Los Angeles Police Department
Man accused of writing anti-Semitic graffiti charged with hate crimes

A man accused of scrawling anti-Semitic graffiti outside a Jewish-owned business in Van Nuys has been charged with multiple hate crimes by Los Angeles city prosecutors. Amos Hason, 49, allegedly painted swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti on a fence and trash bin behind the plumbing business. Surveillance video from the site shows a man writing graffiti on two occasions, prosecutors said. Among the scrawlings were the words: "Adolf was right. Kill Jews!" with a swastika at the end. "If you commit an act of hate, there will be swift and decisive consequences," said City Atty. Mike Feuer in an interview. The city's top prosecutor said the six charges and...