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Floral Park man charged with scrawling derogatory graffiti on Muslim-owned shop window

A Floral Park man was charged with criminal mischief for using makeup to scrawl a derogatory word on the window of a local shop owned by Muslims, officials said on Wednesday. Andrew Niemir, 58, schedu

i pShare Tweet Email A Floral Park man was charged with criminal mischief for using makeup to scrawl a derogatory word on the window of a local shop owned by Muslims, officials said on Wednesday.Andrew Niemir, 58, scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday after his arrest late Tuesday, also was charged with writing graffiti that defaced that window in Floral Park, said Stephen McAllister, Floral Park police commissioner." She and other community representatives attended a news conference in Floral Park on Tuesday to address the community’s concerns."They were trying to really advocate," Nasher said, by saying "Look, this is our community, just like everyone else’s; we too should have the opportunity to thrive.

" State Senator Anna Kaplan (D-Geat Neck) by email, said: "This is a reminder to our entire community of just how important it is to report any and all hate crimes to law enforcement, and I urge anyone who is a victim of a crime to do so as soon as it happens.The first charge, McAllister said, could be an element of a possible hate crime.

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