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Swastika Painted on Sidewalk on Geneva's West Side

Geneva police reports: Criminal defacement of property includes a symbol that still offends, 67 years after Hitler's death.

A Geneva resident found the image of a swastika painted on the sidewalk so offensive that he went out and tried to sand it off the concrete surface. Such are the feelings about the symbol that is strongly associated with Nazism and related ideologies.

That incident was one of two defacement cases in Geneva police reports collected Tuesday.

Criminal Defacement of Property—Someone used pink spray paint to draw a swastika on the sidewalk in the 200 block of North Lincoln Avenue, Geneva police reported.  A resident of an adjacent home told police that the incident took place sometime between 8 p.m.  Sept. 2 and 10 p.m. Sept. 3. The woman told police her husband tried to sand the offensive depiction off the concrete, with limited success. A condition report was filed to have the remove the paint.

Criminal Defacement of Property—Someone painted graffiti on the cement trestle along the train right of way in the 400 block of Crissey Avenue sometime between prior to 9:40 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, Geneva police reports said. 

 

If you have information about this or any other crime in Geneva, please contact the at 630-232-4736.

Max September 14, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Now we have to be afraid of pink paint?

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