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Yeshiva Student Charged in Anti-Semitic Graffiti Incidents

Far Rockaway high school student drew on Five Towns LIRR ads eight different times, according to police.

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A Yeshiva student from Queens responsible for a slew of anti-Semitic graffiti the plagued the Cedarhurst train station and disappointed the Five Towns community, according to Nassau County and MTA Police.

Jonathan Schuster, 18, of Far Rockaway, faces hate crime, criminal mischief, and graffiti charges after he scrawled offensive remarks on advertisements at the Cedarhurst Long Island Railroad station, cops said.

Police said Schuster used a black marker to write anti-Semitic remarks and expletives on eight separate occasions since December 2012.

Schuster was charged with eight counts of third-degree felony criminal mischief as a hate crime, eight counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, and eight counts of making graffiti.

Tipsters from the area who called in to Nassau County Crime Stoppers and the Nassau County Police Explorers helped lead authorities to arrest Schuster, who is a senior at Priority-1: Torah Academy of Lawrence-Cedarhurst, authorities stated.

11 total incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti have been reported since December 2012. MTA Police said they are still hunting the culprit responsible for the other incidents, including three at Lawrence LIRR station and one at Hewlett LIRR station.

“I’m proud of the successful joint efforts between the Nassau County Police Department and MTA to apprehend the person responsible for the many anti-Semitic crimes that occurred in the Five Towns,” said County Executive Ed Mangano.

Jack February 14, 2014 at 01:59 PM
The amount of money being misappropriated by the schools and teacher's unions is far worse.
Carmela Soprano February 17, 2014 at 02:02 PM
If the public school district is misappropriating funds, why is the public not holding the board responsible? Clearly, they are the ones who approve budgets to be voted on. For the last 5-6 years, the budget has been stripped to keep costs down, but transportation costs continue to skyrocket. All that hos nothing to do with a person who clearly posted hate messages on private and public property. He should be held clearly accountable for his actions.
Jack February 17, 2014 at 10:34 PM
The public did hold the school system accountable some years ago. That is how this all started. Union thugs and their syncophants in the secular self hating community have been browbeating people into thinking the Orthodox are at fault to hold the school system fiscally responsible unlike other districts on Long Island. The secular self haters are fleeing because they are hypocritical bigots who don't wan't to send their kids to school with hispanics and blacks . The irony here is that these secular self hating bigots consistently vote democrat who push the illegals/ affirmative action progressive left wing agenda. Lawrence is becoming the new Far Rockaway, Inwood, Lauralton, Elmont, Valley Stream, Roosevelt, Hempstead, Lynbrook.
Dons Wife February 18, 2014 at 10:07 AM
My English Professor once said - Sad to say but the 'Jim Crow' mentality still exist. -"One great mistake made by intelligent people is to refuse to believe that the world is as stupid as it is." -Mme de Tencin -"Nothing sways the stupid more than arguments they can't understand. " -Cardinal de Retz 1616-1679
joe thrapp February 18, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Communities only change when the leaders have their own agendas that are in conflict with the people they represent. This is not a religious issue, this is a human issue.

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