Civil Unrest, Police

Church Vandalism Returns to New York

A statue depicting Jesus Christ was toppled and an American flag burned outside a Catholic church in Brooklyn, prompting the New York City Police Department to launch a hate crime investigation.

The New York Post reported:

The incident occurred around 10 p.m. Thursday when an unknown person hopped the fence at St. Athanasius Church on Bay Parkway at 61st Street in Bensonhurst, police said. The vandal pushed over a statue of Jesus’s crucifixion, breaking it into pieces, and torched an American flag hanging outside the rectory, according to cops. Read more…

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