Jewish Leaders Demand Police Protection in Wake of Neo-nazi Actions
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Jewish Leaders Demand Police Protection in Wake of Neo-nazi Actions

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An outbreak of swastika-smearings, broken windows, and paintings of anti-Semitic slogans on store windows in the City Point area of South Boston has upset Jewish storekeepers and brought demands of increased police protection. Representatives of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith said they had met with police authorities and had been assured that detectives and other special police officers are making a “concerted effort to apprehend those suspected of involvement in this outrage.”

Council President Justin L. Wyner and Simon Scheff, regional ADL chairman, commenting on the “Kill niggers and Jews” and “kill price gougers from the suburbs” signs that had been painted on the store windows, said “The South Boston excesses are all too reminiscent of the Brown Shirt era of the late 1930s and 1940s; and they must be halted.” They noted that effective counter-action has been taken by police in previous instances of vandalism and stated, “We insist that every possible reassurance be given victims of these forays.”

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