Anti-Semitic vandalism found etched into playground in Seaford park
Hempstead town officials say several swastikas were reported etched into playground equipment at Seamans Neck Park in Seaford Wednesday night.
The news brought frustration, sadness and disappointment from officials and those who visit the park.
"During a time of the COVID-19 pandemic where we're encouraging children and their families to be out in our parks enjoying fresh air, it's disgusting that they come to a playground and see writings of hate," says Town Councilman Anthony D'Esposito.
"We just finished the High Holy Days for the Jewish faith and to think this is taking place is our community is something we cannot tolerate," says Town Supervisor Don Clavin.
Officials say they're now calling for additional security patrols and are looking into certain areas of the park where they may install cameras.
"We are united in saying -- we are not going to stand for this," says Clavin.