Police investigating Nazi swastikas spray painted on UC Davis Jewish frat house
Police in Davis, California are investigating an act of vandalism after fraternity members attending UC Davis woke up Saturday morning to discover Nazi swastikas spray painted on their frat house, CBS 13 is reporting.
Members of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity were dismayed, but not entirely surprised, as the vandalism comes a few days after the UC Davis student body senate passed a resolution urging the school to cease involvement with companies that support Israel.
“This week is sort of a bad week to be Jewish on campus,” said Nathaniel Bernhart, vice president of AEPI.
Joshua Wortsman, the fraternity’s president-elect, added, “So this is not out of the blue. We’re pretty sure this is directly related.”
Hate crimes on the campus, located west of Sacramento, are not unusual. In 2010, the college campus sign was covered in swastikas, followed days later by a swastika being painted on a Jewish student’s room door.
Freshman Itai Ofir said he was stunned by the anti-Semitic sentiment.
“I’m a freshman so I’ve never had to deal with such outward show of hate towards me and my people,” Ofir said.
Police are still seeking leads in what they call a hate crime.
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