NYPD Hate Crime Unit probes racist messages found in Seton Park

The hateful words were discovered Sunday on signs at Seton Park in Spuyten Duyvil. Local leaders say they will never have a place in their community.

News 12 Staff

Feb 22, 2022, 10:39 PM

Updated 820 days ago

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Several racist slurs targeting the African American community over the weekend have prompted the NYPD to launch an investigation. 
The hateful words were discovered Sunday on signs at Seton Park in Spuyten Duyvil. Local leaders say they will never have a place in their community. 
Clergy members, advocates joined city leaders outside Seton Park Tuesday denounced racist messages that have since been removed.  
It’s the second act of intolerance discovered in a neighborhood park within the past two weeks in Spuyten Duyvil.
Officials are investigating whether the two incidents are connected. They are both being investigated by the NYPD’s Hate Crime Unit.


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