Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland) today issued the following statement regarding the spray-painting of a swastika on a New City street near the home of a respected Jewish activist:
"I am outraged by anti-Semitic vandalism in New City near the home of a prominent member of the Jewish community whose parents survived the Holocaust.
"I know Clarkstown Police Department will investigate this crime and hold accountable anyone who would deface public roads with such a symbol of hate.
"This shocking act is another reminder that even in the most diverse and educated areas of the country, the scourge of intolerance and anti-Semitism must be erased. All members of our community have a responsibility to reject intolerance and speak out against hate speech directed against individuals for no reason other than their religion."