Early on Sunday morning, two suspects vandalized homes in Nashville’s Sylvan Park area with swastikas and hate messages.
The Sylvan Park neighborhood were disturbed as two suspects vandalized homes, allegedly spray-painted with swastikas and hate messages in the early hours of Sunday morning. The Nashville Police Department is looking for two suspects in connection with this incident.
One of the suspects was seen running onto someone’s porch, spray-painting the camera, tearing down a flag, and then damaging the home, all as seen on a doorbell video.
Sometime after midnight, vandals broke into five homes on Westlawn Drive, Wyoming, Colorado, and Idaho Avenues.
Photos of the residences with several swastikas, “white power,” and other statements were shared in a Facebook group for the Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association. One of the alleged vandals is captured on camera.
The two suspects vandalized homes as seen in a footage and were identified by police as both white men with their faces covered.
Mayor Jon Cooper tweeted on Sunday, “Nashville stands united against the hate and bigotry these horrific crimes reflect.
“We are appreciative of Chief Drake and his team’s continuous efforts to find the culprits and hold them accountable. Antisemitism and other forms of prejudice will not be tolerated in our city.”
Increased patrols were mandated by the police chief due to the incident of two suspects vandalized homes in Nashville’s Sylvan Park neighborhood. Also other locations with Jewish institutions are included in this mandate.
The “biggest Jewish community in Tennessee” is located in Nashville, according to the Goldring/Woldenberg Center of Southern Jewish Life. According to a Brandeis University research, there were about 11,000 Jewish households in Nashville and Middle Tennessee in 2015.
Two suspects vandalized homes shows that antisemitism is getting worse in the US and around the world. In 2021, there were a record 2,717 antisemitic acts, such as attacks, harassment, and vandalism, according to the Anti-Defamation League.
Police are telling people in the Sylvan Park neighborhood to look at their home surveillance cameras to see if they have any useful information.
If you know who did the damage or know anything about it, you can call Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.