The NYPD has launched an investigation to find the person who spray painted powerful sentiments onto the 94th Precinct in Greenpoint, a police cruiser outside the building and PS 31. The Daily News reports:
“NYPD = NAZI,” one hate message read. “NYPD Picks on Harmless People,” said another. The suspect also wrote “NYPD” next to a swastika.
The graffiti was found on Tuesday, and police are checking security camera footage for suspects. Another message read “A wrongful arrest is a crime NYPD 94 curse you.”
Police commissioner Bill Bratton, whose approval rating took a big dip since recent instances of deadly police brutality, is still condemning graffiti and other minor crimes as part of his favored “broken windows” method of law enforcement. He’s recently called a high-profile graffiti art show “outrageous” for the negative influence he believes it could have on children. He also spoke out against investigations of police misconduct for being too harsh, in his opinion. Graffiti that shames police misconduct must be his least favorite thing ever right now. (Photo: Daily News)