after review, charged with that too. They should be released without bail but forced to clean up the graffiti or thrown in jail and if done again the book should be thrown at them with bail requirements.

What not to do? the extremes, ie the extreme left allied with the extreme right, ie it was only performance art and it should be let alone or some on the extreme left who want them jailed for life.


looks like a couple of crackheads or junkies. the guy in the scarf can barely write and is clearly inebriated. They drew swastikas on a mexican restaurant and one guy looks either hispanic or asian?

Think Harder

“They drew swastikas on a mexican restaurant and one guy looks either hispanic or asian?”
You do know you can be anti-Semitic and not be white, right? Or that the location of where you’re throwing up your swastika doesn’t necessarily have any bearing, right?


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