Truck Covered in Antisemitic Messages Being Investigated as Hate Incident – Los Angeles

After driving through West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and other areas over the weekend, a truck with antisemitic messages was taken to police.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s watch commander confirmed that they are investigating the hate crime involving at most two men and the truck.

Authorities have the truck’s license plate and are looking into the rental of the vehicle.

On Saturday, the truck was reported to first be seen at a station on Carson Street and Santa Monica Boulevard.

The vehicle was a rented truck that was covered with racist and antisemitic slogans, such as “Jewish Lives Matter Most”And “Resisting the Great Replacement = Greatest Threat??”

This is the same white supremacist conspiracy theory as the one authorities are looking into in the case of the 18-year old mass shooter in Buffalo, New York that killed 10 people on May 14.

A video shared by WeHo Social Justice Coalition shows several people confronting two men with cell phones outside the truck while it was parked at the station. Two men seemed to be recording the anger from the crowd.

“Why don’t you get the f— out of here, it’s not your neighborhood,”One person can be heard talking to other men using their cell phones.

“You’re racist!”A man may shout at another man.

Although the crowd was furious, the men were told to leave. The WeHo Social Justice Coalition claims that there were many other supporters and corroborators present to defend the men and allow them free speech.

“A group of Nazis have rampaged down Santa Monica Blvd from Beverly Hills to West Hollywood harassing Black people, gay people and Jewish people,”The Group tweeted Saturday

West Hollywood’s incident wasn’t the first to be reported. Beverly Hills Police Department confirmed that an antisemitic message-covered box truck was also found parked in front the Beverly Hills Hilton lobby around 4:45 p.m. Sunday.

The truck driver was seen using megaphones and blowhorns on Sunday.

The deputies were summoned and took a report. No arrests were made.

The investigation continues into the truck and its occupants.

SoCal has been witness to antisemitism at other times in recent months.

Antisemitic flyers left Hollywood and Beverly Hills in the middle of April during Passover. In late February, flyers were found in Huntington Beach and Newport Beach, and in December, flyers were left in Beverly Hills on the first night of Hanukkah.

Similar flyers have also appeared in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood and in Miami Beach, Florida.

West Hollywood officials stated that there is no place in the city for hate.

“The City of West Hollywood has a core value of respect and support for all people and there is no tolerance for hate, intolerance, or discrimination,”Read the WeHo statement in part.

Beverly Hills police also issued a statement stating that they were part of the “particular” initiative. “The City of Beverly Hills and BHPD strongly condemns antisemitism in all its forms.”

Information is welcome from anyone who calls the WeHo Sheriff’s Department at (310-855-8850).


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