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MCSO, Fairport Police asking for help after finding racist, antisemitic graffiti in Perinton

Berkeley Brean
Updated: July 02, 2020 12:32 PM
Created: July 02, 2020 11:44 AM

PERINTON, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Fairport Police are actively looking for the person or people who spray-painted swastikas and racist words on several buildings and homes overnight.

They are asking for your help to find video of the crime happening.

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It happened outside the main office for the Pines of Perinton apartment complex. That’s where people woke up to find swastikas, the letters KKK and other races words spray painted.

By mid-morning a crew from the apartment complex was power washing and painting over the graffiti, but there was more. The sign for garage on Whitney Road was tagged with a swastika as was a graduation lawn sign. A home was also painted with the swastika.

A short time ago, the sheriff’s office talked about the incident. News10NBC Chief Investigative Reporter Berkeley Brean said that all the graffiti he has seen is along both sides Whitney Road, which divides the Village of Fairport and the Town of Perinton.

That’s why there is a joint investigation between the Fairport Police and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

“We are outraged by the actions that occurred in our Town overnight," Perinton Town Supervisor Ciaran Hanna and the town board said in a joint statement. "Our community has zero-tolerance for racist and hateful acts. Perinton is a community where everyone is, and should feel safe and welcome. These despicable acts are not reflective of the Perinton we know and love, and we all must lead by example to eradicate racism of every form.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the State Police Hate Crime Unit is also investigating. 

Watch News10NBC at 5 to hear the emotional reaction from the community.


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