NYPD investigating anti-Semitic graffiti on Ruth Bader Ginsburg poster as hate crime

NYPD investigating anti-Semitic graffiti on Ruth Bader Ginsburg poster as hate crime
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The New York Police Department (NYPD) is investigating anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled on a poster featuring Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a hate crime. 

The words "Die Jew Bitch" and a swastika were drawn over Ginsburg's face on an advertisement promoting a new book about her at a city subway station on Tuesday, according to a photo published by the New York Post

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"Hate Crime Task Force is currently on scene investigating ANTI-SEMITIC vandalism at the Nassau Ave station on the G line," the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force said in a tweet from its verified account Wednesday afternoon. "Thank you to all community members for alerting the NYPD."

NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea added in a separate tweet that the NYPD's transit unit also would be conducting a full investigation into the graffiti drawn on the poster featuring the 85-year-old justice, who is Jewish.  

"As always, NYC has no place for hate," Shea said, calling the graffiti "abhorrent."

The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) said its crews removed the anti-Semitic imagery immediately after it was reported. 

"We have zero tolerance for hate and violence and this is a horrendous example that has no place anywhere," an MTA spokesman told the New York Post. 

Officials told the newspaper that they would share surveillance footage with police in order to aid investigations. 

The NYPD did not immediately respond to a request for further comment from The Hill.