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When will we admit that we have a HATE CRIME problem in the city?

Monday, November 14, 2016
Time: 3:45 PM

Will it take someone losing their life for city officials to admit the obvious...we have a HATE CRIME problem in the city! Newstimes: 11.14.16

DANBURY - Residents were shocked Monday to find a swastika that had been painted on the side of a downtown home over the weekend in a racially and ethnically diverse neighborhood - the most recent in a string of hate speech crimes being investigated by police.

“Oh my God,” said Daequan Rosado when he first saw the hate speech scrawled in black paint on a nearby house on Division Street. “I put my kids on the bus this morning and didn’t even notice it.


Further down the road, a white Mazda CX7 was also spray-painted with a black swastika.

“It’s really upsetting,” said Rosado. “This is a very ethnic neighborhood with a lot of diversity.”

He added that while he’s seen racial comments and tensions flareup both online and in other communities in the country after President-Elect Donald Trump won the recent election, he was surprised to see it in his own neighborhood.


While police don’t have any reports on the Division Street swastika, detectives are actively investigating four other similar incidents that also occurred in the same neighborhood surrounding West Street in the weeks running up to the election.

Police said a swastika was scratched onto the door of a van at the Catholic Family Charities organization on West Street - a group that also found a black swastika painted on their front door on Oct. 31. Another black swastika was painted that day on a work vans for Fish Window Cleaning, which is also located on West Street. A resident along George Street also reported Nov. 2 that a swastika had been painted in black paint on the passenger side of his truck.

How many times do we need to see incidents of hated occurring in the city until someone says ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

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Yes. Intolerance and hatred abound here; there's no sense being in denial. A perfect and more readily available example is the hatred and evil which can be found polluting the Danbury News Times articles about the recent stolen car crash tragedy on Mountainville Road in which a young woman passenger was killed. Simple scroll through the comments on many of those articles- it is horrifying, very cold and very callous. The news Times is being very irresponsible in keeping those posts up. Very irresponsible.
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