Last Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2009
For the second time in less than a week, anti-Semitic graffiti has been spray-painted on several locations in Calgary.
Swastikas and racist messages were among the graffiti found on multiple locations in the southeast neighbourhood of Sundance, including the walls of Sundance Elementary School and MidSun junior high.
Fences and vehicles on Sunvale Crescent S.E. were also vandalized.
Police believe the vandalism happened between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.
Investigators believe these incidents are not related to the vandalism of several Jewish properties, including synagogues and a Holocaust memorial, in the southwest part of the city over the weekend.
"This one seemed a lot more broader," said Calgary police spokesman Kevin Brookwell on Thursday. "Some of the words were spelled wrong. Some of the symbols were wrong. They were backwards.
"They talk about school and make reference to how school sucks and 'Down with school' and they also talk about 'Down with institutions' in general. There is also a reference to some sexual anatomy that is mixed in with it. So, it really is all over the map."
A can of spray paint recovered in the area has been sent for analysis. Police are also looking for witnesses or surveillance video.
Bylaw officers removed the graffiti within an hour of it being reported, said Brookwell.
"I don't want to discount or minimize the damage what was done and what was written. Some of it is definitely very hurtful," he said. "Some of it was directed at the Jewish culture again, with reference to killing again. So, certainly, this is serious."
Tips sought in hate crime
Meanwhile, police and Crime Stoppers filmed a re-enactment on Thursday hoping it will generate new tips in finding the vandals behind the anti-Semitic slogans over the weekend.
Police are now calling the incidents a hate crime.
"It is a crime to commit mischief to a religious property, and that's what happened on two of the incidents — they were synagogues," said Const. Brian Denison.
Earlier this week, police released images from a surveillance camera that show a man in front of the Chabad Lubavitch centre in the Woodbine neighbourhood on Saturday around 10 p.m.
A separate charge can be laid for each location that was defaced, which could mean a sentence of up to 10 years in prison if someone is convicted.
While the police may be correct and that this most recent act of vandalism might not be related to that which occurred on November 15, we're not so ready to dismiss the possibility of a connection totally out of hand. One part sort of struck us as significant:
"This one seemed a lot more broader," said Calgary police spokesman Kevin Brookwell on Thursday. "Some of the words were spelled wrong...
We note this because Kyle McKee has a significant problem when it comes to his command of the Queen's English, both oral and written. This is what he posted on Stormfront as a way of deflecting blame from his group:
Now we really don't know if the most recent act of vandalism had anything to do with the Aryan Guard, but any opportunity to make fun of Kyle McKee (shooting fish in a barrel to be honest) is an opportunity that we will not pass up.
Speaking of losers, John Marleau is finding it difficult to find work in these hard economic times. Of course, the Jews must be to blame. Or perhaps, like McKee, Marleau is also an idiot:
Wow. Who'd have thought getting Nazi tats on one's face might limit one's options in the labor market? And Marleau is such a respectable man as evidenced by the following photo:
You have to respect John's quiet, unassuming dignity.
Continuing on our discussion concerning vandalism, some Edmonton prospective members of the Aryan Guard have been flyering in the city. However, they've run into problems with their posters being removed soon after being put up:
A proposal to mitigate this problem is offered by, "Mr. Stryker":
We do so love the cute little code names they've given to each other. However, it's going to get pretty old. While we don't yet know who, "Derek Stryker" (aryan1488) is, we're happy to let our Edmonton readers know who the other two are.
Should the police wish to contact the individuals who vandalized public and/or private property with their Aryan Guard posters in Edmonton, you might want to consider contacting Daniel Brulotte (NSDAPdefender):
You might also consider contacting E.K. (Pwnage21) who could very well have information concerning any cleanup bills. (NOTE: E.K. may be a minor. Did the Aryan Guard ever deal with adults?).
Back to the original act of vandalism that took place on November 15, at least one bonehead who contacted us took umbrage with some of our comments:
Yehuda never said anything about hating Jews parsay. I don't like to speak for others, but it seems that he is simply referring to the fact that the majority of anti-Jewish sentiment is the product of the ways of the Jew themselves, hence the quote "anti-semitism is a disease...you catch it from jews". Considering the actions of Israel over recent decades and some of the words spoken in the Talmud, this notion is not entirely unjustified.
Clumsy attempt to claim that a clearly hateful statement was not actually hateful aside, we are struck by the number of individuals who have sent comments about this incident, as well as those who try to justify the act. Interestingly, they almost all appear to originate in one city with a few exceptions.
And on the topic of hate, we suppose that, "say cheese" is to mundane and cliche for the Aryan Guard group photo:
Oh, and thanks for the add Natalie (who we're to understand may be a student at the University of Calgary). Now, try to guess which one.
Hey, wait. Was that Paulie commenting on the group picture? Why yes! Yes it was! One would think that a seasoned "White Nationalist" like Paulie might caution his younger acolytes to use a more moderate tone. However, Paulie seems to be becoming a little more overt in his own views and whom he supports. We already know that he's buddies with the folks running the Council of Conservative Citizens down south:
Well now Paulie is branching out and meeting new friends, such as Evan Thomas' new group, Vox Nationale....
.... and other more, "in your face" associations:
But Paulie's not a Nazi. No, of course not.