UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KPLR) – Investigators with the University City Police Department are working to determine who knocked over or damaged dozens of headstones at a local Jewish cemetery Thursday morning.
Police would not say if they considered the vandalism at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery to be a hate crime.
Whether or not it's considered to be a "hate crime" is irrelevant; calling something a "hate crime" is extremely stupid. A criminal act is a criminal act is a criminal act. In this case, the vandalism at an historic Jewish cemetery was obviously carried out by a group, rather than an individual, and is reminiscent of the Nazi "brownshirt" actions.
More than 100 headstones were damaged.
The investigation coincides with yet another round of bomb threats at Jewish community centers across the nation.
The cemetery director says that cleanup and repair operations are being planned, and in a particularly welcome development, members of the local Muslim "community" have volunteered to help.
You know, a lot of university perfessers and journo-lists claim that Ferret-top ran on a platform of hatred, but all I've been seeing is an outpouring of hatred from the Left. From yesterday's "not my president's day" "protests" and vandalism - all orchestrated by the Left - to the threats against Jews and graveyard desecration such as this, all seem to be standardized operational tactics deployed by the Left.
Conservatives didn't engage in such behavior when Alinsky Obama Soetero was twice elected.
Amusingly, Lefties call for Ferret to "release his tax returns" - but Soetero had even his college records sealed. But that was okay, somehow.