Hateful graffiti has been popping up all over America ever since we elected a hateful troll to our country’s highest office. Today, the playground equipment at Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights, which was renamed in honor of the late Beastie Boy in 2013, was defaced with two swastikas and the words “Go Trump.” According to Brooklyn City Councilman Brad Lander, the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force and the Parks Department were on-site immediately, and the graffiti will be painted over tonight.
Adam Yauch is weeping for our country. Mom was Jewish. Practiced Buddhism. Spoke out against Islamophobia. Apologized for homophobic lyrics.— Brad Lander (@bradlander) November 18, 2016
NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force and @NYCParks staff on-site immediately. Will be painted over tonight. No place for hate. We will not be cowed.— Brad Lander (@bradlander) November 18, 2016
Related: Richard Spencer, a white nationalist and the guy who coined the term “alt-right,” is (unsurprisingly) cool with swastika graffiti, NPR reports. Great.