Cypress Hills Cemetery is where my parents, grandparents and other family members are buried.
My sympathies, prayers and heart go out to all Asian-Americans affected by this terrible desecration.
Teens vandalize Brooklyn cemetery, write anti-Asian slurs on headstones, NYPD says
The three males, believed to be 16 to 19 years old, knocked over and spray-painted more than 40 headstones after entering the cemetery at 833 Jamaica Ave. just after midnight, according to police.
They also damaged 15 vaults inside the Memorial Abbey mausoleum, police said.
It was not immediately clear what derogatory words were written on the headstones, but police said there were some anti-Asian slurs.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.
Video surveillance of the teens was released on Wednesday.
12 thoughts on “Cypress Hills Cemetery”
This is so, so sad!!
Yes it is. Even the dead cannot rest in peace. Sadly if unchecked hatred, bias and racism spread like a virus. And it does not stop with just Black or white Americans. All races and religions are in jeopardy. All Americans need to wake up and make their voices heard against this regression back to darker days.
I totally agree!
It always is an act of utter stupidness, or rather cowardness, to wreck graves. Shame on them!
The teens were captured on camera so hopefully they will be brought to justice. Also I hope that their parents are forced to pay for the damages.
This is so sad. If youngsters behave like this, what hope do we have for the future?
They were captured on camera. I hope that their parents get fined for damages.
I hope so too. Just terrible behaviour.
Yes. The Asian families must feel awful so these kids parents must pay restitution.
Do these parents even know where their kids are or what they are doing?!
Either don’t know or don’t care. However once the cops catch up to them that will change.
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