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Incident Report for Case #2017-337406

Incident Type

Damaged Property

Incident Date

09/20/2017 - 8:28 AM


302 E. Gorham St. (James Madison Park)


The MPD is investigating graffiti – including swastikas – found sprayed on a historical marker this morning which is very near the Gates of Heaven Synagogue, 302 E. Gorham St.
Officers responded to the "Voluntarios Internacionales de la Libertad" marker, which is located in James Madison Park, after a passerby noticed red spray paint on the memorial around 8:30 a.m.
The words "TRUMP RULES" and "ANTIFA SUCKS" were found as were a couple of swastikas. City of Madison Parks is in the process of cleaning the memorial which is dedicated to international volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War in the 1930's. Many of them came from Wisconsin.
The MPD is sharing information on this case with the Jewish Federation of Madison.

Released 09/20/2017 at 10:37 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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