Man charged with leaving anti-Semitic observe on assemblywoman’s workplace
An Higher East Facet man was charged with leaving a vulgar anti-Semitic observe exterior a state lawmaker’s Manhattan places of work, officers stated.
Karan Aggarwala, 53, was arrested Wednesday and charged with harassment, legal trespass and making graffiti for splashing white paint exterior state Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright’s legislative places of work on Aug. 11 and leaving the hateful observe, police and the legislator’s workplace stated.
The lurid message made a sexual reference and alluded to Jewish stereotypes.
Police stated Aggarwala was additionally accused of constructing a threatening telephone name to Seawright’s workplace, saying he would slash the lawmaker’s tires.
“I want to thank the NYPD Hate Crimes Unit and the commanders and officers of the nineteenth Precinct and the NYS troopers,” Seawright stated Thursday. “We won’t be intimidated by anti-Semitism or bigotry of any sort. I stay up for justice being served on this hateful incident.”
The incident additionally drew a pointy rebuke from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who referred to as it a “cowardly act” that he stated, “is antithetical to New York’s values.”
“New York has zero tolerance for hate and we are going to do every thing in our energy to carry these accountable accountable,” Cuomo said on Twitter.
The anti-Semitic incident got here within the wake of a “digital city corridor” sponsored by Seawright which featured a number of state Jewish leaders and targeted on combating anti-Semitism.
Aggarwala was launched with out bail and is due again in court docket Nov. 17.
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