Vandals mark racial slurs, images on Jackie Robinson statue

WTKR.com

NEW YORK (CNN) — A New York newspaper is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the “lowlife” who defaced a statue of Jackie Robinson outside the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball stadium.

Vandals marked racial slurs and symbols on the sculpture of Robinson and teammate Pee Wee Reese sometime between the end of the Cyclones game Tuesday night and 7 a.m. Wednesday, according to a spokesman for the New York City Police Department.

A swastika, “anti-Semitic comments” and the N-word were written in black marker on the statue and its base, officials said.

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the matter as a possible bias incident. The Cyclones and police are reviewing security camera video, hoping it will lead them to a suspect or suspects, said Brooklyn Cyclones director of communications Billy Harner.

No arrests have been made.

The New York Daily News on its front page Thursday…

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