Police Seek Graffiti Trolling, Attention Starved Anti-Semite in Chinatown

chinatown
7th and H Street, NW

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a defacing public property offense that occurred in the Chinatown area of 7th and H Streets, Northwest.

Members of the First District responded to three separate incidents in the Chinatown area of anti-Semitic graffiti written on Chinese zodiac rat murals. The dates of the reported offenses are as follows:

· Monday, August 1, 2016
· Monday, August 8, 2016
· Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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  • There is anti-semitic and racist graffiti like this frequently in the downtown area on bus ads and street signs. I always assumed it was a mentally troubled homeless person so that’s a good place to start. Hopefully they find out who did it but I’m not going to hold my breath.

    • There’s a 99.999% chance that it was done by the person you describe and not Hitler 2.0, yet MPD will pile resources into this while people continue to shoot each other in the streets every night.

      • I hate gun violence. And I hate hatred. I appreciate the police taking action against anti-semitism.

        • Not sure one can call the insane ramblings/graffiti of a lunatic “hatred” but if you feel safer having people with mental illness locked up, then great. Like P Lecheval implies, I’d be happier if the cops were doing more to stop random shootings in my neighborhood.

  • I am so glad they are looking for this person. It made me so angry every time I walked by and saw new graffiti on the crosswalk. (And yes, I did report it.)

  • I’d rather not be specific, but there’s a group of gentlemen that hang out on the corner of 7th and H every Friday afternoon who articulate some rather extreme perspectives, some of which could perhaps provide inspiration for such graffiti.

    • Rhymes with “lack lebrews”

    • Be specific. If they’re standing on a public corner there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t state who they are. But yeah, as Eric said I was going to guess you’re referring to the Black Hebrews. Don’t know if they still hang out down there as I haven’t been through that neighborhood in a while. Even so, would they inspire anti-semitic graffiti? I thought their lunatic ravings could only inspire confusion or laughter.

      • The Black Hebrews movement is notoriously anti-Semitic and, for lack of a better term, black supremacist. No idea if the particular group that proselytizes by the Metro entrance has anything to do with the graffiti, though.

  • hahaha! Oh god, I try to avoid those guys like the plague but they manage to scream their hatefulness so loudly!

  • nightborn

    Maybe it’s the same psycho who left this long rambling letter on doorsteps all over my sister’s neighborhood (West End) – ranting about Jew gold and Jews living in caves while hoarding this gold and controlling the media (I guess the caves have wifi?)

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