I was appalled and greatly distressed to read of a hate crime in Bellerose.
I live in Glen Oaks Village on the Bellerose side where these egregious and nefarious acts were perpetrated. Four cars were spray painted with swastikas and seven other cars had scribbles of hate.
Our neighborhood is a melting pot of various races, nationalities and religious faiths. I just don't understand what could possess the individual or individuals to commit these acts of hate against my neighbors.
In my opinion, we are not born with hate but is learned and taught in the home. That must stop. I urge our City Council and mayor to establish forums children can attend with their parents to discuss hate crimes.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village