April 2, 2020

RBG Poster Defaced With Anti-Semitic Graffiti

Screenshot from Instagram.

A poster of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at a New York City subway station was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti on March 13.

The poster had the words “Die Jew B*tch” and swastika drawn in black marker over Ginsburg’s face. The graffiti was cleaned off later in the afternoon. The New York Police Department is investigating the matter.

“We have zero tolerance for hate and violence and this is a horrendous example that has no place anywhere,” a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transit Authority said.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) condemned the graffiti in a statement.

“We will not stand by and allow hateful and discriminatory vandalism in New York,” he said. “I have directed the New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to provide the NYPD (New York Police Department) with any resources needed to assist in the investigation.”