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In today's reminder that the world is full of terrible people, police in New York are on the hunt for a vile vandal who scribbled derogatory messages and Nazi imagery on a statue of Jackie Robinson outside the Brooklyn Cyclones' ballpark.
According to the New York Daily News , an employee at MCU Park in Coney Island arrived at the stadium at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday to find that a statue of Robinson and his Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Pee Wee Reese had been defaced.
According to the Daily News report, the messages included hateful notes that read, "Heil Hitler," "Die n----r," "F--k n----r" and "F--k Jackie Robinson," and were written sometime after the Cyclones' home game Tuesday night. The act is being investigated as a hate crime
"The statue is a symbol of tolerance," Cyclones Director of Communications Billy Harner told the paper. "It's an absolute tragedy that someone would deface it the way they did."
Workers were able to scrub the graffiti from the bronze portion of the statue, but as of Wednesday afternoon, the graffiti on the stone base had yet to be removed:
#breakmyheart racist graffiti covered at jackie robinson statue at cyclones stadium in brooklyn. so angry. pic.twitter.com/jzVGfRU1QX
-- Bill Ritter (@billritter7) August 7, 2013 Base of Jackie Robinson statue now covered pic.twitter.com/GIqjxZFdaz
-- glenn schuck (@glennschuck) August 7, 2013 Graffiti & racist slurs were discovered on the Jackie Robinson statue outside MCU Park in Brooklyn #BreakingNews pic.twitter.com/3VeCCu2kSi
-- Eyewitness News (@eyewitnessnyc) August 7, 2013 On April 15, 1947, Robinson became the first African-American player in Major League Baseball, and he and Reese were teammates in Brooklyn from 1947 to 1956. The statue outside the stadium was erected in 2005.
Wednesday, New York City councilwoman and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn tweeted a message on behalf of herself and councilman Domenic Recchia saying that the two "strongly condemn the racist graffiti discovered on Jackie Robinson's statue in BK. Hatred has no place here."
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A statue of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese that is on display outside MCU Park in Brooklyn has been defaced. The statue which features Reese with his arm around Robinson was littered with racial and anti-semiotic epithets as well as a swastika. Among the hate-filled messages written in black marker on the monument to Robinson and his Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Pee Wee Reese were: [...]
One of baseball’s finest hours is the moment that Pee Wee Reece stood in solidarity with Jackie Robinson during the clash over the sport’s integration at Crosley Field in Cincinnati.
The scene was memorialized as a statue in New York at MCU Park where the Brooklyn Cyclones, a New York Mets minor-league affiliate, play ball.
On Wednesday as the staff filed in for work...
A statue of Brooklyn Dodgers legends Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese, which sits outside MCU Park in Coney Island, home to the Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York-Penn League, was vandalized overnight with swastikas and racial epithets, including the phrases “Heil Hitler” and “die n*gger.”
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Somebody spray-painted swastikas and racist slurs on the statue...
New York City police are investigating swastikas and hate speech scrawled on a statue of Jackie Robinson and a teammate outside Brooklyn's minor league baseball stadium.
A manager at MCU Park noticed the defacement Wednesday at about 8:30 a.m. The words ''Heil Hitler,'' an expletive and racist epithets were scrawled on the statue in black marker. Workers later...
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Workers at MCU Park, home of the minor league Brooklyn Cyclones, discovered racist graffiti written on a statue of Jackie Robinson outside the park, WABC News in New York reports. The vandals reportedly wrote the “N-word” twice on the statue, along with other graffiti.
The statue was covered when...
Police are searching for the people who covered the Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson statue with swastikas and racial slurs outside Brooklyn Cyclones stadium in Coney Island. Below you can see a picture of the defaced statue with a worker working to clean it off.
Among the hate-filled messages written in black marker on the monument to Robinson and his Brooklyn Dodgers teammate...
Standing outside the stadium of the New York Mets minor league team, is a statue in honor of the late Jackie Robinson and his Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Pee Wee Reese. On Wednesday morning, the statue was found to be defaced with swastikas and racial slurs about Robinson and African-Americans. A manager at the park noticed the graffiti around 8:30 a.m. and reported his findings to...
The bronze statue outside of MCU Park, of legendary Brooklyn baseball icons Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese has been vandalized.
The home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, where this historic statue stood, was vandalized with swastikas and other racial slurs on Tuesday night, according to 1010 WINS AM radio.
The disturbing discovery was made by team officials when they arrived to work...
A despicable act of vandalism sparked a chorus of outrage Wednesday after swastikas and racist slurs were found scrawled on the iconic Jackie Robinson statue outside the Brooklyn Cyclones stadium.
A manager at MCU Park in Coney Island stumbled upon the defaced statue about 8:30 a.m. just hours before thousands of kids showed up at the ballpark for Camp Day.
Among the hate-filled...
A statue of Jackie Robinson sitting outside MCU Park in Coney Island has been vandalized with spray-painted swastikas and racist slurs. Team officials for the Brooklyn Cyclones told CBS New York they made the discovery on Wednesday morning.
“Immediately we went into action to try to clean it and remove the graffiti” said Billy Harner the team's director of communications...
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The Jackie Robinson statue outside MCU Park in Coney Island, New York, was defaced with swastikas and racial slurs, Brooklyn Cyclones employees learned when they arrived at the park on Wednesday. Team employees were arriving at the park for a game between the Cyclones and Connecticut Tigers when they made the discovery. According to the [...]
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Every once in a while a story comes along that reminds you how vile some human beings can be. According to the New York Daily News, vandals used marker pens to scrawl racial slurs on the Jackie Robinson statue at the home stadium of the minor league Brooklyn Cyclones. The defacement was discovered this morning and workers immediately began removing the offensive wording. Appropriately...
In this week's sign that the world still has a long ways to go, a Jackie Robinson statue on Coney Island was defaced, covered in swastikas and racial slurs.