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Mayor Cohen speaks out against vandalism

Posted by Ben Terris November 17, 2008 04:11 PM

Mayor David Cohen ended his weekly press conference Monday by condemning the vandalism at Temple Shalom.

Two days after a swastika was spray painted on the Temple's entrance sign, Cohen said:

"While our police department continues its investigation into the incident, our community is uniting with a loud and clear message that messages of hate and divisiveness do not resonate with our people."

Cohen said he was proud of the police department who arrived on the scene "within five minutes of it being called in."

The mayor also announced that on Sunday, November 23rd at 12:30 p.m. there will be a community event at Temple Shalom regarding this incident.

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2 comments so far...
  1. Vandals run rampant because Cohen fails to enforce the law. Five minutes watching any traffic light or crosswalk makes clear that there is no law and order in this city. A press release will not tell people that the law will protect us. Enforcing the law will tell people that the law will protect us.

    Posted by Dan Ari November 17, 08 10:28 PM
  1. You're right, there is no law and order in Newton. It's just like the wild wild west. I don't know how anyone can survive. Thats funny.

    Posted by Paul November 17, 08 11:29 PM
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