BOISE – Boise police are continuing to investigate vandalism at the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial.
Police say at least three different areas on and near memorial were defaced with racist and anti-Semitic graffiti this week.
Dan Prinzing, the executive director of the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, finds this devastating, but he says it’s not the vandalism that defines this community, it’s the reaction the community has had.
“This week the memorial is experiencing something we never had happen before,” Prinzing said.
Anti-semitic and racist slurs found on the memorial is something Boise police are not taking lightly.
“I think this is a cowardly, criminal act committed because somebody hates others simply because of who they are, and really it’s out of ignorance,” said Boise Police Chief Bill Bones.
While police are investigating, the community is stepping up and showing support.
“It’s that love of a community that’s rallying now to replace, repair and enhance …