According to NYPD, an Obama volunteer was arrested for anti-Semitic graffiti in New York.
UPDATE: The individual wanted for anti-Semitic graffiti at Union Temple in #Brooklyn has been APPREHENDED thanks to the hard working officers that are out there every day and night keeping this city safe. #NYPDProtecting https://t.co/zLFiDe2GCp
â€” NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 3, 2018
Authorities arrested 26-year-old James Polite, a formerÂ volunteerÂ on Obama’s first presidential campaign, for allegedly vandalizing Brooklynâ€™s Union Temple on Thursday with anti-Semitic messages that included “die Jew rats we are here,” “Jews better be ready,” and “Hitler.”
Polite interned with Christine C. Quinn, the former Democratic Speaker of the New York City Council, for several years and worked “on initiatives to combat hate crime[s],” The New York TimesÂ reportedÂ in 2017.
TheÂ DCNFÂ reviewed Polite’s Facebook and determined that it was the same James Polite profiled by The New York Times.
According to the DCNF, Polite wrote a post this week that stated: “A dream with eyes wide open. civil war is here. Nobody gotta die. Mexico, latin America, carribean vs. Jew n***er pigs. One person touch me this whole shit a smoking.”
Polite also “posted a cell-phone picture of a burning American flag, with the caption ‘Sometimes things take a lil heat to grow,'” the DCNF’s report added. “Police suspect him of setting fires at ‘seven shuls and yeshivas in Williamsburg’ that same night, before the temple vandalism. Security footage captured that, too.”