A group of men boarded a school bus carrying Jewish grade-school children in West Rogers Park on Wednesday, yelled antisemitic slurs and gave the Hitler salute, according to officials with the Simon Wiesenthal Center…
The department did not respond when asked about the slurs and Hitler salute and whether the incident was being investigated as a hate crime, even though the Simon Wiesenthal Center said it has been in contact with police.
The incident was reported to police by the mother of one of the students, a law enforcement source said. The mother told police that one of the men who got on the bus threatened to beat up riders and said “heil Hitler,” the source said.
Alison Slovin (the Center’s director) noted that the incident “took place on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Nazi pogrom that destroyed almost all synagogues across Germany in 1938. Many members of the Jewish community have family who lived through those horrors.”
“It can’t happen here…” Believe that and I have a bridge in Brooklyn you should buy.
(there is ongoing discussion over what actually happened…the post may yet be removed for inaccuracies)