Brooklyn man charged with hate crime after 'vandalizing four synagogues with ...

Brooklyn man, 39, is charged with a hate crime after 'vandalizing four synagogues with derogatory graffiti' NYPD says Emil Benjamin, 39, desecrated four synagogues in Brooklyn last week The suspect is accused of writing 'pedophiles' in red marker of one synagogue The other graffiti also included derogatory phrases, but the NYPD did not reveal any specifics. At one location, he's accused of breaking in and stealing $20 Security footage released by police shows a hooded man walking up the front steps to one synagogue, removing a Sharpie and writing on the front facade  The incidents, which are being investigated by NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force, allegedly occurred between midnight and 1:30am on December 23 

By Daily Mail Reporter

Published: 17:02 GMT, 1 January 2021 | Updated: 17:02 GMT, 1 January 2021

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A Brooklyn man has been arrested and charged with a hate crime for allegedly vandalizing four synagogues last week.

The New York Police Department says 39-year-old Emil Benjamin went on a graffiti spree at four Brooklyn-area synagogues: Kahal Darkei Noam, Young Israel Senior Services, Khal Toras Chaim D'Flatbush, and Bais Avigdor.

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The suspect is accused of writing 'pedophiles' in red marker on a side door entrance to the Young Israel synagogue, a police spokesperson told DailyMail.com. Police say the other graffiti also included derogatory phrases, but did not reveal any specifics.

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