(Cedarhurst, Long Island) — Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky today repeated his call for security cameras at the Cedarhurst Long Island Railroad (“LIRR”) station after a swastika was found etched into a pane of glass there this morning–the second swastika left at the stop in just two weeks.
“Swastikas and other symbols of hate have no place in our community–and the despicable, cowardly criminals who commit acts such as these must be brought to justice immediately,” Kaminsky, a former government prosecutor, said. “I again strongly urge the LIRR to install security cameras at the Cedarhurst station to prevent any further hate crimes. We must let these bigots know that our community will not tolerate their attempts to spread hatred.”
On January 4th, days after another swastika was found at the Cedarhurst station, Kaminsky wrote a letter calling for cameras at the stop and elsewhere in the train system:
“This station, as well as others nearby, experienced these hateful displays on far too many occasions,” the letter read. “I urge the LIRR to install cameras on the train station platforms in this and other stations that have been defaced by perpetrators of hate crimes. Such cameras would aid law enforcement authorities in catching those who commit these terrible acts or deter such acts in the first place.”