ADL Praises Sandy Springs City Council for Speaking Out Against Anti-Semitism in Community
Second Swastika Found Scrawled on Sign Near School
Atlanta, GA, September 2, 2008…The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today praised the Sandy Springs city council for reacting quickly to news that a second swastika in less than two weeks was found scrawled on a stop sign near the EpsteinSchool. The city council announced that rewards for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrator have now climbed to $5,000 – a combination of funds contributed by the city and by two neighborhood associations.
"We are grateful that the city council and Sandy Springs neighborhood organizations are speaking out loudly against this kind of ugly display of hatred in their community," said ADL Southeast Regional Director Bill Nigut. "It is heartbreaking that the children of the EpsteinSchool have once again been subjected to a symbol that reminds us all of the Nazi's heinous crimes against the Jewish people."
The League also praised the Sandy Springs police department for working diligently to find the perpetrator.
"EpsteinSchool officials tell us that the police have handled the matter with sensitivity and with a clear understanding of the impact this sort of crime has on the Jewish community," said Nigut. "We thank them for their hard work."
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.