Hate crime suspect in Hamilton leaves multiple anti-Semitic messages


Published September 9, 2022 at 11:03 am

Early this week, a man in downtown Hamilton was responsible for graffiti containing multiple anti-Semitic messages, which is being investigated as a hate crime.

Hamilton Police (HPS) say they are attempting to identify the individual, whose hate-filled handiwork was placed in the area of Main St. W. and Bay St. between Sunday and Tuesday (Sept. 4 and 6).

The suspect, based on the images obtained by law enforcement, is described as a Black man with a larger build and short black hair, who could be in his 30s, 40s or 50s. He was wearing a black sweater, jeans, red running shoes and carrying a black backpack.

Anyone who information that you believe could assist with this investigation, please contact HPS Hate Crime Det. Fabiano Mendes at (905-546-5678).

Information may also be provided via Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-8477, or online at crimestoppershamilton.com).

Resources are available in Hamilton for people affected by racism and anti-Semitism, and media coverage. Those include the Hamilton Anti-Racism Resource Centre (HARRC) and B’nai Brith Hamilton, which the area chapter of Canada’s oldest Jewish human rights organization.

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